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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Original name: Moartea domnului Lăzărescu
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse (Luminita Gheorghiu) who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, gloomy, biting, psychological, compassionate, meditative ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, paramedic, ambulance, undressing, alcohol, friendship, paralysis, surgery, nurse, neighbor, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, terminal illness, elderly, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch, aging, nothing goes right, disorder, friends, drinking, public health, treatment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest, canada, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about hospital, friendship, family relations, death, parents and children, unfulfillment and doctor mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Death of Mr. Lazarescu: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Arrhythmia (2017), The Doctor (1991), Aurora (2010), Those Who Remain (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, communism, unwanted pregnancy, hotel, friendship, pregnancy, friends, hotel room, college student, dormitory, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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Arrhythmia (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Finland, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
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Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, supportive spouse, parents and children, bus, cigarette smoking, death, bathtub, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
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Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, dog, rocking chair, neighbor, christmas lights, pregnancy, parents and children, love and romance, friends, urban, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Moon Child (2011)
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Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vital Signs (1990)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Poetry (2010)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
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The Bench (2000)
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Country: Denmark, Sweden
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
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Last Orders (2001)
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Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
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The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
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40%
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 1K
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Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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What If God Were the Sun? (2007)
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
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Country: USA
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: transplant, friendship, terminal illness, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friends, buddies, human spirit, optimism, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Willow Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: blindness, hospital, iranian, surgery, introspection, doctors and patients, religious fundamentalism, disability, life is a bitch, society, suburbs, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, europe, france, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 14K
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Duration: 122 min.
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Plot: hospital, infidelity, party, nightclub, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, human nature, one day, introspection, couple relations, friendship, parents and children ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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