Movies like Misery Harbour

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Misery Harbour (1999)
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Misery Harbour (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young writer named Espen Arnakke tells the story of his escape from the small Danish town of Jante. Espen boards a ship headed to Newfoundland, but the harsh conditions on board makes him jump ship, and he ends up in the little town of Misery Harbour. There he meets the girl of his dreams. But his passion shifts to jealousy when one of the men from the ship mysteriously appears in town, and sets out to make Espen's life a misery
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: ship, sexual relations, graphic violence, hopes, small town, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, sexual content, profanity, travel, escape, spanking
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and atmospheric films with plots about family relations, society, hopes, rivalry, life is a bitch, couples and small town mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Misery Harbour: Calm at Sunset (1996), Closed for Winter (2009), A Caretaker's Tale (2012), Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002), The Outlander (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Calm at Sunset (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice. The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, family relations, youth, coming of age, college dropout, parents and children, siblings relations, small town, working class, small town life, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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95%
Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An emotional and poetic story of Elise, a beautiful young woman haunted by a tragic event in her youth. As Elise attempts to piece together the mystery of her sister's disappearance at the beach, twenty years before when both were children, she ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, self discovery, hopes, sister sister relationship, journey, redemption, secret, friendship, society, liberation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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53%
A Caretaker's Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A custodian in a housing project discovers that a naked, mute woman he found in one of his apartments has miraculous healing powers.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, sexual relations, unfulfillment, sexual content, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, mute or deaf, female director, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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52%
Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, love and romance, couples, couple relations, true love, young lovers, romance, parents and children, village life, family relations, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, village, village life, fall in love, social relations, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
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49%
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, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, legal, life turned upside down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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46%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, tragic hero, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, family relations, racism, hopes, ambition, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, youth, rivalry, small town, family life, dog, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, religions or cults, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, hopes, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual content, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, small town life, legal, forces of nature, death of child, snow, society, loss of son, dealing with death, legal investigation, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Emotional Arithmetic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An emotionally scarred fifty-something female, a high-profile but haunted British novelist, and a heroic dissident-cum-Soviet psychiatric hospital veteran, all reunite decades after bonding and surviving together in a detention camp during World War ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, homecoming, confined, human spirit, genocide, world war two, couples, hopes, infidelity, lovers reunited, concentration camp ...
Place: france, paris france, canada, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, war, couples, family relations, sexual content, against humanity, soldier, rabbi, state affairs, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Les Misérables (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 220 min.
Story: The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, pursuit, rivalry, life is a bitch, fugitives, crimes, hopes, hidden identity, injustice, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry, going straight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, mystery, unfulfillment, rivalry, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An American Affair (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mutual friends Barbara and Genevieve are both sleeping with District Attorney Sam Brady. When they become aware of their bizzare love triangle, they plot against him.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: state affairs, crimes, rivalry, couples, politics, political corruption, vengeance, best friends, dishonesty, infidelity, profanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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36%
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, follow your dream, rise and fall, small town, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, rivalry, society, couples, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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35%
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Silas Marner (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adaption of George Eliot's novel. When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: village, adoption, power relations, family relations, dishonesty, society, rivalry, orphan, hopes, family life, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, estrangement, single parent, hopes, small town life, human nature, family business, midlife crisis, profanity, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, human nature, isolation, obsession, dysfunctional family, homecoming, sexual relations, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: survival, getting home, youth, society, hopes, juvenile delinquency, escapades, social decay, human nature, wilderness, disintegration, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: fall in love, family life, social decay, hopes, ambition, rivalry, single parent, politics, life is a bitch, romance, small town, soccer ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: executioner, friendship, rivalry, adventure, hopes, escapades, society, homecoming, clergy, military, state affairs, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, changes his ways. He becomes the Mayor of the town. Nearly twenty ...
Style: emotional, clever, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, buried truth, social relations, power relations, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, betrayal, society, rivalry, rise and fall, tragic hero, drunkard ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, graphic violence, strong female presence, boss and employee, interracial relations, sexual abuse, obsession, parents and children, society, workplace, family relations, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Family of Strangers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery: when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and, later, that her conception was the product of a rape.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: babies and infants, life is a bitch, missing person, doctors and patients, adoption, custody, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, child born of rape, defloration, pregnant from rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
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31%
Private Lessons (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring tennis player is taken under the wing of an established player as his family life falls apart.
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: tennis, first sexual experience, athlete's life, friendship, prodigy, coming of age, teenage life, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, sexual relations, boy, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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31%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, life is a bitch, society, loss of son, rivalry, down on your luck, hara kiri, revenge, one against many, in-laws, heroes ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: pension, colonel, parents and children, small town, hopes, haunted by the past, family relations, downfall, couple relations, family life, small town life, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
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30%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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30%