Movies like Sacred

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Sacred (1999)
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Sacred (1999)
Original name: Kadosh
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and passionately married to Meir, but they remain childless. The yeshiva's rabbi, who is Meir's father, wants Meir to divorce Rivka: "a barren woman is no woman." Rivka's sister, Malka, is in love with Yakov, a Jew shunned by the yeshiva as too secular. The rabbi arranges Malka's marriage to Yossef, whose agitation when fulfilling religious duties approaches the grotesque. Can the sisters sort out their hearts' desires within this patriarchal world? If not, have they any other options?
Style: sincere, clever, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, controversial
Plot: marital abuse, orthodox jew, family relations, religions or cults, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, society, couples, dishonesty, rabbi, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, strong female presence, sexuality, ghetto, religion, suicide, adultery, women's rights, female doctor, ritual, arranged marriage, loveless marriage, infertility ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, society, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sacred: Pleasure Party (1975), Fill the Void (2012), Alila (2003), Existence (2000), Little Jerusalem (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pleasure Party (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phillipe and Esther live an apparently idyllic life with their daughter, Elise. In an attempt to preserve this bliss, Phillipe decides that he and Esther should each have affairs, being sure to tell each other openly about them. The plan backfires ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: swinger couple, sexual relations, family problems, family life, swingers, swinger, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, couples, crumbling marriage, breakup, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
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Fill the Void (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: rabbi, orthodox jew, arranged marriage, family relations, tradition, matchmaking, widower, moral dilemma, society, parents and children, introspection, women's rights ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, belgium
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family problems, family relations, couple relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash, life is a bitch, immigrants, crumbling marriage, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
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Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: romance, family relations, family problems, breakup, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, family problems, couples, social differences, infidelity, lifestyle, love and romance, society, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, israel, europe, middle east
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28%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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27%
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7 Days (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large family with a lot of problems and conflicts between them.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, gulf war, family problems, dealing with death, family life, siblings relations, death in the family, jewish family, brother brother relationship, divorce, funeral, jewish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, 1990s
Place: israel
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27%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, human nature, wartime life, family life, family gatherings, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
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25%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, fall in love, unfulfilled love, introspection, couples, religions or cults, family problems, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, society, life is a bitch, clergy, religions or cults, rabbi, family tradition, family problems, family relations, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, love and romance, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, hopes, womanizer, crumbling marriage, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, middle east, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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23%
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Ushpizin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Jerusalem's orthodox neighborhoods, it's Succoth, seven days celebrating life's essentials in a sukkah, a temporary shack of both deprivation and hospitality. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and ...
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Place: israel, jerusalem
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
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I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, bleak ...
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22%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, disturbing
Plot: prison, prison life, family relations, couple relations, confined, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, crumbling marriage, visitation rights, parents and children, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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22%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
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22%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
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22%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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22%
Live and Become (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, refugee camp, family relations, rescue, refugee, racism, rabbi, foster home, hidden identity, hopes, orphan, refugees ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: ethiopia, israel, france, paris france, middle east ...
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22%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
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21%
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Duration: 77 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
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21%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
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21%
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Place: israel
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21%
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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21%
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Jaffa (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
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20%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
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Style: sincere, serious, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
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20%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Place: usa
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