Movies like The Shame 2009

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The Shame (2009)
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The Shame (2009)
Original name: La vergüenza
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young married couple, not knowing how to deal with their new adopted son's behavior, decides to give him back.
Plot: male female relationship, foster child, adoption, shame, infertility, fish out of water, immaturity, adoptive mother, adoptive father, birth mother, brushing teeth, bottled water, fishbowl, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to The Shame

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about adoption, male female relationship, family relations, foster child, female nudity, birth mother and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Shame: Holy Lola (2004), Too Close to the Sun (2015), Rose Plays Julie (2019), Souvenirs intimes (1999), Foster Child (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Holy Lola (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of a young couple, Pierre and Geraldine, and their desire for a child, which leads them on a journey of initiation to Cambodia. On their difficult and transformative adventure, they must contend with obstructive authorities and the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, orphan, bribery, babies and infants, society, couple relations, politics, adoptive mother, male female relationship, bureaucracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia
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95%
Too Close to the Sun (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A magistrate investigating a fraud case discovers the woman is the biological mother of her adopted child. Instead of recusing herself, the magistrate pursues the case further.
Style: captivating, no music
Plot: mother son incest, lawyer, birth mother, adoptive mother, sex with mother, male female relationship, relationship problems, family problems, adopted son, marital problem, husband wife relationship, adulterous husband ...
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Rose Plays Julie (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adopted Dublin girl sets out to find her birth mother in London, despite knowing the woman has no desire to meet with her.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: mother daughter relationship, girl, adoption, foster child, birth mother, father daughter relationship, revenge, family relations, husband wife relationship, love and romance, violence, couples ...
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71%
Souvenirs intimes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this French Canadian drama, the life of a paraplegic painter implodes when an old girlfriend comes back into his life and accuses him of raping her 15 years earlier.
Plot: male female relationship, mother, birth mother, wheelchair, sex talk, telephone call, painter, friend, loft, coincidence, cripple, posing nude ...
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63%
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Foster Child (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thelma (Cherry Pie Picache), together with her husband Dado (Dan Alvaro) and teenage sons Gerald (Alwyn Uytingco) and Yuri (Jiro Manio), are a poor urban family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned ...
Plot: foster home, adoption, foster parent, slum, hotel, foster child, urination, toilet, shower, children, alley, orphanage
Place: manila philippines
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59%
In Safe Hands (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Théo is given up for adoption by his biological mother on the very day he is born. After this anonymous birth, the mother has two months to change her mind… Or not. The child welfare services and adoption service spring into action… The former ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating
Plot: social services, adoptive mother, newborn baby, adoption, baby, motherhood, foster home, childbirth, hospital, unwanted pregnancy, society, family ...
Time: year 2017
Place: europe
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58%
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In Her Place (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately shocking drama from writer-director Albert Shin.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, adoption, shame, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, summer, countryside, mother daughter relationship, single mother, mercedes benz, female nudity, sex scene ...
Place: korea, asia
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57%
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Hours of Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1987. In a shootout with police, Juan Jose Garfia makes a triple murder. Sentenced to more than one hundred years, is a rebel prisoner, clever and elusive that it has nothing to lose and nobody to worry about. In 1991, manages to escape ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, prison life, unlikely couple, confined, crimes, impossible love, murder, prison, love affair, hopes, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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In The Name of God (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a time of forgiving and giving thanks, a reverend and his family take in a troubled boy named Mason after having lost a son of their own. It's a bumpy ride for Mason, butting heads with his new step-brother and the church counselor he's ...
Style: christian film, melancholic, sincere, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage boy, family relations, christianity, adoptive father, foster home, adoptive mother, respect, foster child, troubled teen, christian, church, support group ...
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53%
Seasons of the Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an emotional wreck, and she is unable to move on with her life. That ...
Plot: pioneer, adoptive mother, loss of daughter, death of daughter, adopted son, adoption, adoptive father, christmas, down syndrome, cholera, adoptive mother adopted son relationship, foster child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This finely acted, delicate and provocative new film by one of France’s most impressive filmmakers—working here with his son, Nathan—depicts the troubled life of an adopted boy who, as a taciturn adult, visits his birth mother and strikes up a ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, tense, emotional ...
Plot: foster child, parents and children, adoption, haunted by the past, disorder, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, mischievous children, youth, siblings relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Chimney No. 4 (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Drama of an unmarried mother who regrets having had her child fostered and fights its foster parents to have it restored to her.
Plot: adoptive father, mother son reunion, swimming pool, stalker, missing child, ultimatum, husband wife conflict, motherhood, husband wife relationship, racist comment, pursuit, settlement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Aurora (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she read in the newspaper that a newborn baby was found in a dumpster, a teacher becomes obsessed with giving it a proper burial.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: abortion, foster child, judge, adoption, burial, doctor, newborn baby, female protagonist, baby, dead child, bird, teacher ...
Place: latin america
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44%
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: waitress, telephone conversation, contract killing, wrongful conviction, murder for hire, death row, incest overtones, husband wife relationship, revenge, murder, hospital, execution ...
Place: texas
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42%
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The Best of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Raquel, a young radio broadcaster, is deeply in love with Tomas, an Olympic runner. On the day she finds a house for them to share, he collapses during training and is rushed to the hospital. His life is in danger; his liver crashed and he is in ...
Plot: female director, love, hand camera, polaroid, male female relationship, hospital
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Werther (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This adaptation of Geothe's The Sorrows of Young Werther offers a chilly and remote view of love and its passions. The setting is changed to Spain, and Werther (Eusebio Poncela) has taken a job tutoring the son of an estranged husband and wife. ...
Plot: female director, suicide, tutor, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, tragic event, boy, love, teacher, father son relationship, surgeon, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, hopes, babies and infants, single parent, youth, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Escaping My Stalker (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A street kid, Taylor, has been adopted by Sandy (Alexandra Paul) & Larry. They run a shelter for people in need, and rescued Taylor from the street, and a life of crime. Unfortunately, Taylor's past may be catching up with her. She's ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, mysterious
Plot: uncover truth, foster home, family relations, puzzle, evidence, homeless teenager, foster child, mystery, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The David Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias ‘Danger Dave,’ the host of “Gay Talk,” he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend! His sister, Kate, a thrice divorced ...
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, sexy, melancholic, psychological
Plot: gay, family relations, love, friendship, interracial adoption, adoption, brother sister relationship, foster child, gay interest, society, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Identifying Features (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Magdalena, a mother in search of her missing son, meets Miguel, recently deported from the US and looking for his mother. Together, they make their way through the desolate and unforgiving militia-ridden landscapes south of the border.
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: criminal, life is a bitch, male female relationship, family problems, travel, uncover truth, syndicate, crimes, surrealism, mother son relationship, criminal syndicate, road trip ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chloe, A to Z (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: When 22-year-old Chloe is left with an unexpected pregnancy after a sexy date, she must face her secret past to move into an uncertain future. Torn between her choices, her friends influence her difficult decision: abortion or adoption.
Style: mumblecore
Plot: bisexuality, pregnancy, gift, subway, counselor, waitress, one night stand, cell phone, painting, lesbian kiss, beach, restaurant ...
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Scream from Silence (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womanhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape.
Plot: rape, female director, interview, rapist, male female relationship, contemplating suicide, hate, rape victim, feminism, misogyny, shame, courtroom ...
Place: africa
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34%
15 Years and One Day (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jon is a troubled teenager who has been expelled from school. His mother decides to teach him a lesson sending him away with his grandfather Max, a retired military man who lives in a village by the seaside. But the time they will spend together ...
Plot: undisciplined, female director, corpse, monologue, webcam, piano teacher, mental illness, jogging, coma, veteran, brothel, knife ...
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33%
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Le Garcu (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A self-centered man (Gérard Depardieu) with many diversions occasionally visits his 4-year-old son (Antoine Pialat) and the boy's mother (Géraldine Pailhas).
Plot: old age, marital crisis, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mistress, immaturity, infidelity, older man younger woman relationship, childhood, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Place: paris france
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32%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, racist, courtroom drama, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, legal action, family problems, family relations, custody, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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32%
Father's Affair (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Armin is in crisis. One fateful day he discovers he is infertile and has been throughout his life. From this he discovers his first wife, Monika, was unfaithful before she died. How else could she have the child that Armin thought was always his? ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, entertaining
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, infertility, father son relationship, loss of wife, drunkenness, uncover truth, cheating wife, male female relationship, search for father, parents and children, father and son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Pleasant Days (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real mother of the child - extravagant and slutty Maya wants to take ...
Plot: brother sister incest, sex in shower, baptism, childbirth, cigarette smoking, female nudity, sexual attraction, older man younger woman relationship, labia, female in shower, sex talk, dawn ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, nurse, nanny, gender, pregnancy, family life, doctors and patients, custody, feminism, parents and children, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Want to Be a Woman (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: José Maria is a seventeen year old boy; his father is a successful restaurant owner in a town some distance from Barcelona, in Spain. The boy is intelligent and sensitive, but his mannerisms and habits, and lack of masculine drive, lead him to get ...
Plot: gender bending, transsexual, singer, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), barbershop, family relations, premarital sex, father son relationship, entertainer, female nudity, hairdresser ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%