Movies like All About My Mother

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All About My Mother (1999)
 7.8
 87K
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, transplant, transsexual, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, heist, pregnancy, writers, homosexual, theft, psychiatrist, doctor, gay slur, letter, loss of son, funeral, grief, nurse, divorced divorcee, nun ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: barcelona, spain, madrid, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and serious films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, friendship, depression, mentor, relationships and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like All About My Mother: Talk to Her (2002), Bad Education (2004), Pain & Glory (2019), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Live Flesh (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 103K
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, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, rape, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, impossible love, power of love, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
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100%
 7.4
 55K
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: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, male nudity, child abuse, teacher, priest, boarding school, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 45K
Pain & Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, introspection, actor, artistic creation, homosexuality, mother son relationship, stage, desire, cinema, sexual awakening ...
Time: 2010s, 1950s, year 1981, year 1985, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, homosexual, male prostitute, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, seattle, usa, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 28K
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, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, infidelity, lust, sexual relations, paraplegic, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, job seeking, ex convict, physician, loss of son, family relations, family reunited, estrangement, loss of child, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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: serious, disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, lifestyle, self discovery, hopes, society, social differences, racism, depression, immigration, rape, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.6
 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, serious, contemplative, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, parents and children, human nature, mother in law son in law relationship, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 14K
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: sentimental, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, obsession, who done it, family relations, couples, romance, guilt, confession, actress, love triangle, singer ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, mexico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.3
 17K
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: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, overcoming, redemption, family in crisis, hopes, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, love and romance, haunted by the past, grief, best friend, white male black female relationship, starting over, coping, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, writers, family relations, telekinesis, taxi driver, prostitute, dysfunctional family, addiction, sexual dysfunction, couples, postmodernism, sleeping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, germany, las vegas, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 40K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, dying, starting over, childhood, society, parents and children, family life, family problems, acceptance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 3K
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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, family relations, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 93K
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: twists and turns, emotional, humorous, psychological, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, death, secret, village, family relations, ghost, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, women, uncover truth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venezuela, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, eviction, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, neo noir, filmmaking, blind character, actress, love, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 86K
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, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Life in Pink (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, family relations, gender, coming of age, transsexual, suburbs, gender bending, gay, introspection, against the rules, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 35K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, introspection, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, older man young girl relationship, prostitute, redemption, stripper, teenage life, friendship, haunted by the past, marital problem, acceptance, overcoming, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.9
 6K
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, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, life, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 92K
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, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, 9/11, loss of loved one, friends, tragic event, life changing experience, widow widower, buddies, haunted by the past, alone, character change ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, twists and turns, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: twists & turns, mad scientist, gender bending, isolation, rape, sexual perversion, physical appearance, obsession, insanity, vengeance, plastic surgery, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 223K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, movie theatre, village, filmmaking, childhood, friendship, censorship, funeral, generation gap, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, twentieth century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Francis and Blake Falls are Siamese twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world comes a young lady, who turns their world upside down. She gets ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: freak, siamese twins, prostitute, fall in love, dealing with death, impossible love, eccentric family, loneliness, hotel, brother brother relationship, halloween, twins ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, sexual content, profanity, dealing with death, gender, contests and competitions, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, midlife crisis, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, madrid, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 8K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, family relations, youth, hopes, human nature, parents and children, family life, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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