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Run Papa Run (2008)
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Run Papa Run (2008)
Original name: 一個好爸爸
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Run Papa Run is a 2008 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Sylvia Chang, and based on a novel by Benny Li. It was produced by JCE Movies Limited, with Jackie Chan serving as an executive producer. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film stars Louis Koo as Lee Tin-Yun, a Triad boss who struggles to hide his criminal lifestyle when he is faced with raising his daughter.
Plot: female director, gangsters, fight, pregnancy, first love, wedding, lawyer, violence, physician, baptism, single mother, love at first sight, tattoo, drug traffic, adultery, loyalty, father daughter relationship, debt, gambler, birthday party, funeral, masseur, loss of loved one, gunshot, informant ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and psychological films with plots about husband wife relationship, female director, father daughter relationship, adultery, mother daughter relationship, flashback and pregnancy mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Run Papa Run: Happily Ever After (2016), Singapore Dreaming (2006), Stranger (2004), Friends (1993), The Escape (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Happily Ever After (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Heather and Sarah Ann were growing up they told each other every secret. But Heather left their small town on the last day of high school vowing never to return. Forced to come back when her father becomes ill, the young documentary filmmaker ...
Plot: wedding, small town, hospitalization, father daughter relationship, female director, extramarital affair, best friends, prom, homecoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Singapore Dreaming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Singapore Dreaming" ( 美满人生) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island. Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat can’t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, country club, greed, housewife, lawyer, secretary, mahjong, dysfunctional family, parking ticket, mistress, inheritance, job interview ...
Place: singapore, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.0
 227
Stranger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant 22-year-old with a dreary job, a difficult home life and an absent boyfriend learns to love her life and share this love with the child in her womb.
Plot: female director, abortion, tv show, dying father, quiz, unplanned pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, prostitute, wedding, father daughter relationship, alzheimer's disease ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.9
 94
Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes ...
Plot: female director, poetry, wedding reception, apartheid, education, activism, stuffed animal, death of husband, male female relationship, sunflower, ex husband ex wife relationship, terrorism ...
Time: year 1985, year 1989, year 1990
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 5.7
 567
The Escape (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dutch woman escapes her family life in search for happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.
Plot: female director, gigolo, flashback, bored housewife
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Jadviga's Pillow (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is the filmed version of Pál Závada's novel of the same title, which was first published in 1997 and soon became a bestseller. The story takes place during World War I and afterwards in a small town in south-eastern Hungary. It tells ...
Plot: female director, world war one, based on a novel, adultery, pubic hair
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 72
Doctor Glas (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Doktor Glas finds himself attracted to a young woman, married to a corrupt clergyman. She's miserable in her marriage, so he agrees to help in anyway he can. But he is quickly torn between passion and morality. The story is based on the 1905 ...
Plot: female director, love, torment, doctor, death, death of wife, abusive husband, murder, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, older man younger woman relationship, wife abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 194
The Garden (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1976, a shared family yard becomes the setting, as the adults bicker over selling the garden and the kids are free to explore the mysterious neighboring lot. Then they hear about a girl that has disappeared...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family life, summer house, birthday party, cannibalism, nude sunbathing, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), overalls, closeted lesbian, 5 year old, mockery ...
Time: year 1976
Place: bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.0
 48
Elle (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria, Chile, Switzerland, Portugal
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a neurotic bachelor who, after marrying a beautiful woman, submits her to increasingly deranged accusations of infidelity and pleas for forgiveness.
Plot: female director, marriage, husband wife relationship, paranoia, mansion, jealousy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Book of Eve (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Romanian immigrant (Daniel Lavoie) uses good food, good humor and good conversation to break down the walls around a reclusive woman's (Claire Bloom) heart.
Plot: husband wife relationship, adultery, separation, confession, mother child relationship, pawnshop, shared bed, child neglect, grandparent grandchild relationship, marriage, handicapped, ghost ...
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 334
Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is ...
Plot: teenage sexuality, deep cleavage, sexually dissatisfied wife, large breasts, unhappy marriage, father daughter relationship, dementia, funeral, female masturbation, mother daughter relationship, adultery, guilt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 228
Noura's Dream (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar, Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With her abusive husband in jail and a coveted divorce pending, hardworking Noura can almost grasp a happy, new life with lover Lassaad — but when the best-laid plans are upended, Noura must tap her unshakable will to fulfill her dream.
Plot: husband wife relationship, children, labor, single mother, divorce, female director, factory, police, prison, female protagonist, adultery, hospital ...
Place: tunisia, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 359
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, disturbed childhood, adultery, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 127
La capture (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 92 min.
Plot: female director, animals, dancing, dance, abduction, old woman, dysfunctional family, animal, father daughter relationship, gun, violence, blood
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sleepwalking in Suburbia (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Michelle Miller is a chronic sleepwalker. She and her husband Dan Miller are trying to have their first child after she had a miscarriage the year before. One night she sleepwalks into the bedroom of her neighbor Luke Williams while his wife Nancy ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: fight, undressing, therapy, shower scene, nightmare, adultery, infidelity, jealousy, knife, kissing, male bonding, handcuffed to a bed ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
There Was a Little Boy (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie and Gregg are about to become parents again, but they feel conflicted since their first child was kidnapped and never seen again. But the couple soon faces an even bigger shock. Julie's new bad-boy (really bad-boy) student may actually be ...
Plot: female director, necklace, abduction, crib, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, high school, mechanic, apartment, teenager, looking for someone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.6
 279
My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, rehabilitation center, teenage girl, suburbs, laundry, suicide attempt, 18 year old, naivete, homeless teenager, family relations, skepticism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Thank You All Very Much (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rosamund Stacey (Sandy Dennis), a young 'bookish' girl in London society, spends her days studying for a doctorate in the British Museum and her nights avoiding the sexual attention of the men in her life. But one day, all that changes. ...
Plot: single mother, pregnancy, maternity ward, pregnant, birth, childbirth, expectant father, pregnant woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.8
 111
The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, torture, flashback, mask, film reel, skull, cinema, mother daughter relationship, film within a film, father daughter relationship
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 160
The Cry (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While a woman is in the hospital preparing to deliver her child, her husband has all day to reflect upon his wife and their relationship. As he tends to his job as a television repairman, Slavek fondly remembers how he first met Ivana and the days ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: female hysteria, hysteria, childbirth, hospital, sculptor, racism, nurse, kissing, newborn, photo album, wedding dress, painting ...
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 29K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 68
Poids léger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man tries his way in boxing, supported by a coach. He meets a girl, falls in love and she becomes pregnant.
Plot: drinking, wedding, sister, sex scene, dead parents, alcohol, love, boxer, coffin, grief, crying, mentor protege relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 946
Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, starting over, love and romance, hopes, workplace, couples, romance, coping, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Triumph in the Skies (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young pilot Branson (Louis Koo) recently takes over Skylette, his father's aviation empire, only to realise his old flames Cassie (Charmaine Sheh) is a flight attendant there. Several years ago, he was forced to break up with her and move to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, feel good
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, opposites attract, love and romance, workplace romance, romance, lovers reunited, workplace, fall in love, workplace situations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 141
My First Wife (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: My First Wife is about the dramatic collapse of the marriage between John and Helen. It is also a film about our children and the future we offer them. Helen has decided to leave, and it is John who lacks the inner resources to cope with the ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, extramarital affair, woman crying, bloody hand, marital strife, subway, hitting a woman, man crying, crying woman, breaking through a door, marriage, unhappy marriage ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Saviour Square (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A story of a married couple with two children, whose housing problems, the man's infidelity and the woman's fragility lead the family to destruction.
Plot: female director, remorse, money problems, suicide attempt, desperation, mother in law, apartment, argument, imprisonment, hysteria, responsibility, solitude ...
Place: warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Plot: death, son, prison, violence, prison guard, funeral, murder, women's prison, flashback, female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 180
Sambizanga (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Angola, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in prison, and not knowing he is dead, his wife goes from a ...
Plot: female director, interracial relations, terrorism, human rights, freedom fighter, secret organization, police violence, humanism, secret police, husband wife relationship
Place: angola, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 14
Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Plot: police, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, violence, beach, cancer, injury, family relations, marriage, rape, husband wife relationship, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 1K
Custody (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: single mother, judge, lawyer, custody, children, hearing, abuse, child abuse, social issues, courtroom drama, class differences, convict ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%