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The Way We Laughed (1998)
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The Way We Laughed (1998)
Original name: Così ridevano
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to seek employment to support his brother's academic pursuits. Unfortunately, things don't go well for Giovanni and Pietro, and they face significant hardships as they try to improve their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: school, prostitute, working class, immigrants, politics, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children, family life, hopes, social differences, society, human nature, small town life, small town, single parent, idealism, siblings relations, family in crisis, power relations, bittersweet, teenager, dancing, student, teacher ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1962, year 1960, year 1964, year 1961, year 1958 ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Way We Laughed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, hopes, bittersweet, family life and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Way We Laughed: The Stolen Children (1992), Lamerica (1994), Our Life (2010), Children of Invention (2009), The Keys to the House (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: orphanage, social differences, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, society, family problems, gain trust, self discovery, on the road, honest law enforcer, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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95%
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Lamerica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fiore, an Italian conman, arrives in post Communist Albania with Gino, his young apprentice, to set up a shoe factory that will never open. The con requires a native Albanian, so they designate Spiro, an impoverished and confused former political ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, politics, dishonesty, hopes, power relations, rich and poor, cons and scams, against the odds, bittersweet, poverty, corruption, emigration ...
Time: 90s
Place: albania, europe, italy, tokyo, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, society, hopes, bittersweet, innocence lost, down on your luck, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, lifestyle, society, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, single parent, family problems, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, society, eviction, youth, family relations, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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51%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, redemption, hopes, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, germany, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, social differences, human nature, family life, parents and children, soldier, society, interracial relations, injustice, feminism, pregnancy ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
49%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, society, couples, political unrest, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, starting over, hopes, state affairs, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: germany, italy, new york, asia, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: clever, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family life, human nature, on the road, dysfunctional family, homeless, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, society, hopes, family problems, family relations, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, immigrants, follow your dream, hopes, family life, family problems, family relations, mother daughter relationship, social differences, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, down on your luck, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, politics, adoption, master and servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mac (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family business, working class, ambition, society, workplace, family life, boss and employee, family in crisis, construction, brother brother relationship, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, terrorism, parents and children, injustice, religions or cults, society, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: england, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 2K
Love (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luca regularly visits her bedridden mother-in-law. Luca's husband, János, has been arrested on a trumped up political charge, and Luca does not know if he is still alive. Luca hides this from his mother by making up letters purporting to be ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: old woman, family in crisis, family life, dysfunctional family, human nature, prison life, parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, family relations, totalitarianism, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 3K
Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, tense, realistic
Plot: tourist, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, moral dilemma, society, misfit, ocean or sea, family in crisis, ocean, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Michaela and Sully travel by train to Boston with their children Brian and Katie to be at Colleen's graduation. Upon arriving they find that Michaela's mother just about to be released from the hospital but instructed that she needs ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, touching, feel good ...
Plot: female doctor, medicine, family relations, parents and children, family life, doctors and patients, single parent, family in crisis, terminal illness, homecoming, doctor, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
All the Way Home (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, family relations, death of husband, parents and children, starting over, hopes, single parent, dealing with death, life is a bitch, society, small town life, family in crisis ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 818
The Goalkeeper (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramiro Forteza is a Premier League goalkeeper whom the Civil War and the rigors of the war led to make a living visiting villages and challenging locals to mark him penalty goals. One evening he arrives to a town in Asturias and meets Manuela, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexual, sexy
Plot: fall in love, single parent, politics, romance, rivalry, family life, life is a bitch, social decay, ambition, hopes, small town, soccer ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, thief, friendship, redemption, family relations, hopes, youth, human nature, family life, destiny, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: social misfits, parents and children, family relations, youth, friendship, society, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 465
A Simple Curve (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Caleb is 27, and was raised in the majestic Kootenays by his bush hippie parents. He loves his father Jim and understands his reverence for wood working, coriander and Soya products, but he just doesn't get Jim's determined effort to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family business, human nature, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, hopes, forgery, bankruptcy, small town, family in crisis, father son relationship, old friend ...
Time: future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, society, social differences, state affairs, coping, rich and poor, coup d'etat, women, low lives, political unrest, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 312
A Simple Heart (2008)
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 ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, family relations, social differences, friendship, power relations, friends, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family life, family in crisis, idealism, human spirit, society, hopes, fighting the system, coping, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, social differences, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, immigrants, society, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, culture clash, starting over, society, social relations, family in crisis, hopes, financial problem, family relations, palestinian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%