Movies like Respiro

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Respiro (2002)
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 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, contemplative, talky, atmospheric, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, parents and children, injustice, small town life, working class, villager, mental illness, beach, chase, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mediterranean, wife husband relationship, society, small town, social relations, individualism, nudity (full frontal - brief), underdog, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily, milan italy, mediterranean sea, tokyo

Most similar movies to Respiro

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, mother son relationship, father son relationship and dysfunctional family 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: serious, realistic, tense, touching, sincere
Plot: tourist, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, moral dilemma, family in crisis, misfit, ocean or sea, refugee, immigrants, illegal immigrant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, society, religion, mother daughter relationship, catholic, family relations, coming of age, journey, life is a bitch, bittersweet, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.5
 10K
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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, injustice, family problems, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: social misfits, family relations, friendship, youth, society, parents and children, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.8
 10K
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: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, humiliation, suicide, police officer, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, parent child relationship, emigration, family history ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1900s, turn of the century ...
Place: usa, sicily, new york, atlantic ocean, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, parents and children, small town life, introspection, human nature, small town, profanity, family relations, supportive parent, social relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 17K
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, overcoming, hopes, redemption, family in crisis, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.3
 359
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, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, mental illness, family life, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, old man, poverty, nursing, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, vandalism, arson, murder, crime, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 528
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, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, young heroes, against the odds, missing person, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: injustice, depression, unemployment, workplace, employer employee relationship, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, human nature, workplace situations, moral dilemma, working class, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, orphanage, family relations, self discovery, hopes, youth, parents and children, russian, friendship, drinking, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, emotional, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, train ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, parents and children, politics, village life, terminal illness, mountain, farm, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: teenage girl, countryside, family life, life turned upside down, siblings relations, parents and children, disorder, radical, nature, farm, beekeeper, honey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, germany, milan italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, island, misfit, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sincere, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social relations, clergy, island, homecoming, village life, village, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, sexual content, convent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, couple relations, small town life, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: childhood, architect, introspection, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, identity crisis, parents and children, family life, social differences, disorder, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 7K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 89 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, hopes, love and romance, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 6K
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, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, life, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 580
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, working class, youth, single parent, society, realism, small town, life is a bitch, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: immigrants, family relations, cold war, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, on the run, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1956 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, austria, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: emotional, thought provoking, contemplative, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, americana, family problems, on the road, dealing with death, single parent, death in the family, working class, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, oregon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 2K
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, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, society, lifestyle, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, family life, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family values, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, stockholm sweden, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%