Movies like The Silence 1998

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The Silence (1998)
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The Silence (1998)
Original name: سکوت
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Iran, Tajikistan, France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Khorshid lives with his mom in a house near a river somewhere in Tajikistan. Th landlord comes around every morning to ask for the rent. Khorshid has to provide the money or else they'll have to leave. His blindness has given him an amazing skill in tuning musical instruments which gets him a job at an instrument making workshop. But the problem is That Khorshid is mesmerized by sonorous music all the time; whenever he hears a great musician play, he loses track of time and place. For this, he always gets lost and gets to work late. How is he going to make a balance between his love of music and his task as a breadwinner?
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: family relations, eviction, music, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, world, down on your luck, single parent, small town, coming of age, child in peril, small town life, mysterious character, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, blind boy, blind child, kids in trouble, village, money, musician, boy, old man, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, family problems, single parent and society mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Silence: Amy (1997), The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000), A Time in Quchi (2013), Grace Unplugged (2013), Two-Legged Horse (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Amy (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amy's father, Franco, was a popular rock musician accidentally electrocuted while performing on stage. The psychological trauma leaves Amy mute and deaf. So the 8-year-old is brought by her mother, Tanya, to Melbourne to diagnose the reasons ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, homecoming, down on your luck, human nature, death in the family, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, musician's life, mute or deaf ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young-adult novel by Garrison Keillor and Jenny Lind Nilsson gets a lively update in this Showtime feature about an unusual family in Sandy Bottom, Wisconsin. The Greens share musical aspirations, but daughter Rachel (Madeline Zima), a talented ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good, sincere
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Time: 90s
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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, friends, family problems, parents and children, elderly, youth, village, countryside, school, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, christian film ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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Two-Legged Horse (2008)
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Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: dehumanization, street kid, youth, parents and children, realism, life is a bitch, cruelty, poverty, power relations, family relations, master and servant, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, asia, middle east
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, family problems, single parent, parents and children, society, youth, siblings relations, eviction, suburbs, family relations, kids in trouble, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: touching, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
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Place: usa, alabama
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I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, sad
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak ...
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Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, family relations, single parent, youth, crimes, parents and children, bittersweet, childhood, financial problem, teenage boy, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
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The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 82 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
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Jo's Boy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: sentimental, captivating, touching, serious, realistic
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Trap Street (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Qiuming is a trainee at a digital mapping company. His job is to survey the streets of the ever-changing city and keep the mapping system up to date. Typical of his generation, Qiuming is upbeat, energetic, and totally immersed in the world of ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, gloomy
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak ...
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45%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
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44%
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Our Father (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Delay (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. María is never alone: she watches over everyone, sleeps very little, and works too much. She’s increasingly overwhelmed. One day, on impulse, María decides to abandon Agustín. The tightening ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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42%
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, teenage boy, teenage girl, child abuse, friends, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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41%
Madame Sousatzka (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The relationship between a demanding piano teacher and her student, an Indian prodigy.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sexy ...
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Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Together (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, atmospheric ...
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, village, coming of age, starting over, youth, young heroes, job seeking, teenage life, parents and children, homecoming, siblings relations, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%