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A Talking Picture (2003)
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Original name: Um Filme Falado
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter about myth, history, religion, and wars. Men approach her; she's cool, on her way to her husband in Bombay. After Cairo, for two evenings divided by a stop in Aden, the captain charms three successful, famous (and childless) women, who talk with wit and intellect, each understanding the others' native tongue, a European union. The captain asks mother and child to join them. He gives the girl a gift. Helena sings. Life can be sweet.
Style: humorous, psychological, clever, realistic, contemplative, talky, semi serious, fable
Plot: ship, family relations, greek, cruise, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, legends and myths, introspection, parents and children, couples, cruise ship, love, student, shipwreck, friendship, death, politics, betrayal, father daughter relationship, painting, professor, passenger, mother daughter relationship, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages, year 2001
Place: greece, ottoman empire, jerusalem, middle east, istanbul turkey, israel, athens greece ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, friendship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like A Talking Picture: I'm Going Home (2001), The Uncertainty Principle (2002), Burnt by the Sun (1994), Duane Hopwood (2005), Hassan & Mark (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I'm Going Home (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Having to take care of his now-orphaned grandson, he struggles to ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: orphan, family problems, love and romance, getting home, actor's life, dealing with death, hopes, death in the family, couple relations, couples, male female relationship, old age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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95%
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: contemplative, cynical, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, hopes, estate, infidelity, rich and poor, destiny, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, social differences, down on your luck, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, repression, symbolism, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Duane Hopwood (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, down on your luck, addiction, parents and children, couples, family problems, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, divorce, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hassan & Mark (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the lives of Mahmoud, a Muslim Sheikh (Omar Sharif) and Boulos, a Christian Theologian (Adel Imam) are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program that requires them ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, assassination attempt, family relations, culture clash, switching roles, disorder, fall in love, parents and children, society, fake identity, witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Smart People (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant -- but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he's as downright flummoxed as the next guy.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, family life, couples, romance, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Family Resemblances (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family history, husband wife relationship, hypocrisy, irony, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, youth, hopes, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Italy, UK, United Arab Emirates, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An examination of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 through to the present day.[Synopsis from the director, courtesy of Cannes Film Festival] : "The Time That Remains" is a semi biographic film, in four historic episodes, about a ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: political unrest, politics, family life, unfulfillment, state affairs, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, wartime life, dark humor, society
Time: 21st century, 40s, 20th century, contemporary, 1940s
Place: israel, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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All Together (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: friendship, aging, couples, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, elderly, golden years, bittersweet, friends, hospital, heart attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Queens Logic (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new ...
Style: sentimental, talky, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, looking for love, singleness, human nature, couple relations, reunion, love and romance, buddies, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
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Irene in Time (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential lifelong consequences of those relationships.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, clever, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, romance, couples, family relations, looking for love, introspection, couple relations, hopes, strong female presence, sexual content, parents and children, dating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 601
Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Empty Nest (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, clever, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, immigrants, family relations, reunion, adoption, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, dealing with death, society, youth, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 443
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, light, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 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, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, male friendship, friendship between men, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Empties (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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On Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Story: Claude Duty's feature-length debut Filles Perdues, Cheveux Gras (Hypnotized and Hysterical, (Hairstylist Wanted)) is an offbeat comedy about three women. Elodi (Olivia Bonamy) is a struggling single mother. Natacha (Marina Fois) is an upbeat ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Year Without Sex (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, sentimental, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: flowers, love affair, infidelity, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, couple relations, introspection, destructive relationship, couples, family problems, unfulfillment ...
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