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Ushpizin (2004)
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Ushpizin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Jerusalem's orthodox neighborhoods, it's Succoth, seven days celebrating life's essentials in a sukkah, a temporary shack of both deprivation and hospitality. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and childless, are broke and praying for a miracle...
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, surprise ending, contemplative
Plot: rabbi, charity, uninvited guest, orthodox jew, redemption, family relations, couples, society, hopes, couple relations, cause and meaning, religions or cults, husband wife relationship, religious, childlessness, belief in god, down on your luck, jewish, dancing, fight, money, police, pregnancy, desert, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, couples, parents and children, religions or cults and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Ushpizin: Fill the Void (2012), My Father My Lord (2007), God's Army (2000), The Exchange (2011), Aadaminte makan abu (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fill the Void (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rabbi, arranged marriage, orthodox jew, family relations, tradition, matchmaking, widower, moral dilemma, society, parents and children, introspection, women's rights ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, belgium
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My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, rabbi, family problems, family relations, family tradition, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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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: christian film, realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, disorder, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Exchange (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family man becomes obsessed with looking at his own life out of context.
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family life, introspection, obsession, midlife crisis, couple relations, couples, family relations, hopes, sex scene, routine, lie, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Aadaminte makan abu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for Hajj that year. Abu, being a true Muslim, wants to go for Hajj ...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: religions or cults, pilgrimage, couples, aging, couple relations, society, follow your dream, elderly, golden years, dream, malayalam
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Beverly Lewis' The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, adoption, self discovery, family relations, hopes, parents and children, family, society, religions or cults, redemption, strong female presence, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, society, changing lives, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, workaholic, couple relations, loss of friend, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, serious, biting ...
Plot: judge, divorce, fighting the system, rebellion, courtroom drama, injustice, discrimination, legal, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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35%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, family problems, society, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, religions or cults, guru, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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34%
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Shtisel (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The story of a haredi family in Jerusalem. Shulem Schtisel the father of a large family is dealing with his younger son who he wants to see married soon. His daughter, Giti is dealing in secret with marital problems while his other son Zvi Arie ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, talky, sincere
Plot: jewish family, orthodox jew, jewish culture, family relations, dating, parents and children, religions or cults, looking for love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, hopes, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, journalism, terminal illness, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: spain
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Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, belief in god, redemption, introspection, human spirit, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, religions or cults, society, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s
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33%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, contemplative
Plot: redemption, christmas, priest, society, self discovery, introspection, clergy, church, small town, cause and meaning, religions or cults, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, rebellion, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, rich and poor, adoption, religions or cults, christian, teacher, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
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Sacred (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and passionately married to Meir, but they remain ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, clever, emotional ...
Plot: orthodox jew, marital abuse, family problems, rabbi, couples, religions or cults, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, misfit, family relations, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, family life, culture clash, redemption, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, washington d.c., usa, asia, persia
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couples, family relations, dishonesty, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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31%
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: family relations, society, golden years, parents and children, family problems, immigrants, elderly, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iran
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Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, serious, contemplative
Plot: society, strong female presence, political unrest, religions or cults, rabbi, iranian, promise
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, germany, middle east, europe, berlin germany
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29%
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
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29%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, hopes, society, family problems, unemployment, parents and children, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, strong female presence, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Perfect Stranger (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'THE PERFECT STRANGER' tells the story of Nikki, a troubled attorney who one day receives a mysterious dinner invitation from a man claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout their evening of conversation, arguments and spirited debate, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: religions or cults, society, legal action, hopes, christianity, religion, stranger, discussion, christian propaganda, female protagonist, change of heart, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Orator (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, Samoa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, stepdaughter, village, couples, love and romance, parents and children, society, couple relations, social relations, hopes, redemption, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice
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28%
Live and Become (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: adoption, refugee camp, family relations, racism, rescue, refugee, rabbi, foster home, hidden identity, fall in love, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ethiopia, france, israel, paris france, africa ...
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28%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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27%
Heaven on Earth (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, couple relations, immigrants, society, hopes, parents and children, redemption, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, canada, asia, toronto ontario canada
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