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The Plague (1992)
Original name: La Peste
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, Argentina
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a city in South America an outbreak of bubonic plague occurs. While people try to flee and the military close the city an idealistic doctor decides to stay and help the sick. In the ever changing circumstances he puts up a brave fight, being helped by others but also involving them without being able to control the situation.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: plague, isolation, quarantine, terminal illness, danger, journalism, on the run, good versus evil, deadly, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, military dictatorship, public health, death row, claustrophobia, philosophy, medical profession, dictatorship, tv reporter, martial law, third world, morality, stadium, disease, female reporter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: buenos aires argentina, south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and psychological films with plots about life is a bitch, terminal illness, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, society and politics mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Plague: Down Came a Blackbird (1995), The Big Brass Ring (1999), One True Thing (1998), The Favorite Son (1994), Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: clinic, kidnapping, terrorism, missing person, price of justice, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, journalism, on the run, survival, genocide ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: head of state, media satire, political conspiracy, political corruption, campaign, politics, dishonesty, media, state affairs, gays and lesbians, journalism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Favorite Son (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Mantegna, the son of Italian immigrants now living in Nice, is a hunted man, riddled with debt and involved in borderline illegal companies. To extricate himself, he has to rely on Philippe and François, his two brothers, and on Raphaël, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, dangerous animal, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, dishonesty, life is a bitch, italian immigrant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben's arms ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological
Plot: dominatrix, mentally unstable, strong sexual content, looking for love, nightclub, sexual relations, life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, couple relations, sexual abuse, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
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Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: quarantine, housewife, illness, medicine, psychiatrist, allergy, retreat, desert, crumbling marriage, doctors and patients, sex, chemical ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, death, mother son relationship, wife husband relationship, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Contaminated Man (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: investigation, race against time, terrorism, track down, uncover truth, plague, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dealing with death, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, college, terminal illness, life is a bitch, couples, politics, aging, legal action, couple relations, friendship, mental illness, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political drama scripted by novelist Ian McEwan
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: journalism, manipulations, dishonesty, media, state affairs, intrigue, politics, workplace, speech, radio, adultery, reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: downfall, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crime, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, destiny, terminal illness, love and romance, society, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, france, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 872
Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mark of an Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she comes to pick up her son Thomas. Determined to find out ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, mentally unstable, dealing with death, stalking, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, danger, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 1K
Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
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Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, offbeat
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Book of Stars (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.7
 459
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: terminal illness, life turned upside down, hopes, unfulfillment, journalism, human spirit, couple relations, optimism, media, couples, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Family of Strangers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 269
Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Like a Star Shining in the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple finds out what love truly means when one of them has a brush with death. When Anne and Marc met, it was love at first sight, and the longer they were together, the more they realized they never wanted to be apart. But not long after ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, politics, military dictatorship, torture, survival, crimes, danger, state affairs, disappearance, taxi, suicide, shot in the head ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 586
War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, danger, state affairs, chaos, control room, international crisis, terrorism, end of the world, role playing, nuclear war, nuclear explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 19K
The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, human nature, danger, life is a bitch, chase, save the world, redemption, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, sacrifice, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: journalism, human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, media, misfit, unfulfillment, brain tumor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 45
Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: clergy, church, dedicated lawyer, hostages, tragic hero, legal action, terrorism, uncover truth, innocence lost, moral dilemma, price of justice, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, child illness, plague, terminal illness, life is a bitch, politics, deadly, heroes, hopes, society, power relations, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
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