Movies like Shattered Glass 2002

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Shattered Glass (2002)
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Shattered Glass (2002)
Original name: Scherbentanz
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Un hombre enfermo de leucemia busca desesperadamente un donador de médula.
Plot: mental illness, leukemia, dysfunctional family, family secret, sibling rivalry

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and disturbing films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, love and romance, couples and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Shattered Glass: Hands of a Mother (2016), Fear of Fear (1975), In the Middle of the River (2018), Secrets (1995), Cap Tourmente (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hands of a Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family reunion aboard a ship becomes a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) gets a little cut after going to the bathroom with his grandmother Renate, Markus recalls for the first time what his mother did ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: parent child relationship, family secret, dysfunctional family, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, repressed memory, abusive mother, psychotherapy, mental illness, child abuse, child molestation ...
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Fear of Fear (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After having her second child, a German housewife suffers from post-partum depression before inexplicably falling into a continually misdiagnosed mental state, befuddling her relatives.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, tragic love, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, addiction, mental illness, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany
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92%
In the Middle of the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Led to believe his abusive grandfather is responsible for his sister's recent death, Gabriel returns to his humble home in rural New Mexico. Yearning to protect his family, he swears to secretly kill his grandfather, yet at the critical moment, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing
Plot: vietnam war veteran, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, family secret, death of sister, getting home, iraq war veteran, grandfather grandson relationship, singing in a car, amputee, prison visit
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, secret, family secret, troubled teen, family secrets, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Cap Tourmente (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alex (Roy Dupuis) has a deeply troubled mind. He also has a seriously dysfunctional - not to say incestuous - family. Why then, has he returned from his merchant seaman job to the rocky coasts of his home? Perhaps he couldn't cut manage to ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, getting home, countryside, mental illness, sibling relationship, incest overtones, cello, gay interest, deep cleavage, skinny dipping, male nudity, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Birch Interval (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl is sent to live with Amish relatives in post-war Pennsylvania, where her life dramatically changes.
Plot: dysfunctional family, witch, amish, sheriff, husband wife relationship, recluse, family relations, weirdo, countryside, infidelity, extramarital affair, tied to a tree ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s
Place: pennsylvania
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The Poll Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Estonia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1914 on a family estate, Oda helps a wounded anarchist, and as their illicit friendship deepens, a family turmoil erupts as the war closes in.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: experimenting, obsession, moral dilemma, parents and children, estate, human nature, family relations, collector, coming of age, youth, mad scientist, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: estonia, europe
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24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, Louis, a 78 year old man encounters Olivia, a 19 year old young woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having a ...
Plot: sex scene, female nudity, male objectification, casino, gambler, widow, memory, young woman, falling in love, resort, fall in love
Place: france
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What Hedwig Didn't Tell Us (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A sad story about a young girl who is forced to move from one foster home to another.
Plot: children's home, female protagonist, girl, child protagonist, 12 year old, mother daughter relationship, christmas, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hard Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1963 and teenage Barnie has problems. School bullies are after him, his family is dysfunctional and his girl Leslie screws around. On the run from bullies, he hides in the African-American part of town and meets cute Winona.
Plot: caught having sex, racism, social issues, dysfunctional family, slut, school bully, teenager, love interest, interracial relations
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: sincere, serious, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: reunion, mental illness, parents and children, family relations, introspection, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Fiesta Patria (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two families celebrate the engagement of their children, one of the lovers unearths a family secret.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family secret, dysfunctional family, family reunited, fiancee, military, engagement, nudity (full frontal - brief), country, sex, wheelchair
Place: chile
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52%
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Brotherly Love (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this British tragi-comedy taking place among emotionally bankrupt upper-class Scottish countrymen, Peter O'Toole plays Sir Charles Henry Arbuthnot Pinkerton Ferguson, a mentally disturbed Scotsman, living on his uncared-for farm, who also ...
Plot: insanity, dancing, sibling relationship, mental institution, mental illness, shooting, dance, gunshot wound, farm, incest, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 25
Spring Night (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story of two siblings who for the first time spend a night without their parents, and are visited by strangers who ask for room for the night. Based on the novel by Norwegian writer Tarjei Vesaas.
Plot: farm, death, sex, depression, mental illness, spring, stranger, birth, vagina, male female relationship
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, friendship, mental institution, teenage love, split personality, love and romance, misfit, youth, unfulfillment, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Finsterworld (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
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Manila (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Due to a delayed flight a group of German flight passengers have to wait in the hall of the airport of Manila. The crowd is quite mixed, ranging from an cultivated east German teacher couple up to sleazy sex tourists. As the waiting prolongs, more ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Summer in Berlin (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Lilian's Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
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Plot: daughter, choice, father, insane, weirdo, tragedy, mental illness, hiding place
Place: australia
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44%
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 992
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
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The Invention of the Curried Sausage (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Plot: female director, woman, sausage, male nudity
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39%
 4.5
 175
Four Windows (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They want to get away from each other, but they clasp each other even more firmly. They seek to save appearances at all force. The more they laugh, the quieter it gets around them. The cracks in the family picture widen until an inescapable secret ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 90s
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38%
Borderline Normal (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family goes through a divorce.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, disturbing
Plot: divorce, family drama, domineering mother, sibling rivalry, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, group therapy, first sexual experience, teenage life, divorced parents, petting ...
Place: detroit
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36%
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Northern Kingdom (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The lives of three disparate families are illuminated by a meteor shower on a winter night.
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, stepfather, psychology, female director, psychologist
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 291
Vacation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: All summer long, a group of people circumnavigate each other. A group of people who are so close and yet so alienated from one another. Their isolated holiday home is the site for a resurgence of smouldering conflicts and lifelong illusions that ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, marriage, summer, husband wife relationship, forest, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family life, mother son relationship
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 83
Majhli Didi (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Bipinchandra breaks family tradition by marrying a city girl, Hemangini, much to the chagrin of his sister-in-law, Kadambini, and her husband, Navinchandra. Things are delicate even after both women give birth to two children each. Then Hemangini ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Not by Bread Alone (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the post-WW2 reconstruction in Russia, bald-headed technocrat Drozhdov equates communism with the empowerment of the ordinary man over the arrogant "specialness" of genius. Dedicated scientist Lopatkin takes refuge in Moscow with ...
Plot: nylons, female protagonist, stockings
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%