Movies like Phantom Pain

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Phantom Pain (2009)
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Original name: Phantomschmerz
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with the help of love and willpower.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: disability, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, misfit, parents and children, human spirit, human nature, redemption, new love, cyclist, operation, ex husband ex wife relationship, amputation, couples, hit and run, female nudity, sex scene, car accident, hospital
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany

Most similar movies to Phantom Pain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, couples and redemption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Phantom Pain: Daybreak (2003), Dawn Anna (2005), Shirley Adams (2009), About Her Brother (2010), God's Army (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, redemption, love affair, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, school, disability, rehabilitation, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, introspection, misfit, human spirit, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, reunion, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, hopes, siblings relations, human nature, family relations, family problems, family feud, terminal illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, siblings relations, religions or cults, family relations, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, human nature, society, working class, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, support group, post war, depression, single parent, family relations, parent child relationship, child abuse, single mother, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, best friends, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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
Plot: hospital, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, introspection, terminal illness, power relations, family relations, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sheriff, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, mentally unstable, misfit, family problems, love affair, family relations, parent child relationship, affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, human nature, society, starting over, job seeking, family problems, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, hopes, estrangement, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, disorder, human spirit, couples, family relations, life turned upside down, optimism, media, journalism, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, clever, emotional, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, destructive relationship, fall in love, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, wartime life, destiny, couples, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Noel (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, love and romance, christmas, hopes, christmas eve, couple relations, jealousy, hospital, family gatherings, golden years, down on your luck, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, captivating ...
Plot: suburbs, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family in crisis, terminal illness, family life, family problems, family relations, illness, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, island, starting over, small town, hopes, parents and children, social misfits, couple relations, misfit, human nature, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, working class, society, lifestyle, friendship, friends, family relations, parents and children, dealing with death, redemption, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, mental illness, starting over, custody, family problems, family life, hopes, family relations, rock paper scissors, psychologist, depression, woman in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, dealing with death, family in crisis, hopes, coping, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family relations, redemption, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Mainline (2006)
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, realistic, gloomy, emotional, serious
Plot: rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, family relations, lovers apart, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, redemption, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: gloomy, disturbing, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, estrangement, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, introspection, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, family problems, sexual abuse, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: death, family problems, estrangement, optimism, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Helen (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: couples, family relations, misfit, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children, mental illness, friendship, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, couple relations, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, parents and children, unsupportive spouse, disability, homecoming, family relations, family problems, patricide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: homecoming, countryside, estrangement, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, family problems, couples, village, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, artists and showbiz, performer's life, siblings relations, parents and children, family relations, redemption, human nature, actor's life, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, prague, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: sailor, family relations, alcohol abuse, homecoming, estrangement, family problems, unfulfillment, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, alcoholic, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
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Octavia (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: gloomy, sexual, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: disability, society, captivity, misfit, youth, human spirit, friendship, family relations, friends, hopes, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, starting over, family relations, family life, social worker, custody, hopes, family problems, legal, legal action, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, crumbling marriage, estrangement, redemption, youth, family problems, addiction, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
When We Leave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic
Plot: marital rape, abusive father, society, german, punishment, muslim, redemption, couples, family tradition, family feud, family disapproval, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, germany, europe, berlin germany, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%