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The Seventh Continent (1989)
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The Seventh Continent (1989)
Original name: Der siebente Kontinent
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: school, family relations, dysfunctional family, fish, alienation, destruction, midlife crisis, youth, pianist, parents and children, family life, couples, society, family problems, code, family in crisis, siblings relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, under the surface, mass suicide, postmodernism, materialism, sex, dog ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988
Place: europe, australia, austria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, society and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Seventh Continent: Time of the Wolf (2003), Happy End (2017), The Inheritance (2003), Go Toward the Light (1988), The Autumn Heart (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, teen suicide, misfit, social misfits, crimes, down on your luck, refugee, breaking point, immigrants, homeless, mass murder, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, lebanon, europe, bosnia, vienna ...
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
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Time: contemporary
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Happy End (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A middle-class family living in Calais deal with a series of setbacks while paying little attention to the grim conditions in the refugee camps within a few miles of their home.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, experimental ...
Plot: refugee, family relations, accident, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, millionaire, divorce, selfishness, liar, birthday, doctor, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, adultery, dysfunctional family, family life, family business, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, family values, inheritance, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, denmark, stockholm sweden, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family in crisis, family reunited, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, society, hopes, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, rise to the top, family life, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, usa, england, harvard university
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
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Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
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Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, clever, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, homeless, racism, deportation, social differences, human nature, life is a bitch, society, misfit, breaking point, alienation, social decay ...
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I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of the young man Peter, who grew up during the economic miracle, bereft of parental care and love. Learning early on that interpersonal relationships are based on the principles of exchange or purchase, he abides by these rules and gives ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing, bleak ...
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, survival, life is a bitch, couples, against the odds, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, family problems, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Harmful Insect (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sachiko is about to encounter the most difficult moments in her young life. Her father abandons her and her mother attempts to commit suicide by slashing her wrist. Her teacher, whom she relies on heavily, leaves for northern Japan to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
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Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 134 min.
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The Dinner (2014)
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Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, suspense
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, gloomy
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Duration: 105 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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