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A Simple Heart (2008)
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Original name: Un Cœur simple
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's children, her nephew Victor. But fate seems to always deny her from any love in return. Still she tries to find someone who'll accept her unconditional love.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, friendship, family relations, social differences, hopes, friends, family life, introspection, unfulfilled love, master and servant, power relations, lesbian, women, society, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, game, priest, maid, deaf, bull, virginity, death of loved one, parrot ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, friendship, hopes, bittersweet, friends and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Simple Heart: The Black Candle (1991), The Black Velvet Gown (1991), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), Face (2002), Max & Lenny (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, stylized ...
Plot: murder, factory, sculptor, sibling rivalry, mistress, false accusation, intrigue, life is a bitch, ambition, dishonesty, hopes, legal ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, yorkshire
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The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: servant, housekeeper, family relations, power relations, idealism, love and romance, starting over, society, single parent, working class, social differences, eviction ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s, georgian era
Place: england, europe, france
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: charles dickens, single parent, family relations, boarding school, society, orphan, dysfunctional family, boarding school life, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, down on your luck ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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100%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, idealism, friendship, social differences, youth, family relations, teachers and students, teacher, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, youth, single parent, coming of age, friendship ...
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, friendship, teenage life, society, family relations, hip hop, youth, hopes, music, lesbian, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted by the past, investigation, memory loss, intrigue, family life, family relations, society, flashback, dishonesty, friendship, master and servant ...
Place: france, europe
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25%
A Lady in Paris (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Estonia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris as a caretaker for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger former lover. ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, love and romance, boss and employee, power relations, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, obnoxious boss, loneliness, emigration, bittersweet, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, estonia
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A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: social differences, country girl, youth, master and servant, society, teaching the ways of the world, strong female presence, power relations, estate, lifestyle, social relations, urban setting ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Between Two Women (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, love affair, female friendship, friendship, fall in love, couples, family relations, feminism, society, working class, homecoming ...
Time: 50s
Place: britain, england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family relations, jewish, switched at birth, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, teenage boy, introspection, society, disorder, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
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24%
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The Puzzle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, family relations, hopes, ambition, rise to the top, contests and competitions, family life, introspection, bittersweet, dull life, follow your dream, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
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24%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, hopes, friends, couples, human nature, unfulfillment, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, boy, love, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brittany
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23%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: girl, minimal dialogue, family relations, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, crumbling marriage, couple relations, society, love and romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
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22%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, lgbt, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, follow your dream, hopes, couple relations, unfulfillment, society, human nature, boss and employee, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, parents and children, social differences, society, working class, feminism, injustice, interracial relations, friendship, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, couples, friends, human nature, introspection, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, introspection, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, singleness, pregnancy, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, friendship, interracial relations, rebelliousness, family life, terrorism, society, politics, friends, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, israel
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Live-In Maid (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Buenos Aires is in a deep recession. As the money runs out, the relationship between an employer and her live-in maid changes dramatically.
Style: semi serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: life is a bitch, power relations, friendship, social differences, unfulfillment, boss and employee, lifestyle, friends, down on your luck, economics, employer employee relationship, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family business, fall in love, society, workplace, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, german history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: religion, world war one, brainwashing, religious fanaticism, scandinavian culture, poverty, christianity, unfulfilled love, village, parents and children, village life, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: holy land, sweden, middle east, europe, palestine ...
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Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, family relations, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, youth, babies and infants, master and servant, love and romance, society, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, middle ages, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: london, england, europe
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21%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, politics, adoption, parents and children, family life, family problems, master and servant, love and romance, midlife crisis, crumbling marriage, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, old woman, family crisis, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial couple, adoption, family life, family relations, youth, society, hopes, parents and children, destiny, rich and poor, class differences, family reunited ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: wartime life, destiny, fall in love, soldier, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, couples, family relations, culture clash, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, inspirational, thought provoking, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: racism, friendship, writers, civil rights, social relations, maid, master and servant, human spirit, discrimination, life is a bitch, women, racial issues ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, africa, southern usa
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100%
The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, master and servant, fall in love, family relations, secret love, funeral, letter, society, love, strong female presence, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1941
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
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100%
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Villa Amalia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ann leaves Thomas and everything else behind when she catches him kissing another woman. With her music and help from Georges, she begins a journey to find herself.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, self discovery, cheating boyfriend, hopes, musician's life, redemption, friendship, dysfunctional couple, male female relationship, deception, father daughter reunion, new life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france, brittany, paris france ...
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