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The Portuguese Nun (2009)
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The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Original name: A Religiosa Portuguesa
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, sincere, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: church, love and romance, filmmaking, lifestyle, culture clash, clergy, religions or cults, self discovery, love affair, artists and showbiz, actor's life, nun, world, society, urban, city life, film within a film, mother, frenchwoman, actress, cross cultural relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and atmospheric films with plots about society, love and romance, introspection, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes and self discovery mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Portuguese Nun: The Karamazov Brothers (2008), 7 Days in Havana (2012), The High Pressures (2014), The Errand of Angels (2008), All the Light in the Sky (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Letters of a Portuguese Nun (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An actress is about to play the part of Mariana Alcoforado, a young nun from the convent of Beja who was writing five letters to her French lover, the officer De Chamilly. The actress, being the perfect embodiment of Mariana, will drive us to a ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
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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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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
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7 Days in Havana (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cuba, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young American boy is trying to break into the acting business, and goes to Cuba during a film festival.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, havana cuba, cuba
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The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
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All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, introspection, journey, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
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Live Fast, Die Young (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a famous star is found dead at an exclusive Christmas Eve party filled with A-list Hollywood types, the police must hold for questioning a group of powerful entertainment industry players who are eager to leave the scene. As they reflect upon ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Porto of My Childhood (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Manoel de Oliveira's autobiographical documentary about returning to his hometown.
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Plot: lifestyle, city life, introspection, filmmaking, social relations, society, first love, memoir, urban, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, archive footage ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: portugal, europe
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62%
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Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, religions or cults, disability, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, volunteer, religion, self discovery, envy, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, cynical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, estate, hopes, destiny, rich and poor, infidelity, down on your luck, social differences, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, based on true events, bleak ...
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Place: romania, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Paradise Recovered (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A devout young woman learns about faith, living, and love from a surprising source. Esther Harris, a young woman praised for her virtue and devotion to Warren F. Vanderbilt's Prophetic Watchman Ministries, has been given the opportunity of a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating
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