Movies like Left Luggage

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Left Luggage (1998)
 7.4
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which makes him look obsessed. He keeps checking old maps and keeps digging, trying to find, in fact, those he lost. His daughter Chaya is a beautiful modern girl looking for a part-time job. She finds a place as a nanny in the strictly observant Chassidic family with many children, although her secular manners clearly fly in the face of many commandments. One of the reasons she is accepted is that mother of the family is absolutely overburdened by the household, so she stays despite the resistance of the father, normally - an indisputable authority in the family. She develops a special bond with the youngest of the boys, four-year old Simcha, so far incapable of speaking.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, compassionate, macabre ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, youth, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, family life, mentally challenged, haunted by the past, society, coming of age, eviction, liberal, female nudity, holocaust survivor, racism, orthodox jew, mental retardation, holocaust, jews, judaism, tragedy, nazis, nudity (topless - notable), depression ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, culture clash, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Left Luggage: Zelly and Me (1988), Ida (2013), The Chosen (1981), Two Bits (1995), Confetti Harvest (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zelly and Me (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her French nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor to take her and the orphan away when she realizes that the ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, betrayal, nanny, rich and poor, society, kidnapping, family life, mentally challenged, family problems, teenage life, adoption ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: virginia
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95%
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Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, family secret, convent, anti semitism, orphan, nazism, self discovery, haunted by the past, partners, clergy, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, society, clergy, parents and children, friends, interracial relations, family relations, youth ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, teenage life, family life, self discovery, youth, parents and children, friends, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, farm, siblings relations, society, youth, village, parents and children, family relations, village life, religions or cults, female nudity, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: racism, colonialism, interracial relations, coming of age, culture clash, youth, jazz, social differences, society, family relations, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, friends, friendship, coming of age, youth, single parent, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
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60%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, bullying, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, parents and children, society, understanding, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, youth, self discovery, single parent, small town life, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, nanny, family in crisis, couple relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, friendship, babies and infants, master and servant, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Plot: single parent, parenthood, overcoming, cancer, step siblings, family problems, family relations, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, single father, father son relationship, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family problems, smuggling, society, human nature, innocence lost, family relations, siblings relations, babies and infants, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, los angeles, europe, antwerp ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, single parent, youth, family problems, mentally challenged, kids in trouble, confined, haunted by the past, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexual, sexy, emotional, touching, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, hospital, small town, self discovery, love, great depression, love and romance, prostitute, nanny, introspection, liberal, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, innocence lost, writer's life, love and romance, teachers and students, power relations, family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, evangelist, singer, family problems, teenage life, haunted by the past, society, introspection, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 199
Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, family relations, destiny, environmentalism, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, self discovery, ghetto, human nature, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, heist ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, mouse, estrangement, haunted by the past, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, rebelliousness, society, apprentice, teenage life, redemption, life is a bitch, virginity, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, family relations, family in crisis, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, workplace, self discovery, religions or cults, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: thought provoking, captivating, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: religions or cults, society, introspection, death in the family, family problems, mentally challenged, family tradition, clergy, rabbi, self discovery, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lifestyle, human nature, youth, single parent, teenage life, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: grief, racism, dysfunctional family, couple relations, friends, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, friendship, haunted by the past, master and servant, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: slave, slavery, friendship, social differences, family relations, parents and children, injustice, working class, americana, dysfunctional family, racism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Invisible Circus (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After learning that her sister, Faith (Cameron Diaz), has committed suicide in Portugal, Phoebe (Jordana Brewster), an 18-year-old hippie, decides to uproot from her San Francisco home to travel to Europe. Phoebe hopes to discover and experience the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suicide, father, couples, fall in love, teenage life, terrorism, coming of age, youth, on the road, politics, haunted by the past, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, human spirit, mentally challenged, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, thanksgiving, mental institution, parents and children, teachers and students, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: elderly lovers, family relations, against humanity, parents and children, love and romance, death in the family, family life, society, haunted by the past, holocaust, old photograph, war crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, europe, germany, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, rabbi, afterlife, society, innocence lost, religions or cults, suburbs, family relations, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: retirement home, coming of age, friendship, friends, dealing with death, golden years, retirement home life, elderly, youth, reconciliation, loneliness, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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