Movies like The Uncertainty Principle

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The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
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The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Original name: O Princípio da Incerteza
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: realistic, cynical, serious, talky, stylized, clever, humorous, contemplative, offbeat
Plot: starting over, rich and poor, destiny, infidelity, estate, hopes, life is a bitch, couples, social differences, society, down on your luck, dishonesty, marriage, friendship, friends, human nature, emotionless, master and servant, power relations, joan of arc, bourgeoisie
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, life is a bitch, couples, starting over, love and romance and human nature mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like The Uncertainty Principle: Magic Mirror (2005), Abraham's Valley (1993), Dance Town (2010), Colossal Youth (2006), The Portuguese Nun (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Magic Mirror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Portugal
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now comes this rich land owner with her sublime ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere, offbeat
Plot: society, dull life, obsession, dishonesty, religions or cults, cons and scams, social differences, estate, ex convict, released from prison, religion, virgin mary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, europe, venice
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95%
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Spain, France
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Macário spends an entire train journey to the Algarve talking to a woman he does not know about the trials and tribulations of his love life: straight after starting his first job as a book keeper at his Uncle Francisco's shop in Lisbon he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: blonde, accountant, romance, love and romance, fall in love, society, wooing, social differences, hopes, starting over, breakup, engagement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: flowers, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, introspection, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, unfulfillment ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: social differences, starting over, couple relations, human nature, political corruption, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, couples, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, starting over, misfit, addiction, urban ghetto life, husband wife relationship, courage, alienation, settler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
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58%
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: church, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, culture clash, artists and showbiz, clergy, actor's life, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: couple relations, betrayal, starting over, hopes, dishonesty, longing, couples, human nature, love, suicide, death of husband, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Columbian politician blinded by his own privilege is forced to walk a mile in the shoes of the people he despises most after falling victim to a violent attack and subsequently losing his memory. Miguel was a man of fine stock, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social relations, social differences, redemption, friendship, memory loss, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, power relations, injustice, human nature, hopes, misfit, young lovers, human spirit, anarchist, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: friendship, writer's life, master and servant, society, rich and poor, power relations, strong female presence, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, flashback, bonding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: rough, stylized, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, criminal heroes, gangsters, hopes, society, crimes, life is a bitch, immigrants, down on your luck, countryside, misfit, dark humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, disorder, introspection, hopes, sexuality, gender, women, lgbt, gays and lesbians, feminism, lgbtq ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Murder in Pacot (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Haiti, France, Norway
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society when they are forced to rent out their villa to a foreign aid worker and his enterprising local ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspense
Plot: life turned upside down, mysterious character, social differences, couples, couple relations, hopes, starting over, family problems, human nature, domestic disturbance, earthquake, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: haiti, africa
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41%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, love and romance, couples, family life, college, unemployment, family in crisis, family problems, human nature, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, friendship, bittersweet, hopes, dishonesty, parents and children, terminal illness, life turned upside down, family relations, child illness, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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20 Fingers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode displays a different form of male/female interaction. The placing ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, feminist film, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, human nature, unwanted pregnancy, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, husband wife relationship, marital problem, tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iran, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Two (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a pair of twin sisters in Werner Schroeter's gorgeously composed and utterly berserk opus stuffed to overflowing with sailors, drag queens, suicides, cemeteries, doppelgängers, fickle foxes and operatic arias.
Style: non-linear, realistic, psychological, serious, controversial ...
Plot: family relations, opera, twins, hopes, human nature, strong female presence, cabaret, destiny, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence, portugal, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trusting in fate, Don Quixote and Sancho pursue their travels in search of adventure day and night. They ride through fields, talking about subjects as varied as spirituality, chivalry and daily life. A growing bond of friendship unites them.
Style: experimental, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: destructive relationship, idealism, life is a bitch, prison life, tragic love, society, hopes, gang, friendship, don quixote, urban ghetto life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the second feature film by Russian director Vasily Sigarev, fate brings ordeals to characters that find themselves immersed in deep crisis; they must seek the strength to cope with adversity. In a remote and cold region of Russia, Galya, a ...
Style: bleak, psychological, melancholic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: destiny, tragic love, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, family problems, father son relationship, hopes, love, children, society, dishonesty, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, couples, single parent, love and romance, life is a bitch, working class, friendship, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, masturbation, male masturbation, poverty, canary, male nudity, hunger, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, very little dialogue, erection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
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32%
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet, couples, life is a bitch, designer, love and romance, downfall, twentysomething life, youth, store, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, family relations, friendship, social differences, hopes, power relations, friends, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, women ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, couples, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes, single parent, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: pregnancy, social differences, lifestyle, drug abuse, social decay, nothing goes right, social misfits, rise to the top, immigrants, society, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
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31%
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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: psychological, emotional, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, soldier, family relations, couples, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, destiny, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, rivalry, gangsters, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, africa, england, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
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Eager Bodies (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Paul and Charlotte are in love. Charlotte discovers she has a grave malady and Paul supports her. But Paul is also attracted to Ninon, another girl. Charlotte accepts Paul to have an affair with her, and the three start a difficult and ambiguous ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, tragic hero, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, terminal illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbianism, sex scene, sex between cousins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In Another Country (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: beach, lifeguard, interracial romance, human nature, infidelity, jealous spouse, couples, destiny, french, cheating wife, adultery, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, family relations, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, parents and children, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
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29%