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, hospital, car accident
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: God's Army (2000), Daybreak (2003), Dawn Anna (2005), Everyday (2012), The Keys to the House (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 988
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: realistic, sincere, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, terminal illness, youth, self discovery, working class, couples, redemption, siblings relations, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 1K
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, touching, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, couples, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, redemption, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.9
 917
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: high school, terminal illness, against the odds, family problems, child illness, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, relationship vs career, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.2
 715
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prison life, couples, family relations, parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, prison, drugs, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, suffering, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, italy, berlin germany, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, hopes, lifestyle, human nature, society, redemption, family relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, siblings relations, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland, prague, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.1
 320
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: psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, family relations, wartime life, destiny, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, hopes, soldier, couples, human nature, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Plot: paralysis, disability, family problems, social decay, life is a bitch, parents and children, down on your luck, single parent, small town, family relations, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness, unfulfillment, family problems, reunion, family relations, human nature, redemption, family feud
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, couple relations, family problems, couples, overcoming, optimism, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 2K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences, twentysomething life, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, support group, haunted by the past, post war, depression, single parent, family relations, parent child relationship, single mother, child abuse, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sincere, serious, disturbing, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, reunion, introspection, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, search, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 8K
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 5K
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, medical school, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, power relations, family relations, intern, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 2K
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: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: sheriff, mentally unstable, family problems, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, family relations, misfit, parent child relationship, affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, human spirit, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, media, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 1K
A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, follow your dream, parents and children, couples, workplace, cooking and food, couple relations, hopes, family problems, father daughter relationship, family relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, usa, europe, new york, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 713
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: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, sincere
Plot: human nature, starting over, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, down on your luck, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, family problems, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 472
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, witty, sincere ...
Plot: life turned upside down, disorder, couples, media, journalism, terminal illness, family relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, optimism, hopes, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: hopes, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, self discovery, elderly, family relations, countryside, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: family in crisis, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, dealing with death, illness, hospital, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: abusive father, self discovery, against the rules, society, family problems, family tradition, conservative, family relations, german, life is a bitch, immigrants, marital rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.5
 254
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: island, redemption, family in crisis, social misfits, misfit, human nature, starting over, friendship, small town life, family problems, couples, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family life, starting over, custody, family relations, mental illness, hopes, parents and children, depression, sister sister relationship, swimming pool, woman in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 8K
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, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, jealousy, christmas eve, hospital, chaos and mayhem, golden years, family gatherings, miraculous event ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfillment, dealing with death, parents and children, life is a bitch, coping, family relations, redemption, terminal illness, estrangement, hopes, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 652
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: lovers apart, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, drug abuse, family problems, couples, redemption, family relations, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, touching, gloomy, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, introspection, estrangement, sexual abuse, small breasts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 1K
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: transplant, human spirit, terminal illness, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, buddies, friends, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%