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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: mental institution, family relations, isolation, impossible love, hopes, family problems, teenage life, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, rivalry, axe, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, motorcycle, suicide attempt, life is a bitch, grownups, relationship problems, wedding, youth, babies and infants, society, immigrants ...
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, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, youth, couples and society mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Romulus, My Father: Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008), Three Dollars (2005), Matching Jack (2010), Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001), Hammers Over the Anvil (1993). 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: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, couples, love and romance, coming of age, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
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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, sentimental, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, self discovery, family problems, hopes, couples, redemption, moral dilemma, family relations, love, love triangle, society, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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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, bittersweet, hopes, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, couples, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: psychological, touching, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, human spirit, child abuse, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, hopes, social misfits, society, isolation, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, disability, infidelity, love triangle, rehabilitation, coming of age, lifestyle, romance, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, overcoming, optimism, family problems, couples, babies and infants, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, human nature, life is a bitch, betrayal, single parent, hustler ...
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, estrangement, parents and children, confined, family problems, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, isolation, father daughter relationship, murder, love ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 27K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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