Movies like Maddened by His Absence

If you like "Maddened by His Absence" you are looking for sincere, touching and serious movies about / with starting over, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, couples, reunion and lovers reunited themes of Drama genre shot in France or Belgium.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Maddened by His Absence (2012)
 6.2
 226
Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Original name: J'enrage de son absence
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon, Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: starting over, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, couples, reunion, lovers reunited, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, female director, cemetery, father son relationship, little boy, basement, dead brother, headstone, hiding, tombstone, cellar, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Maddened by His Absence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, couple relations, life is a bitch and death in the family mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Maddened by His Absence: Bad Girl (2012), Mourning (2011), Brides (2014), A Family (2010), Fly with the Crane (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 154
Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, singer, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 294
Mourning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative's house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along their son. Something terrible happens on their way...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: couples, family relations, death in the family, on the road, couple relations, misfit, mute or deaf, protecting from truth, family problems, brawl, nephew, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.0
 129
Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, family relations, confined, couple relations, prison life, life is a bitch, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, visitation rights, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 1K
A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: family business, workplace, follow your dream, couples, parents and children, cooking and food, couple relations, family problems, hopes, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, new york, europe, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
Fly with the Crane (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijin. (TIFF)
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, elderly, grandfather grandson relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, little girl, little boy, cousin cousin relationship, youth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, reconciliation, stillborn child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 743
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, couple relations, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 315
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, society, couples, political unrest, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, starting over, hopes, state affairs, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: germany, italy, new york, asia, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, fondling, breakup, couples, family life, impossible love, love triangle, starting over, love and romance, family relations, family problems, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 141
The Frost (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple's marriage falls apart after the death of their son. Based on Henrik Ibsen's "Little Eyolf"
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, bleak, psychological
Plot: couple relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, dealing with death, psychological drama, guilt, female nudity, shower
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 731
Aftermath (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, breakdown, family problems, vengeance, couple relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, family relations, unemployment, death of daughter, grief, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, introspection, hopes, last wish, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, coffin, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 81
Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, youth, family, countryside, parents and children, parents separation, parent child relationship, father son relationship, nature, river, lake or river, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 949
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, destiny, family problems, dull life, death in the family, dealing with death, family relations, sexual content, chance, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 673
Little Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Austria
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned in a park, the two-year-old girl Asia is found by Patty, a circus woman living with her husband Walter in a trailer park in San Basilio on the outskirts of Rome. With the help of Tairo, a teenager who lives with his grandma in an adjacent ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: family relations, couples, couple relations, misfit, society, social misfits, youth, disorder, poverty, child abandonment, baby boy, babies and infants ...
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 851
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, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, redemption, human spirit, misfit, family relations, parents and children, new love, cyclist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 296
In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, couples, parents and children, life is a bitch, terminal illness, love and romance, family relations, unfulfillment, relationships, fighting illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, reunion, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, sibling relationship, holiday, irish american, estranged father, brother sister relationship, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, parents and children, unfulfillment, small town, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: sincere, serious, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: reunion, mental illness, parents and children, family relations, introspection, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 821
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 331
Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, youth, starting over, breakup, family problems, family relations, parents separation, best friends, hopes, parents and children, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 466
Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, parents and children, mysterious character, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, angel, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ 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 ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, father son reunion, youth, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%