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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries keeping an emotional distance but when this finally fails she begins physically avoiding her father. He confronts her about an affair with a married Russian man and she, in turn, lets loose about all the gossip she'd heard as a young girl about his alleged affair with a female colleague back in China.
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, misfit, couple relations, family life, starting over, hopes, redemption, culture clash, parents and children, society, couples, immigrants, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, social misfits, remarry, divorce, communist, daughter, senior citizen, swimming pool, language barrier, chinese american, park bench
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, usa, asia, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, society, hopes, love and romance and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Islander (2006), Bridge to Silence (1989), Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989), Face (2002), Don't Let Me Drown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, family problems, estrangement, couple relations, friendship, human nature, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, introspection, haunted by the past, death in the family, misfit, life is a bitch, custody, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, gambling, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, society, romance, misfit, crumbling marriage, immigrants, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, china, usa, asia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, breakup, society, love and romance, starting over, youth, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, fall in love, society, romance, love and romance, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, self discovery, immigrants, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 366
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, youth, going straight, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, breakup, working class, dysfunctional family, love affair, romance, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 3K
Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, cardiologist, marriage of convenience, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, family tradition, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 175
Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, college, legal, rivalry, moral dilemma, courtroom, contests and competitions, gender, youth, redemption, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
59%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, amnesia, memory loss, lawyer, maid, family relations, disability, redemption, starting over, parents and children, life turned upside down, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, united states, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4K
Quiet Chaos (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pietro is a successful businessman with a wife and a daughter. One day he helps his brother save two women from drowning at the beach. When he returns home he finds that his wife has died. Now Pietro has to take care of his daughter, Claudia. When ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: starting over, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, death in the family, hopes, family relations, brother brother relationship, single parent, father daughter relationship, single father, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family life, midlife crisis, introspection, family relations, writer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, disorder, hopes, tragic hero, coming of age, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: couples, family relations, destiny, family life, love and romance, family in crisis, family problems, society, parents and children, unemployment, starting over, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 413
Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, rich and poor, couples, society, parents and children, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wings of Glass (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vingar av glas är en svensk film från 2000 regisserad av Reza Bagher, det var hans debutfilm. I huvudrollerna ses Alexander Skarsgård som en "vanlig svensk kille" och Sara Sommerfeld som en invandrartjej. Det blir problem mellan dem.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, wedding party, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, single parent, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, single father, culture clash, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, interracial relations, tragic love, forbidden love, culture clash, hopes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, youth, fall in love, true love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, self discovery, family relations, culture clash, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 768
Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, destructive relationship, friendship, youth, couples, music, religion, father daughter relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 118
Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Before We Say Goodbye (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is a milestone film that creates bridges of understanding between cultures, with its insightful and intimate portrayal of Hispanic-American life. It is a story about Ramona Garcia, a Hispanic-American mother of four grown children who works ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, rebelliousness, hopes, romance, youth, couples, couple relations, teenage life, restaurant, drugs/alcohol, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, family problems, couples, death in the family, hospital, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%