Movies like Secrets of the Heart

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Secrets of the Heart (1997)
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Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Original name: Secretos del corazón
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the room where his father was found dead). He is so interested in these mysteries that he starts to investigate all the secrets of these dead people and their stories.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: village, friendship, ghost, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, village life, dealing with death, coming of age, social relations, love, sex, dog, dancing, school, horse, fight, musician, pregnancy, spider, teacher, hunting ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe

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Most similar movies to Secrets of the Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, friendship, youth, coming of age, parents and children, father son relationship and mother son relationship mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Secrets of the Heart: Alone (1999), Carol's Journey (2002), The Last Summer (2007), In Mom's Head (2007), Children of Love (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, spanish civil war, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, galicia ...
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The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, intrigue, lifestyle, rivalry, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, family relations, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
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51%
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Children of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, custody, starting over, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family problems, youth, single parent, love and romance, child custody, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, belgium, europe, brussels belgium
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Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, society, youth, generation gap, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: village life, idealism, countryside, coming of age, nun, family relations, geologist, family in crisis, farm, social relations, power relations, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil, rome italy, buenos aires argentina ...
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A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, village, youth, elderly, countryside, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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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, 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
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How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: his drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany' ) sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who not only owns the local pub and most ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, social relations, village life, feud, revenge, husband wife relationship, village, dark humor, cigarette smoking, candle ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, terrorism, funeral, death, mafia, social worker, estrangement, family problems, farm, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy ...
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36%
Stories from the Kronen (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Carlos is a young student, just 21. Nice or annoying as he likes, enjoys provoking and transgreding. In the night he goes out to meet his friends in the Kronen, a bar. Every situation can be taken a little farther. There are no limits, no accepted ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: youth, bar, couples, friends, friendship, profanity, love and romance, against the rules, buddies, taking off clothes, homoerotic fight, barefoot male ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain
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33%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, womanizer, lifestyle, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, family problems, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, male friendship, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Noi the Albino (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, UK, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with ...
Style: harsh, touching, depressing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: gas station, friendship, family relations, teenage life, unfulfilled love, heist, parents and children, social relations, love and romance, hopes, youth, genius ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: iceland, hawaii, singapore, cairo egypt, new york
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Digging to China (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harriet, a ten-year old girl, lives together with her big sister and her alcoholic mother out in the countryside. The family runs a motel. Harriet is different from the others, as she owns a great creativity and has nobody to play with. Her infinite ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, barn, sister, motel, waterfall, mentally challenged, bittersweet, disability, family relations, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: canada, pacific ocean, minnesota, california, san diego california
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31%
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Campfire (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, starting over, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, youth, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, politics, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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31%
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, cold war, family relations, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, on the run, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, usa, austria ...
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31%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, fascism, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, catalonia, usa ...
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30%
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, disability, prodigy, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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30%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, power relations, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
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30%
Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, farm, parents and children, family relations, religions or cults, society, village, village life, teenage girl, church, wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, netherlands
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30%
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, support group, family relations, family problems, parents and children, group therapy, street market, incest, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: countryside, village life, coming of age, village, friendship, summer vacation, couple relations, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, mischievous children, family problems, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Seaside (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul, a lifeguard in the summer, works at the grocery all winter. His mother, Rose (Ogier) likes to play the slots just ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, resort, family business, love triangle, family problems, dull life, hopes, elderly lovers, family life, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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29%
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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, drowning, family relations, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, police officer, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Amador (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young woman who takes a summer job caring for a bed-ridden older man, and the intimate secrets they begin to share with one another.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, aging, dealing with death, elderly, bittersweet, pregnancy, church, pregnant woman, old man, death, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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28%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay teenager, gay interest, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, family in crisis, teenage life, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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27%
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: realistic, bleak, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, political unrest, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
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