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The Other Family (2011)
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The Other Family (2011)
Original name: La Otra Familia
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for the boy. Hendrix's mother Nina is a drug addict who suffers at the hands of her abusive partner Patrick. The men begin to consider making Hendrix part of their family. ~ Baseline StudioSystems
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: gay adoption, gay, child trafficking, adoption, family relations, overdose, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, custody, drug abuse, youth, addiction, gender, couple relations, drugs, drug addict, drug lord, drug addiction, gay relationship, gay parent, human trafficking, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, society, life is a bitch, couples and gay mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Other Family: The Best Day of My Life (2002), Danny in the Sky (2001), Treading Water (2001), Martin (1997), Love in the Time of Civil War (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
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Plot: family relations, love and romance, youth, society, family problems, couples, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, male female relationship, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Danny in the Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Danny is a young man looking for love, and believes becoming a model is the peak of success. He eventually becomes a stripper and learns how that affects his quest for love.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: drug overdose, photographer, gay, male model, looking for love, teenage life, lifestyle, addiction, coming out, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
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Treading Water (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Casey (Angela Redman) has rejected her privileged upbringing and restores old boats for a living. She lives a cozy life with her beautiful social worker girlfriend Alex (super sexy Nina Landey) until her stuffy family demands that she come home for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: coming out, eccentric family, family gatherings, fish out of water, culture clash, human nature, rehabilitation, family in crisis, family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An emotionally distant father attempts to reconnect with the son he abandoned. After his estranged son (Juan Diego Botto) tries to commit suicide, Argentine expat Martín (Federico Luppi) brings the troubled teen live with him in Spain. But though ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, drug abuse, parents and children, addiction, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, couples, family relations, youth, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, madrid, argentina, spain, latin america
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Love in the Time of Civil War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lauded Quebec filmmaker Rodrigue Jean (Lost Song) takes a fearless, unflinching look at the reality of addiction in this tough-minded docudrama set in the bleak milieu of hustlers and junkies in Montreal.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, touching, serious
Plot: gay, prostitute, male prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, drug abuse, urban ghetto, youth, social misfits, addiction, drug dealer, drug addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, family relations, starting over, parents and children, social worker, hopes, family life, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, district attorney, gay slur, gay parent, courtroom drama, fighting the system, rivalry, social problems, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, 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.
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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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Don't Tell Anyone (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a child, then as a teenager pressured by his macho snobbish ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous, touching ...
Plot: college, coming of age, drug abuse, cocaine, coming out, gender, society, youth, racism, gay teenager, virginity, gay ...
Time: 90s
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Mother Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 62 min.
Story: TIERRA MADRE is based on the true story of Aidee Gonzalez, a woman determined to raise her children with her female partner in the Mexican border town of Tecate. Aidee works hard as an exotic dancer providing for her family. One day her girlfriend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, society, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, couples, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, gay parent, pregnancy, lesbian mother, lesbian couple, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, fall in love, romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, nun, isolation, parents and children, forbidden love, terminal illness, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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62%
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
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Place: mexico, latin america
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
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Bear Cub (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills, san francisco
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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
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Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, europe, provence
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49%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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On the Edge (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, sexual
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Beauty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
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Place: denmark
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42%
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
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My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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