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

Most similar movies to Shattered Glass

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and emotional films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, couples, female nudity and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Shattered Glass: Hands of a Mother (2016), Fear of Fear (1975), Secrets (1995), Birch Interval (1976), The Poll Diaries (2010). 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, serious, suspense, psychological
Plot: parent child relationship, family secret, childhood trauma, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, psychotherapy, mental illness, child abuse, abusive mother, child molestation, repressed memory ...
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, life is a bitch, tragic love, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, addiction, mental illness, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany
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93%
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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: family secret, church, secret, troubled teen, family secrets, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
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73%
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: fall in love, female nudity, sex scene, widow, falling in love, memory, casino, young woman, resort, gambler
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: patriarch, adultery, infidelity, recluse, loyalty, uncle niece relationship, dysfunctional family, family relations, weirdo, husband wife relationship, post world war two, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: pennsylvania
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58%
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, estate, human nature, family relations, moral dilemma, parents and children, coming of age, youth, collector, mad scientist, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: estonia, europe
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58%
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: child protagonist, children's home, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, 12 year old, girl, christmas, family relations
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56%
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
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56%
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No Letting Go (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.
Plot: mental illness, family relations, bipolar disorder, mental health, coming of age
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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, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, reunion, parents and children, family relations, introspection, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, gunshot wound, shooting, farm, incest, dance, dancing, brother sister relationship, sibling relationship, mental institution, mental illness
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52%
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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 ⇓
52%
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.
Plot: family secret, country, wheelchair, fiancee, military, sex, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), family reunited
Place: chile
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52%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, mental institution, teenage love, schizophrenia, split personality, romance, youth, unfulfillment, young lovers, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sincere, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, couples, eccentric family, friendship, love and romance, single parent, life is a bitch, working class, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Finsterworld (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film tells different stories in a kind of parallel Germany about love, affection and hatred.
Style: suspense, tricky, psychological, absurd, scenic ...
Plot: human nature, couples, school, loneliness, bribery, parent child relationship, concentration camp, police officer, road, forest, school uniform, metaphor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ...
Plot: airport, masturbation
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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46%
Summer in Berlin (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When you read the title ‘Summer on the Balcony’ you probably think it will be a light Berlin summer comedy but it’s not. This film is an intimate study of two women friends who come to each other because of troubles with everyday life and with ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, lifestyle, life is a bitch, single parent, sexual abuse, reunion, love, disco, drinking, intrigue, balcony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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46%
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Lilian's Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually secured by her eccentric Aunt Kitty and her brother, John. Lilian starts to carve out a place for herself. As she explores Sydney ...
Plot: tragedy, daughter, choice, father, weirdo, insane, mental illness, hiding place
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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates ...
Plot: african american, slavery, great depression, miscarriage of justice, frame up, dysfunctional family, black family, child's point of view, boycott, teacher, interracial relations
Time: 1930s
Place: mississippi
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
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The Sisters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.
Style: emotional, rough, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, lifestyle, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family gatherings, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, dark past, family relations, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Invention of the Curried Sausage (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: World War II is grinding to a close, and middle-aged Lena Bruecker (Barbara Sukowa) is caught in the fallout of Germany's crushing defeat. Her husband is missing in action on the Eastern Front, her children are all grown and out of touch with ...
Plot: female director, woman, sausage, male nudity
Place: hamburg germany, germany
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40%
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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 ...
Plot: male nudity, pubic hair, shopping mall, neglected wife, male full rear nudity, gay son, dysfunctional family, sex with a stranger
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39%
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, vengeance, coming of age, society, youth, single parent, betrayal, family relations, family problems, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Borderline Normal (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family goes through a divorce.
Style: realistic, disturbing, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: divorce, family drama, domineering mother, overbearing mother, sibling rivalry, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, first sexual experience, group therapy, teenage life, divorced parents, petting ...
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
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%
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Der Blaue (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this German political drama, an ex-Stasi agent encounters an old friend whom he may have betrayed after his friend tried to escape East Germany. The former East German agent is Otto Skrodt who after many years is about to be promoted in the ...
Plot: german reunification, disguise, intrigue, agent, female nudity, stasi, clandestine
Place: gdr, german democratic republic
⇓ 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%
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, ...
Plot: grandfather grandson relationship, dysfunctional family, singing in a car, vietnam war veteran, amputee, prison visit, iraq war veteran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%