Movies like Magic Mirror

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Magic Mirror (2005)
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Magic Mirror (2005)
Original name: Espelho Mágico
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Portugal
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now comes this rich land owner with her sublime pretensions. Isn't it enough for her to have an Aston Martin and a Jaguar in the garage and ten different dresses per season? It was all professor Heschel's fault. Or someone else's. Anyway, to go beyond the promise is heresy. Alfreda said that she wouldn't rest until she saw the Virgin and made her some questions. Filipe Quinta, the Forger, says he has a solution. Meanwhile, Bahia, her husband, listens do music.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, offbeat
Plot: obsession, dull life, society, religions or cults, social differences, dishonesty, cons and scams, estate, ex convict, religion, aristocracy, release from prison, virgin mary, unfulfillment, ghost, death, aristocrat, mirror, mansion, comedian, music teacher
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe, venice

Most similar movies to Magic Mirror

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and contemplative films with plots about society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, obsession, dishonesty, love and romance and introspection mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Magic Mirror: The Uncertainty Principle (2002), Abraham's Valley (1993), To Die Like a Man (2009), Something in the Way (2013), Troubled Water (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, contemplative, cynical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, hopes, estate, rich and poor, destiny, infidelity, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, down on your luck, social differences, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, family problems, couples, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
To Die Like a Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A transvestite tries to erase any past history of herself as a male. Struggling with a young male lover and a problematic son.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, moral dilemma, couple relations, social misfits, misfit, transvestism, couples, death, forest, countryside, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Something in the Way (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ahmad, a porn obsessed taxi driver from Jakarta, falls for the beautiful young prostitute Kinar and struggles with sexual frustration and misguided piety.
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, social misfits, dull life, misfit, society, strong sexual content, urban, religions or cults, unfulfillment, taxi
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Troubled Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist and develops a rewarding relationship with a priest and her young son. However, his caring for the boy catches the attention of his old ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, drowning, loss of child, loss of son, single mother, child murder, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: church, culture clash, lifestyle, love and romance, filmmaking, actor's life, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, clergy, artists and showbiz, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Spain, France
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Macário spends an entire train journey to the Algarve talking to a woman he does not know about the trials and tribulations of his love life: straight after starting his first job as a book keeper at his Uncle Francisco's shop in Lisbon he ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: accountant, fall in love, romance, love and romance, society, wooing, social differences, hopes, starting over, blonde, train ride, fan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, society, dishonesty, intrigue, idealism, obsession, family relations, love, dangerous animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, crimes, drug dealing, friends, partners, immigrants, misfit, dishonesty, cons and scams, society, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
You Will Be Mine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since the death of her father. The two young women develop a strange ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, love and romance, youth, gender, unfulfilled love, student life, lifestyle, musician's life, dishonesty, abusive relationship, obsession, music teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sand Dollars (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love and romance, dishonesty, rich and poor, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, society, island, power relations, gender, sexual content, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 911
Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: village life, social differences, human nature, village, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, pregnant woman, sculptor, religions or cults, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, biblical
Plot: hopes, unfulfillment, society, music, heroes, ambition, country, righting the wronged, religions or cults, miraculous event, disciple, gospel ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 4K
Lisbon Story (1994)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lisbon Story is Wim Wender’s homage to Lisbon and films. A sound engineer obtains a mysterous postcard of a friend who at the moment is filming a film in Lisbon. He sets out across Europe to find him and help him.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, artists and showbiz, romance, couple relations, movie business, amusement park, musician, filmmaker, road trip, film making, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, europe, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 70
Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, prostitute, crimes, unfulfillment, hospital, love, couples, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, dull life, human nature, friendship, parents and children, anti semitism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 735
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, terrorism, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, injustice, religions or cults, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
 660
The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, society, church, estrangement, religions or cults, mormon, uncover truth, oracle, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 527
The Taqwacores (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three years in the making, this feature documentary follows the progression of the Muslim Punk scene: from its imaginary inception in a novel written by a white-convert named Michael Muhammad Knight to a full-blown, real-life scene of Muslim punk ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: lifestyle, rebelliousness, college life, student life, punk, society, fighting the system, moral dilemma, social misfits, youth, rock, islam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Porto of My Childhood (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Manoel de Oliveira's autobiographical documentary about returning to his hometown.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, semi documentary, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, city life, introspection, filmmaking, social relations, society, first love, memoir, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, archive footage, urban ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, contemporary, 30s, 21st century ...
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 663
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, human nature, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, unfulfillment, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 921
Fuga (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Could a brilliant composer's music actually be killing his loved ones? Eliseo can't help but believe it when his younger sister dies tragically and then his pianist Georgina suddenly dies on the piano. Completely traumatized, Eliseo is ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, bleak
Plot: dishonesty, musician's life, mental institution, uncover truth, haunted by the past, music, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, obsession, losing-it hero, desire for fame, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cold Water of the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica, France, Spain, Netherlands, Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On New Year's holidays, Mariana (21) and Rodrigo (30) drive to the coast where he has to sell a property. There, they find Karina (7), late at night and in the middle of nowhere. She tells then she ran away from home.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: mysterious character, couple relations, introspection, social differences, obsession, lifestyle, society, little girl, beach, twentysomething life, ocean or sea, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: costa rica, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.4
 373
I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, hopes, life turned upside down, disorder, cryogenics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 4K
Flywheel (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: change of heart, dishonesty, starting over, introspection, moral dilemma, ambition, redemption, cons and scams, hopes, society, estrangement, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Abuse of Weakness (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brain hemorrhage, Maud, a filmmaker, wakes up one morning in a half-dead body that has left her hemiplegic and facing inevitable solitude. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she discovers Vilko, a con man who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: paralysis, weakness, cons and scams, dishonesty, epilepsy, anguish, female protagonist, criminal, denial, artists and showbiz, performer's life, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: introspection, family problems, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, looking for love, folk, unfulfillment, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 85
Abraxas (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Former punk rocker Jonen, now a Buddhist priest, seems to have lost the meaning of his life. His manic depression handicaps him further. Music seems to be the only solution for him to exorcise his demons, against all obstacles and sound volume ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, society, introspection, self discovery, bittersweet, midlife crisis, small town, rock, redemption, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 937
The Convent (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: Shakespeare was born in Spain; not in England.
Style: captivating, serious, contemplative, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: love triangle, family life, couple relations, custody, legends and myths, religions or cults, couples, monastery, self discovery, convent, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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