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Powder Blue (2009)
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Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: stripper, panic attack, exotic dancer, redemption, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, family problems, human nature, hopes, lap dance, bus trip, hospital, employer employee relationship, strip club, christmas, cocaine, church, mortician, kite, sexy woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about redemption, family relations, hopes, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch and death mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Powder Blue: American Gun (2005), Welcome to the Rileys (2010), Sherrybaby (2006), Cake (2014), Broken Wings (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: high school, family relations, family problems, teenage life, americana, on the road, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
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Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, stripper, older man young girl relationship, prostitute, redemption, life is a bitch, friendship, haunted by the past, teenage life, marital problem, overcoming, acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
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Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, warden, addiction, starting over, rehabilitation, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, support group, suicide, obsession, physical therapy, life is a bitch, grieving, introspection, dealing with death, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
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74%
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Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, couple relations, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, innocence lost, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, introspection, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, alcohol abuse, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, self discovery, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
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Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: meditative, realistic, bleak, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, family problems, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, prostitute, family relations, family problems, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, family relations, stolen money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, starting over, single parent, haunted by the past, isolation, survival, kidnapping, reporter, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, loss of spouse, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, grief, best friend, starting over, tragic event, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, architect, house, cancer, family problems, parents and children, human nature, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, rough, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, estrangement, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, life is a bitch, family relations, redemption, family problems, inheritance, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, berlin germany
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, false accusation, redemption, love affair, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, understanding, couples, family relations, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lap Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever.
Style: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: lap dance, stripper, exotic dancer, cancer, life is a bitch, dancer's life, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, workplace, down on your luck, nightclub, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, artists and showbiz, introspection, human nature, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples, family problems ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
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Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: depression, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, family problems, estrangement, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, youth, romance, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
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Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
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The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family problems, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, power relations ...
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38%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, emotional, psychological, road movie, avant garde ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, family relations, last wish, redemption, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Plot: sheriff, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, warden, arrest, mexican american border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%