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The Proprietor (1996)
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The Proprietor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to confront many old issues dating back to her childhood and bringing herself full circle to her present day life.
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: world war two, racism, family relations, parents and children, family life, couples, self discovery, society, immigrants, writer's life, homecoming, human nature, couple relations, dull life, nazi, writers, memory, mother daughter relationship, auction, arrest, film producer, haunted by the past, infatuation, childhood home, fictional biography ...
Place: new york, paris france, france, usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and contemplative films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, couples, couple relations, love and romance and human nature mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Proprietor: One Day You'll Understand (2008), Emoticon ;) (2014), Cet amour-l? (2001), Mother of George (2013), World Traveler (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, elderly lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, europe, france, germany
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, power relations, couples, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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65%
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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, serious, captivating, 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 ⇓
58%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, couple relations, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, married couple, female protagonist, family relations, relationships, changing lives, cultural difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: realistic, touching, road movie, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, obsessive quest, starting over, introspection, self discovery, family problems, society, love and romance, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, obsession, couple relations, celebrity culture, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, self discovery, culture clash, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance, society, lifestyle, infidelity, social differences, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, death in the family, woman, hapless, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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43%
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Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, prank, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, family problems, couples, society, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
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42%
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, contemplative
Plot: writer's life, elderly, society, elderly lovers, immigrants, love and romance, family relations, family in crisis, hotel, lovers reunited, family gatherings, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, unfulfillment, dull life, suburbs, couple relations, couples, human nature, lifestyle, multiple storylines, one day, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, contemplative
Plot: power relations, family relations, vietnam war, parents and children, doctors and patients, anti war, military life, couple relations, homecoming, captivity, chaos and mayhem, hospital ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, family life, culture clash, redemption, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, washington d.c., usa, asia, persia
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, introspection, society, couples, suburban life, unfulfillment, friends, suburbs, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lola (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story follows a troubled woman and her search for identity. She is given a choice between a return to the dysfunction of the past, or a new life in self assumed identity.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense
Plot: mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, mentally unstable, society, crimes, couple relations, couples, family relations, parents and children, female nudity, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, family life, relationship vs career, social relations, friends, family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, suburban life, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, society, hopes, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, rise to the top, family life, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, usa, england, harvard university
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34%
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ABCD (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only goal of an ageing Indian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Desi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, clever ...
Plot: society, romance, immigrants, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, interracial relations, culture clash, tradition ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, india, new york
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34%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family problems, love and romance, dealing with death, introspection, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, haunted by the past, family business, midlife crisis, workplace intrigue ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, sibling relationship, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, friendship, teenage life, working class, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Far (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Serge is a long distance lorry driver between Morocco andEurope. In Tangier, he tries to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Sarah. She has refused to have anything to do with him since her mother’s death and intends to join her brother in ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, love and romance, romance, introspection, parents and children, tragic love, human nature, cons and scams, working class, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, single parent, disability, human nature, parents and children, misfit, fighting the system, youth, legal action, rebellion, society, autism ...
Time: 90s
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31%
The Girl on the Train (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Girl on the Train is a 2009 French drama film directed by André Téchiné. Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: anti semitism, destructive relationship, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, human nature, journalism, seduction, media, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, college, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, self discovery, fall in love, society, coming of age, lifestyle, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, year 1955
Place: paris france, virginia, france, europe, usa ...
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30%
Household Saints (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of an eccentric Italian-American family in New York City in the 1950's and 60's. Young Teresa dreams of joing the convent, over the objections of her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: catholic, world war two, homecoming, redemption, social differences, family life, human nature, eccentric family, parents and children, miraculous event, forbidden love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: family relations, drug abuse, crimes, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, life is a bitch, assassination, factory, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, europe, provence
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