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Romulus, My Father (2007)
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Romulus, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, gloomy, entertaining
Plot: family relations, coming of age, isolation, mental institution, impossible love, family problems, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, couples, teenage life, rivalry, couple relations, youth, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, life is a bitch, grownups, relationship problems, children, motorcycle, single father, childhood, traumatic childhood, identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, society, hopes and youth mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Romulus, My Father: Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008), Matching Jack (2010), Three Dollars (2005), Hammers Over the Anvil (1993), Skin (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: sexy, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
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95%
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
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94%
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Three Dollars (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Eddie is a principled man, with a wife, a daughter and a mortgage and leads a seemingly stable and happy life as a government land assessor. Yet when the forces of economic and social change threaten this, he realises just how fragile his reality ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, self discovery, redemption, couples, hopes, family relations, moral dilemma, love, love triangle, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, youth, sex scene, empire, making love, love triangle, infidelity, disability, family relations, lifestyle, rehabilitation, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, teenager, loneliness, reconciliation, terminal illness, family relations, memory, character study, life, parenthood, family ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, year 1989 ...
Place: england, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, touching, depressing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: racism, fall in love, forbidden love, self discovery, human spirit, eccentric family, love and romance, society, social misfits, hopes, family problems, identity crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 1973 ...
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: disability, child abuse, life is a bitch, human spirit, family problems, self discovery, society, social misfits, hopes, parents and children, isolation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, chemotherapy, cancer, child illness, family problems, couples, optimism, overcoming, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, adultery, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, hopes, hustler, cons and scams, terminal illness, down on your luck, human nature, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 897
My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: art house, touching, bleak, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: youth, children, childhood, autobiography, neglect, boarding school, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations, realism, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.1
 249
Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, controversial
Plot: royal family, lifestyle, teenage life, family relations, family problems, state affairs, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, paparazzi, coming of age, queen of england ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 461
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family problems, family relations, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 317
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, estrangement, parents and children, confined, family relations, couples, family problems, isolation, unfulfillment, father daughter relationship, murder, love ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.6
 755
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Best Intentions (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional ...
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Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy
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Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, compassionate, serious, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, parents and children, injustice, youth, family relations, irish, unemployment, human nature, society, childhood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Nora (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: novelist, love affair, writer's life, lifestyle, family problems, romance, society, love triangle, couple relations, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, writers ...
Time: victorian era, edwardian era, 20th century, 1910s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.1
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: enigmatic, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, world war two, romance, love, couples, life philosophy, love and romance, catastrophe, death, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new mexico, new york, new orleans, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
We of the Never Never (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the well-loved Australian classic by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn, this is the remarkable true story of Jeannie Gunn, a woman who fought to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the outback. Leaving her Melbourne existence for ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Baby Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Natalia is a 17-year-old mom living with her mother and son, Antos. She wanted to have a baby because it was a “cool” thing to do, and because she feels she has someone to love; someone who can love her in return. Everything changes when ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: parent child relationship, teenage life, immaturity, family problems, babies and infants, hopes, couples, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, mother child relationship, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%