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: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: family relations, eviction, music, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, world, small town life, small town, single parent, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, child in peril, mysterious character, young heroes, down on your luck, child protagonist, family drama, new wave, kids in trouble, village, musician, money, old man, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, society, life is a bitch and family problems mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like The Silence: Mother, I Love You (2013), Grace Unplugged (2013), Amy (1997), The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (2000), A Time in Quchi (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, single parent, youth, crimes, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, coming of age, saxophone, single mother
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, contemplative
Plot: desire for fame, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, society, youth, small town, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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: touching, psychological, feel good, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family problems, teenage life, human nature, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, estrangement, disability, death in the family, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: feel good, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, musician's life, culture clash, family life, dull life, supportive spouse, performer's life, family relations, orchestral, music, music conductor, choir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, friends, family relations, family problems, parents and children, village, youth, elderly, countryside, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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79%
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, single parent, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eviction, youth, society, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: 70s, 40s, 1940s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, danger, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: society, youth, family relations, self discovery, introspection, forces of nature, parents and children, poverty, desperation, down on your luck, countryside, teenage life ...
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Place: vietnam, asia, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 528
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 110 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 533
Jo's Boy (2011)
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, forceful separation, rebelliousness, life turned upside down, family relations, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, coming of age, siblings relations, brother, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 141
Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: rough, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hear My Song (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 370
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, touching
Plot: investigation, off the grid, mysterious character, crimes, privacy invasion, family relations, intrigue, dishonesty, parents and children, surveillance, urban, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: child prodigy, culture clash, coming of age, immigrants, blind ambition, single parent, follow your dream, society, dedicated educator, ambition, youth, prodigy ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 359
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, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: family relations, working class, mental illness, family life, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, old man, poverty, nursing, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 3K
The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
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Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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