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Mainline (2006)
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Mainline (2006)
Original name: خون بازی
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, drug abuse, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, hopes, family problems, couples, rehabilitation, lovers apart, husband wife relationship, wedding, strong female presence, female director, iranian, drugs, trip, mother daughter relationship, aunt, travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family and couples mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Mainline: Under the Skin of the City (2001), A Long Way Home (2003), We're All Christs (2006), Applause (2009), Offline (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
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Plot: life is a bitch, factory worker, politics, introspection, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, human nature, couples, working class, family life, injustice, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
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A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
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Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, family in crisis, parents and children, domestic disturbance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: surreal, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, estrangement, alcohol abuse, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, actor's life, hopes, strong female presence, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
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The Wool Cap (2004)
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Duration: 103 min.
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Tales (2014)
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
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Our Life (2010)
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
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Everyday (2012)
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Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
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The End of Innocence (1990)
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Country: USA
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Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
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The Music Man (2007)
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Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing
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Wolfy (2009)
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Genre: Drama
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33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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