Movies like Frozen 1996

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Frozen (1996)
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Frozen (1996)
Original name: 极度寒冷
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young performance artist decides to make his own suicide his last work of art. On the longest day of the year, he plans to melt a huge block of ice with his own body heat and die of hypothermia. He calls this protest against the coldness of society "Funeral on Ice." Based on a true story.
Style: avant garde
Plot: love, sex, mental institution, painter, student, police, youth, obsession, winter, death, depression, art, water, suicide, family relations, male female relationship, summer, ice, hospital, photographer, trial, hunger, ambulance, sleeping, patient ...
Time: future
Place: haiti, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about death, drinking, mother son relationship, family relations, crying, drink and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Frozen: Drifters (2003), River Made to Drown In (1997), Alone (1999), Eve's Bayou (1997), The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Drifters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, deportation, restaurant, love affair, eccentric family, estrangement, family problems, romance, politics, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai, shanghai china
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95%
River Made to Drown In (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to ...
Plot: death, hustler, photograph, drink, taxi, memory, bartender, terminal illness, beating, tree, homosexual, gay ...
Place: santa monica california, los angeles
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45%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, contemplative, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, parents and children, human nature, mother in law son in law relationship, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
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44%
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, curse, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, non-linear, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, innocence lost, forbidden love, elderly lovers, twins, family relations, vengeance, youth, coming of age, downfall, love and romance, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, europe, london ...
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43%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, biting, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, family relations, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, paraguay, liverpool, london, california
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42%
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: epilepsy, dysfunctional family, murder, epileptic, alienation, siblings relations, mentally unstable, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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42%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, human nature, parents and children, introspection, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, kansas city, paris france ...
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42%
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Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!, Ileana Pietrobruno's triumph of mid-vaginal modernism masterfully confronts the surreal nature of societal attitudes towards the female body. Beautifully shot at Riverview Hospital (formerly an insane asylum), ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: menstrual blood, fanaticism, ballerina, desperation, patient, expressionism, feminism, anorexia, male female relationship, sex, ulcer, murder ...
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40%
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Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, prostitute, sexual relations, parents and children, rich and poor, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, society, rise to the top, lifestyle, strong sexual content ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
So Long, My Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 185 min.
Story: The changes in Chinese society from the 1950s to the '80s, as experienced by two families.
Style: non-linear
Plot: infidelity, birth control, suicide attempt, baby, doctor, husband wife relationship, taking a photograph, dancing, cemetery, runaway teen, father son relationship, flashback ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, alibi, poacher, police officer, humiliation, suicide, coming of age, innocence lost, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
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37%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, mafia, terrorism, funeral, death, introspection, death in the family, family gatherings, reunion, siblings relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, southern italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, touching, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfillment, society, youth, social relations, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family, dysfunctional family, female director, waitress, teenage girl, drumming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, melancholic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: mother son relationship, drug addiction, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, religion, dying, depression, nurse, church, husband wife relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Arrhythmia (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Finland, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works as a nurse at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than her. She tells him she wants a divorce. The new head of Oleg’s EMA ...
Style: depressing, melancholic, art house, disturbing, sad
Plot: married couple, hospital, alcohol, paramedic, nurse, doctor, drinking, male objectification, husband wife relationship, sex in kitchen, emergency, ambulance ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Quitting (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, tense
Plot: addiction, mental institution, rehabilitation, downfall, actor's life, rise and fall, tragic hero, haunted by the past, family in crisis, drug abuse, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mrs. Harris (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes of passion, obsession, destructive relationship, vengeance, addiction, drug abuse, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980, year 1976 ...
Place: virginia, florida, new york, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: illness, doctor, hospital, cancer, friendship, friend, surgery, drinking, student, death, hospital room, chemotherapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: sadness, depression, family drama, loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, house fire, loss, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, village, love and romance, coming of age, youth, dealing with death, friends, family relations, social relations, village life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: family relations, school, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, disability, rich and poor, dealing with death, single parent, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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31%
The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspense, biting
Plot: friendship, factory, infidelity, politics, brutality, jewish, arsonist, fire, adultery, revenge, capitalism, capitalist ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, vienna, berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Seventh Continent (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
Style: gloomy, disturbing, bleak, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: alienation, fish, family relations, dysfunctional family, school, midlife crisis, society, youth, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, austria, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, alienation, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, north carolina, harvard university ...
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29%
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of father, band, restaurant, undressing, swimming pool, lie, bare breasts, adultery, marriage, singer, ulcer, singing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Maangamizi: The Ancient One (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tanzania, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American woman doctor comes to Tanzania to work at a hospital for the mentally disturbed, with her Tanzanian lover. There, she meets a sometimes catatonic patient, Samahe, who seems to be in communication with another reality. In their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, allegory
Plot: mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, mental illness, second chance, nursing, secret past, african american, faith, friendship, craziness, new beginning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, job seeking, ex convict, physician, loss of son, family relations, family reunited, estrangement, loss of child, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Friend (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In reality Emil and Larissa would never have been a couple she is an idolized singer, he is a shy outsider. Ironically, Emil is just getting to know Larissa when she dies unexpectedly. He pretends to have been her boyfriend and finally gets the ...
Plot: caught having sex, sex scene, love, breasts, male female relationship, funeral, family relations, student, live music, vomiting, bar, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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