Movies like For My Father

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For My Father (2008)
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For My Father (2008)
Original name: Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two outcasts, a suicide bomber and an Israeli girl, fall in love during a desperate weekend in Tel Aviv.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, moral dilemma, introspection, friendship, terrorism, tragic love, destructive relationship, danger, human nature, political unrest, deadly, suicide bomber, best friends, friends, sniper, soccer, terrorist, holiday, beach, suicide attempt, tragedy, bicycle, coffee, pigeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel

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Most similar movies to For My Father

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about friendship, friends, introspection, family relations, human nature, hopes and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like For My Father: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010), I, the Other (2006), Manpower (2014), Swimmers (2005), Close to Home (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, interracial relations, family life, friends, danger, politics, society, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, danger, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, isolation, human nature, betrayal, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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80%
 6.9
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, moral dilemma, social decay, working the system, boot camp, society, immigrants, interracial relations, discrimination, realism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, youth, friendship, family relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, public health, solace, swimming, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smadar (Smadar Sayar) and Mirit (Naama Schendar), both 18 years old, are assigned to patrol the streets of Jerusalem together as part of their military service. Worlds apart in their personality their initial frosty relationship changes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense
Plot: friendship, military life, soldier, politics, terrorism, military, women, danger, crimes, strong female presence, teenage life, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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62%
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, human nature, friendship, youth, clergy, hopes, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, love and romance, desert, twentysomething life, love triangle, bittersweet, haunted by the past, estrangement, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
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Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, immigrants, friends, longing, secret, job seeking, society, best friends, gender, feminism, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, serbia, europe, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 987
Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, haunted by the past, friends, disability, misfit, hopes, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Space Between (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Montine McLeod, a world-weary flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a prematurely wise 10-year-old Pakastani-American boy connect with one another amidst the chaos of September 11, 2001. When Montine discovers the boy's direct personal link to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, youth, stewardess, terrorism, father son relationship, boy, cross country, hopes, danger, friends, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: anthology, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, family relations, infidelity, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 3K
Sivas (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Establishing a bleak village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, animal life, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, adventure, society, youth, friends, family relations, pets, child smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 166
Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, doctors and patients, injustice, society, friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, danger, hidden identity, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, workplace, artists and showbiz, workplace situations, hopes, self discovery, introspection, human nature, thirtysomething life, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Exchange (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family man becomes obsessed with looking at his own life out of context.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sincere, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, family life, introspection, midlife crisis, obsession, couples, family relations, hopes, husband wife relationship, routine, sex scene, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Touching Wild Horses (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a young man is sent to live with his reclusive aunt (Jane Seymour) on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: isolation, island, friendship, self discovery, family relations, love and romance, rehabilitation, family life, haunted by the past, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love, abuse, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, pregnancy, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, singleness, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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43%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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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42%
 6.1
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, immigrants, military base, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hip hop, religions or cults, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, forbidden love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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