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Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
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Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
Original name: Petits Arrangements avec les morts
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: While middle-aged Vincent (Didier Sandre) makes a sand castle on a beach in Brittany, France, his sister Zaza (Catherine Ferran) and brother Francois (Charles Berling) spend a summer day reflecting on death and loss. They think back on their sister who was killed 20 years earlier in a motorbike accident. Her sudden death has haunted the siblings ever since. Meanwhile, young boy Jumbo (Guillaume Charras), who himself just lost a friend to cancer, joins the three in conversation.
Plot: female director, cancer, death, beach, death of child, death of sister, loss of sister
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde, spiritual, realistic and serious films with plots about female director, death, beach, love, female protagonist, female nudity and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Coming to Terms with the Dead: Boxes (2007), Woman of the Ganges (1974), Top Hearts! (1999), My Breast (1994), Limbo (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, ...
Plot: female director, old age, surrealism, family relations, moving, half sister, mother daughter relationship, death, father daughter relationship, box, semi autobiographical, nostalgia
Place: brittany
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95%
Woman of the Ganges (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man returns to the place he once lived a passionate love affair with a woman who is now dead. So powerful are the emotions that seize him that he imagines she is still alive, and begins to live as if this were the case...
Style: avant garde
Plot: female director, frustration, loneliness, winter, coat, very little dialogue, seaside, beach, small town, ghost, voice
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 380
Top Hearts! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman (Karin Viard) in the fourth month of her first pregnancy fights to save the baby while being treated for breast cancer.
Plot: pregnant woman, hospital, breast cancer, hopes, female director, shaved head, cancer, pregnancy
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 104
My Breast (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meredith Baxter plays Joyce Wadler in this heartwarming story of hope, courage and redemption inspired by the New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer. Stuck in a lackluster relationship with her boyfriend, she's ...
Plot: breast cancer, survival, female director, writers, sports writer, journalist, cancer, death, surgery, courage, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.6
 70
Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, school teacher, car accident, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Stray Girlfriend (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A romantic holiday has left Ines all alone. So alone. She's really not at all happy about it.
Plot: female director, beach resort, hotel, horse riding, phone booth, earring, beach, loneliness, sea
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Escape from Polygamy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Recently-widowed Leann and her 17-year-old daughter Julina move into an isolated polygamous compound, where the freethinking Julina meets like-minded Ryder, son of the religious compound’s charismatic Prophet, Ervil.
Plot: female director, fall in love, suicide attempt, birth, religious leader, death, religion, community, prophet, mormon, falling in love
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 1K
Time to Die (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An impressionistic, black-and-white portrait of the day-to-day of a nonagenarian woman as she experiences the final act of her life. Danuta Szaflarska stars as Aniela, who lives in a massive yet rapidly-deteriorating wooden house, filled with ...
Plot: female director, family relations, generation gap, shakespearean quotation, house, death, piano, dog, son, old lady
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenage mother is forced to give up her baby for adoption and, 19 years later, when she tries to contact her son, she learns that he died, under questionable circumstances when he was three years old.
Plot: female director, lingerie, abusive mother, abuse, nylons, female protagonist, death of child, adoption, child abuse, black panties, panties, stockings
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Plot: retirement home, forest, sadness, female director, death, nature, tree, old man
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 97
Siembra (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man and his son move from the Pacific coast of Colombia to Cali, but have a difficult time adapting to the city. When his son is killed, the father must go through the hard process of grief while trying to find roots in a place that does not ...
Plot: female director, dog, pig, funeral, death, coffin, singing, fireworks, church, death of son, loss of son
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: female director, generation, fiancee, faith, wedding, widow, christianity, death, multiple time frames, faith based
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 186
The Promise (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an order of protection against him, but the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, child in peril, danger, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, hopes, injustice, family relations, family problems, family in danger, starting over, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 180
Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, scandinavian girl, teenager, female nudity, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 934
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
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42%
Looking for Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Elisa, on a verge of divorce, leaves Paris with her son Noe to settle in her hometown of Dunkerque to find the biological mother who gave her up for adoption 30 years before.
Plot: female director, adoption, pregnant, abortion, pregnant woman, mother daughter reunion, walking a dog, cycling, dining hall, nudity (full frontal - brief), laptop, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 242
Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, love, journalism, aids
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 454
The Mourner (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother, Peewli, ran away with a rich lover, the owner of a drama company, abandoning her. When Shanichari ...
Plot: female director, death of husband, death, pregnancy, desert, orphan, death of mother, landowner, crying, grief, female protagonist, prostitute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.9
 176
Riviera (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.
Plot: female director, pink panties, panties, struggle, mini skirt, female nudity, swimming pool
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 136
Beau fixe (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of 4 girls decide to revise for their exams together, in the summer vacation. They move from Paris to the countryside, where Valerie's grandmother has a vacant house. The film is all about their inter-personal relationships, and how ...
Plot: beach, friendship, medical student, country house, university student, seaside, female student, cousin cousin relationship, group of friends
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 110
Deux fois (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Deux fois is a 1968 experimental film by Jackie Raynal. Raynal stars in the film, her first as a director; she had previously worked for several years as a film editor, most notably for films in Éric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" series ...
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: female director, very little dialogue, urination, feminist, breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Death of Empedocles (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: female director, filmed play, communism, utopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sand and Blood (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bullfighting, music, medicine, change, and homoerotic possibilities mix in this study of friendship. Francisco is a bullfighter on his way up, so focused even sex doesn't hold his interest. After a minor road accident, he meets a doctor, ...
Plot: female director, bullfighting, friendship between men, homoeroticism, slaughterhouse, homosexual, homosexual subtext, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: romance, female director, department store, south, male female relationship, widow, son, love, small town, age difference, community, americana
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 287
We the Coyotes (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Amanda and Jake are in love and want to start a new life in Los Angeles. Will they make the right decisions? The first 24 hours of their new life take them all around the city, bringing them more surprises and frustrations than expected.
Plot: female director, job seeking, mother daughter conflict, telephone conversation, stolen money, swimming pool, money, telephone call, sea, aunt, underwater scene, one day ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 143
Little Darling (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Thirty year old virgin Sybille meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?
Plot: female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, con artists, marriage, shopping mall, train, female nudity, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 264
I Want to See (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 75 min.
Story: July 2006. Another war breaks out in Lebanon. The directors decide to follow a movie star, Catherine Deneuve and a friend, actor and artist Rabih Mroue;, on the roads of South Lebanon. Together, they will drive through the regions devastated by the ...
Plot: female director, car, sleeping in a car, celebrity, actress
Place: lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 856
Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, sea, seaside, female director, nickname, female protagonist, jumping from height, beach, singing, school, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Why (Not) Brazil? (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A film director, whose career is going downhill, reluctantly decides to adapt an inadaptable best selling novel. Will she succeed or will the book adapt her in the process?
Plot: female director, film within a film, talking to the camera, pediatrician, movie star, police, filmmaking, apartment, interview, writers, sex, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 625
Parisienne (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different facets of her new country, and of herself.
Plot: love, immigrants, female director, country, romance, family, classroom, infidelity, teenage girl, uncle niece relationship, teacher student relationship, boyfriend ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: paris france, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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