Movies like All About My Mother

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All About My Mother (1999)
 7.9
 80K
All About My Mother (1999)
Original name: Todo sobre mi madre
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, psychological, tense, sincere, sentimental, uplifting, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, lesbian, aids, transsexual, transplant, friendship, redemption, pregnancy, homosexual, theft, psychiatrist, doctor, gay slur, letter, loss of son, funeral, nurse, grief, nun, friend, autograph, actress, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, barcelona spain, barcelona

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Most similar movies to All About My Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, depression, relationships, friendship, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like All About My Mother: High Heels (1991), Live Flesh (1997), I've Loved You So Long (2008), Talk to Her (2002), Bad Education (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 12K
High Heels (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, confession, singer, obsession, crimes, love and romance, haunted by the past, tv show, gender, family relations, postmodernism ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, caribbean, mexico
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95%
 7.4
 26K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, adultery, suicide, basketball, paraplegic, prostitute, bus, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, sarajevo, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, prison, job seeking, loss of son, ex convict, release from prison, physician, campfire, death, doctor, nightclub, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 96K
Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, rape, coma, suicide, tragic love, hospital, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, self destructing, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.5
 51K
Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, teacher, priest, dangerous attraction, blackmail, first love, gay, life is a bitch, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, psychological, touching, tense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, writer's life, hopes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, journalism, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 5K
Princesses (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.
Style: disturbing, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: prostitute, friendship, sadist, racism, illegal immigrant, depression, immigration, family relations, immigrants, hopes, follow your dream, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, christmas lights, dog, neighbor, rocking chair, couple relations, city life, love and romance, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the towerblocks around Madrid, depicts female ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, taxi driver, telekinesis, dysfunctional family, addiction, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, parents and children, couple relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 16K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: loss of son, regret, psychoanalysis, death in the family, family problems, loss of child, redemption, overcoming, family in crisis, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 2K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, prostitute, friendship, addiction, coming of age, pregnancy, drug addiction, birthday, baby, waitress, heroin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, birthday, grief, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, overcoming, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
 81K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 87K
To Return (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: death, secret, village, ghost, haunted by the past, loneliness, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, self discovery, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, houston texas, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, prostitution, gay sex, homosexual, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, sexuality, on the road, alienation, prostitute, fainting, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, europe, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pregnancy, transvestism, labor union, union, fight, transsexual, working class, factory, society, urban, soldier ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, youth, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, memory, war veteran, life, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: mad scientist, rape, physical appearance, isolation, surgery, sexual perversion, twists & turns, vengeance, gender bending, obsession, disfigurement, plastic surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2006
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 39K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aids, irish, artist, audition, videotaping, actor, loss of son, home renovation, immigration, halloween costume, immigrants, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, irish, gay, dysfunctional family, self discovery, social relations, lgbt, gays and lesbians, hopes, gay slur, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, artist, snow, incest, loss of child, drowning, bus, lawsuit, car accident ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: clever, stylized, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, jealousy, love triangle, destructive relationship, love, actress, homosexual, filmmaking, confession, secretary, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, homosexuality, homosexual, cowboy, eviction, dancer, gay slur, male bonding, shower, male prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 90K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, 9/11, life changing experience, dealing with death, haunted by the past, loss of loved one, tragic event, friends, character change, family, childhood memory, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 45K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, estrangement, crumbling marriage, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 271K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: rough, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, desert, deportation, tragic event, doctor, loss of son, police brutality, multiple storylines, redemption, depression, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, asia, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: loss of child, stripper, prostitute, redemption, loss of daughter, loss of loved one, pot smoking, dealing with death, rape, teenage life, strong sexual content, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 603
Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bilbao. The commander of the Guardia Civil, Evaristo Torrecuadrada discovers that his son Paco of 17 years old is a heroin addict. His hope was to see him in the Military Academy. Paco, by differences with his father, runs away from home with a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, prostitute, overdose, heroin addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, urban, youth, drug abuse, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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