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El Sur (1983)
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El Sur (1983)
Original name: El sur
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her father.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, romance, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, coming of age, uncover truth, bittersweet, dancing, motorcycle, snow, book, restaurant, doctor, post war, bicycle, photograph, waiter, cooking, memory, girl, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, europe

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Most similar movies to El Sur

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, family relations, romance, youth, couples, coming of age and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like El Sur: The Shanghai Spell (2002), Love is the Word (2013), Headwinds (2011), For a Handful of Kisses (2014), A Summer in Genoa (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Shanghai Spell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old freedom-fighter pits himself against bad types, a pretty ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, undercover, teenage love, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, youth, crimes, romance, love and romance, village, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: spain, barcelona, china, barcelona spain, catalonia
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95%
Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenager, teenage love, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, creative block, life is a bitch, parents and children, driving lesson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
For a Handful of Kisses (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl. A boy. A love story. But also about dreams, fears, life, true love, friendship and how we deal with it. And a secret between them...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, true love, love and romance, love affair, looking for love, young lovers, fall in love, hopes, dishonesty, hiv positive, tragic love, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A Summer in Genoa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, love and romance, buddies, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, female masturbation ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.
Style: contemplative, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: clinic, hospital, terminal illness, patient, twins, memory, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Light in the Piazza (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young American woman traveling in Italy with her mother is slender, blonde, beautiful and there is something charmingly naive about her. Fabrizio Naccarelli seems to always know where the mother and daughter will sightsee next. Signor Naccarelli ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: disability, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, fall in love, couples, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, romance, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, florence, europe, rome italy, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Hey Babu Riba (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their beautiful compatriot. They called her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they each loved her. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, youth, reunion, haunted by the past, politics, couples, friendship, young lovers, lifestyle, coming of age, society, teenage life ...
Time: 50s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, starting over, parents and children, pregnancy, boarding school life, bittersweet, family relations, couples, family problems, death in the family, hospital, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, society, youth, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.0
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Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, eccentric family, family relations, love and romance, romance, countryside, fall in love, teenage life, parents and children, bittersweet, estate, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, teenage love, haunted by the past, love, romance, youth, hopes, couples, teenage life, first love, slice of life, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Blood and Sand (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Remake of the tale of an acclaimed matador who finds himself involved with a beautiful woman, jeopardizing both his marriage and career.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, bullfighting, rise and fall, dishonesty, downfall, love and romance, unfulfillment, womanizer, femme fatale, vampire, ambition, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Oriana (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Venezuela, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl is sent to a South American hacienda, where she learns about the life of her reclusive aunt, Oriana.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, secret, beach, estate, murder, cruelty, curiosity, jungle, homecoming, self discovery, innocence lost, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: venezuela, france, latin america, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Maids of Wilko (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in the late '20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, uncle nephew relationship, hopes, passion, immortality, birthday, death, friendship, jealousy, childhood friend, farm, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, gay, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Diamond Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Denny Montana never looks at Claire. She has been working for him for four years and fallen in love at a distance. When Denny's brother Regan returns to oversee the sale of the family vineyard, Claire and Reganen makes pact. To make Denny ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: womanizer, starting over, homecoming, fall in love, love triangle, family relations, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 389
Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family relations, family problems, parents and children, resort, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, first love, teenage boy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Thrill of the Hills (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In order to to see his idol, Jimi Hendrix, a twelve year old boy attempts a journey from his Quebec village to Woodstock.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: death of father, family problems, youth, family relations, death in the family, best friends, teenage boy, child protagonist, coming of age, dream, romance, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: canada, woodstock, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, countryside, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, couples, society, bittersweet, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 326
Anita B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After World War II, Anita, a young survivor of Auschwitz, becomes involved in an intense and passionate affair that almost shatters her until she gains the strength to start a new life.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: love affair, starting over, haunted by the past, small town, youth, hopes, adoption, family relations, auschwitz, teenage love, post war, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
59%
The Empty Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle's ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, seduction, seaside, motel, couples, bittersweet, innocence lost, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, friendship, teenage love, revolution, love and romance, friends, youth, political unrest, true love, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 632
Painkillers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Casper (Gijs Blom) has never met his father and lives alone with his mother Marit (Birgit Schuurman). He likes to spend his free time playing the piano, so he is thrilled when he is chosen to become a pianist in a youth orchestra – and especially ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, absent father, single parent, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, youth, search for father, friendship, terminal illness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, prague czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Warm December (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: romance, family relations, couples, power relations, fall in love, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, bittersweet, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%