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Respiro (2002)
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and swimming half-naked in the sea, while the next she's curled in a ball on her bed. Out of her earshot, the adult members of her extended family vaguely discuss sending her to a facility of some sort in Northern Italy.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, serious, realistic, talky, atmospheric, sexy, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, parents and children, injustice, working class, small town life, mediterranean, villager, mental illness, beach, mother daughter relationship, chase, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, individualism, social relations, skinny dipping, underdog, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily, milan italy, mediterranean sea, tokyo

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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, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, mother son relationship, dysfunctional family and father son relationship mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Respiro: Terraferma (2011), Corpo celeste (2011), All or Nothing (2002), Darker Than Midnight (2014), Mouchette (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, touching
Plot: tourist, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, immigrants, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, ocean, misfit, refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
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95%
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: religion, parents and children, teenage life, society, journey, mother daughter relationship, catholic, family relations, coming of age, teenage girl, church, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.5
 11K
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
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: social misfits, friendship, family relations, parents and children, society, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, gender, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: village, drowning, family relations, alcohol abuse, small town, humiliation, suicide, alibi, poacher, police officer, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 20K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, redemption, overcoming, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, family history, emigration, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: sicily, usa, new york, italy, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Winter Guest (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: talky, bleak, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: winter, mother daughter relationship, introspection, parents and children, human nature, small town, small town life, supportive parent, family relations, social relations, dealing with death, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.2
 396
The Delay (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. María is never alone: she watches over everyone, sleeps very little, and works too much. She’s increasingly overwhelmed. One day, on impulse, María decides to abandon Agustín. The tightening ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, family life, working class, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, poverty, old man, nursing, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: injustice, depression, unemployment, workplace, employer employee relationship, unsupportive coworkers, supportive coworker, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace situations, working class, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, brother brother relationship, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, vandalism, arson, murder, vietnam veteran, crimes, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ohio, nebraska, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 3K
The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphanage, orphan, adoption, youth, family relations, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, russian, friendship, boy, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, couples, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cold war, family relations, friendship, family, immigrants, love and romance, self discovery, on the run, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1958, year 1965 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, czechoslovakia, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, poverty, working class, father son relationship, youth, farm, parents and children, life is a bitch, island, down on your luck, social differences, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, kurd, parents and children, village life, politics, terminal illness, mountain, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
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The Wonders (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gelsomina’s family works according to some special rules. First of all, Gelsomina, at twelve years of age, is head of the family and her three younger sisters must obey her: sleep when she tells them to and work under her watchful eye. But the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: teenage girl, countryside, beekeeper, life turned upside down, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, disorder, radical, farm, nature, troubled past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 662
Our Father (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, family relations, obsessive quest, young heroes, kids in trouble, missing person, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.7
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, lifestyle, family relations, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, social relations, clergy, island, village, village life, homecoming, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, sexual content, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sardinia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, estrangement, single parent, human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, redemption, hopes, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, old love, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 639
Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth, realism, small town, life is a bitch, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 8K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, family relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, down on your luck, sibling relationship, mother son relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 4K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, cheerleading, family relations, teachers and students, teenage girl, love and romance, poetry, power relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, love and romance, small town life, couple relations, brother brother relationship, single parent, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, adultery, dysfunctional family, family life, family business, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family values, inheritance, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, denmark, stockholm sweden, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%