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The Silence of Lorna (2008)
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The Silence of Lorna (2008)
Original name: Le Silence de Lorna
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: tense, psychological, sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: taxi driver, junkie, immigrants, drug abuse, pregnancy, misfit, life is a bitch, social problems, realism, moral dilemma, danger, society, human nature, couples, rehabilitation, arranged marriage, social misfits, regret, drugs/alcohol, attempted murder, woman in danger, change of heart, cons and scams, down on your luck, initially antagonists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe

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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 life is a bitch, redemption, storytelling, mentor, loneliness, crime gone awry and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Silence of Lorna: Two Days, One Night (2014), The Promise (1996), The Kid with a Bike (2011), Rosetta (1999), The Child (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, unemployment, depression, workplace, working class, suicide attempt, race against time, weekend, employer employee relationship, society, moral dilemma, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
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95%
 7.9
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, coming of age, life is a bitch, smuggling, family relations, family problems, innocence lost, teenage life, realism, death in the family, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, los angeles, antwerp, europe ...
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93%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: theft, pardon, kids in trouble, childhood, coming of age, abandoned, realism, petty criminal, street kid, youth, unlikely relationship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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85%
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Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, snitch, mother daughter relationship, poverty, alcoholic, trailer park, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.5
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The Child (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: redemption, black market, baby, homeless, dysfunctional family, society, small town, hopes, down on your luck, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
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Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, tense, serious
Plot: hit and run, crimes, immigrants, righting the wronged, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, misfit, moral dilemma, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 733
The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, tense, realistic
Plot: couples, job seeking, society, urban, human nature, misfit, couple relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, nude beach, unfaithful wife, sex standing up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, brussels, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, parents and children, injustice, family problems, society, family relations, couples, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, human nature, crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, rehabilitation, introspection, downfall, going straight, drug addiction, drinking ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: psychological, touching, disturbing, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: taxi driver, racism, assassination, factory, life is a bitch, immigrants, parents and children, crimes, unemployment, family relations, drug abuse, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, seaport, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, realistic, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, couples, misfit, human nature, society, overdose, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, domestic violence, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, realism ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, crimes, couple relations, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples, family problems, countryside, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 8K
The Son (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, youth, apprentice, redemption, realism, going straight, solitary, family problems, instructor, stalking, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, belgium, europe, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, intellectual, touching, psychological ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, suicide thoughts, addiction, human nature, urban, lifestyle, identity crisis, introspection, rave, rehabilitation, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 454
Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, buddies, down on your luck, self discovery, human nature, society, alcohol abuse, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, stylized, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, urban, misfit, society, drug dealing, social misfits, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, addiction, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 895
Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcoholic, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, tragic hero, family problems, downfall, couples, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, grief, birthday, best friend, haunted by the past, love and romance, childhood, floods and fires, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 812
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, couple relations, hopes, redemption, family relations, human nature, misfit, human spirit, parents and children, new love, operation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, twins, twin brother, family life, couples, family problems, starting over, family relations, breakup, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, suicidal, taxi, taxi driver, immigrants, social differences, society, danger, american dream, hopes, changing lives, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dog, small town, on the road, drifter, realism, society, human nature, disappearance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, hopes, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, prostitute, drug abuse, addiction, coming of age, pregnancy, birthday, heroin, waitress, drug addiction, baby ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, insanity, drug addiction, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, drug addict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, love, betrayal, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, young lovers, couples, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 709
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, down on your luck, family problems, job seeking, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, unemployment, redemption, hopes, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 1K
Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: society, life is a bitch, social misfits, down on your luck, iranian, prostitute, taxi driver, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: tense, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: social decay, life is a bitch, violence spree, social misfits, family relations, racism, village, realism, family life, secret place, misfit, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 15K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: addiction, support group, drinking, teacher, elementary school, alcoholic, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, slacker, human nature, introspection, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%