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: 107 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 serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about adoption, male female relationship, family relations, foster child, nudity (full frontal - brief), baby and female nudity mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Shame: Holy Lola (2004), Foster Child (2007), Souvenirs intimes (1999), In Her Place (2014), Hours of Light (2004). 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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: adoption, interracial adoption, family relations, orphan, bribery, babies and infants, society, couple relations, politics, human trafficking, adoptive father, bureaucracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia
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95%
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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: adoption, alley, toilet, children, shower, foster child, urination, foster home, slum, orphanage, hotel
Place: manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: posing nude, love, friend, adoptive mother, female nudity, painter, voyeurism, cripple, lost love, friendship, wheelchair, male female relationship ...
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63%
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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, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, summer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity, countryside, shame, mercedes benz, single mother, sex scene ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 235
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: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, prison life, confined, unlikely couple, hopes, impossible love, murder, prison, love affair, crimes, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, cholera, adoptive mother, adopted son, adoptive father, adoption, down syndrome, christmas, death of daughter, loss of daughter, adoptive father adopted son relationship, foster child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
Audience: teens
Plot: convenience store, sermon, pastor, prayer, foster child, graffiti, christianity, teenager, respect, vandalism, christian, foster parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: newspaper headline, stalker, swimming pool, ultimatum, tv news, moral dilemma, adoptive father, husband wife relationship, racist comment, settlement, pursuit, adoption ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: west berlin west germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Love Notes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Follows the relationship between a classical music critic and a country music star after a one night stand, which results in an unplanned pregnancy.
Plot: bikini girl, male female relationship, bikini, pregnancy, adoption, one night stand, unwed pregnancy, lesbian couple, groupie, casual sex, unwanted pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, sincere, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: foster child, disorder, adoption, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, family relations, youth, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, mischievous children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
Plot: female director, lgbt, family relations, foster child, love, gay, adoption, gay interest, brother sister relationship, interracial adoption, religion, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: adoption, revenge, prison, death row, murder for hire, wrongful conviction, telephone conversation, contract killing, jealousy, waitress, incest overtones, husband wife relationship ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 92
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.
Plot: foster child, abortion, teacher, judge, classroom, burial, junkyard, dead child, beach, newborn baby, doctor, newspaper ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 244
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, hospital, hand camera, male female relationship, polaroid, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 83
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, surgeon, male female relationship, tragic event, husband wife relationship, love, teacher, father son relationship, boy, 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, society, babies and infants, single parent, youth, hopes, social differences, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, couple relations, family life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, infertility, father son relationship, drunkenness, loss of wife, uncover truth, male female relationship, female full frontal nudity, sex scene, voyeur, large breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: subway, waitress, lesbian kiss, adoption, pregnancy, nostalgia, male female relationship, abortion, restaurant, beach, bisexuality, counselor ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dubbel-8 (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The arrival of a beautiful new stranger in town prompts two boys to spend their summer holidays enticing the young woman to act in a short-film. However their motivation is purely that of seeing her naked.
Plot: small town, foster child, filmmaking, blonde, cinema
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, street market, knife, dead father, webcam, grandfather grandson relationship, dead dog, monologue, corpse, brothel, piano teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, violence, interview, feminism, contemplating suicide, hate, film within a film, rapist, male female relationship, court, rape victim ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 572
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, female nudity, dawn, older man younger woman relationship, bathroom, pregnancy, brutality, outdoor sex, lesbian, rape, washing machine, swimming pool ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: death of father, male female relationship, mistress, immaturity, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, childhood, older man younger woman relationship, death, female nudity, marital crisis ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, babies and infants, youth, gender, nanny, bittersweet, strong female presence, hopes, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, hairdresser, crying, male female relationship, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), barbershop, father son relationship, singing, female nudity, premarital sex, singer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.
Plot: candle, shared bed, belief in god, atheist, kitchen, car, birth control, adoption, spanking, sled, belt, sweater ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Sole (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two very different teens involved in a surrogate motherhood scheme learn how to live.
Style: mumblecore
Plot: coming of age, nightclub, submachine gun, crying, boy, little girl, hospital, lawyer, telephone call, little boy, mother daughter relationship, beach ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 206
Troubled Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by true-life events, this is the sobering story of the Williams family and their process of coping with an adopted child suffering from Reactive Attachment Disorder.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: adoption, son, mother, disorder, treatment, therapy, mother son relationship, problem child, child protagonist, dog, therapist, boarder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%