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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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy, psychological
Plot: human spirit, redemption, disability, hopes, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, hit and run, new love, operation, cyclist, amputation, ex husband ex wife relationship, sex scene, hospital, female nudity, car accident
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, redemption and couples mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Phantom Pain: Stopped on Track (2011), Shirley Adams (2009), The Policeman's Wife (2013), Home for the Weekend (2012), Our Life (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, terminal illness, suburbs, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, family life, hospital, cancer, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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95%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, small town, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, female full frontal nudity, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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84%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family in crisis, homecoming, estrangement, countryside, village, family relations, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, mental illness, family relations, starting over, parents and children, custody, hopes, family problems, depression, psychologist, woman in underwear, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, betrayal, starting over, hopes, longing, lie, death, love, telephone call ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, realistic, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: abusive father, marital rape, parents and children, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, against the rules, redemption, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, turkey, berlin germany, istanbul turkey
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66%
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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: 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
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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, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, reunion, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, human nature, redemption, family feud
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, estrangement, unfulfillment, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: rehabilitation, parents and children, iranian, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, redemption, dysfunctional family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, introspection, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maddened by His Absence (2012)
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Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
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Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ...
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Place: europe, poland, prague, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Love Belongs to Everyone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating
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55%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
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Swans (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come to Germany to be with Petra during her illness. They ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
 134
Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: pregnancy, terminal illness, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, family problems, cancer, loss of mother, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, parents and children, alcohol abuse, hopes, family problems, family relations, actor's life, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: redemption, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, society, power relations, reach out
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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