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Prince of Tears (2009)
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Prince of Tears (2009)
Original name: 淚王子
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A shameful period in Taiwanese history provides the backdrop for this emotional drama from writer and director Yonfan (aka Yang Fan). In 1949, in the wake of the 228 Incident (in which anti-government protesters launched a rebellion that was violently put down by authorities), Taiwan came under martial law, and through much of the 1950s brutal reprisals against suspected communists were commonplace. During the years of the "White Terror," thousand of supposed dissidents were killed, imprisoned or simply disappeared at the hands of the military police.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, confined, danger, family problems, false accusation, political unrest, wartime life, life turned upside down, false arrest, parents and children, captivity, family in danger, youth, family relations, siblings relations, state affairs, adolescence vs adulthood, school, pilot, mathematics, children, book, traitor, communism, death sentence ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: taiwan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and captivating films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, youth, society and coming of age mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Prince of Tears: When Andrew Came Home (2000), Kabei: Our Mother (2008), 13 Roses (2007), Son of Babylon (2009), Kamchatka (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, danger, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, unsupportive parent, state affairs, single parent, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, woman in danger, false accusation, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, society, betrayal, political unrest, prison life, idealism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Palestine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, political unrest, escapades, desert, state affairs, obsessive quest, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, isolation, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, prison life, wartime life, missing person, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, parents and children, prison, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
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A City of Sadness (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred ...
Style: emotional, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, mute or deaf, political unrest, wartime life, family in danger, rebelliousness, siblings relations, graphic violence, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Whore's Son (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990ies and deals with Ozren's finding out that his mother is not a waitress (as he was ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, lifestyle, uncover truth, coming of age, parents and children, self discovery, family problems, family relations, youth, mother son relationship, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, single parent, family problems, youth, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: drought, world war two, survival, danger, life is a bitch, chaos, family problems, on the road, family in danger, wartime life, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, friends, youth, life turned upside down, couples, society, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, youth, teenage life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family problems, heroin addict ...
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49%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking
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Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, dishonesty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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35%
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35%
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33%
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Point of Honor (2015)
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Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
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Style: stylized, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
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