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Cousin Angelica (1974)
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Cousin Angelica (1974)
Original name: La prima Angélica
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he spent his summer of 1936 with her. He meets his cousin Angelica, who was his first love, living on the first floor with her husband and daughter, and he recalls his childhood in times of the Spanish Civil War entwined with the present.
Style: psychological, touching, gloomy, serious, biting, suspense, realistic, controversial, surreal, contemplative
Plot: youth, forbidden love, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, haunted by the past, family gatherings, political unrest, wartime life, unfulfilled love, coming of age, reunion, homecoming, lovers reunited, state affairs, unfulfillment, bittersweet, old house, travel, nun, cemetery, fascism, radio, memory, kiss ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: spain, barcelona, europe

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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 family relations, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, unfulfillment and haunted by the past mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Cousin Angelica: The Garden of Delights (1970), Raise Ravens (1976), Elisa, My Life (1977), The Pianist (1998), Anna and the Wolves (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Garden of Delights (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.
Style: cynical, surreal, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: memory loss, politics, satire, family relations, disability, family life, isolation, eccentric family, bank, boat, makeover, civil unrest ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, spain
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95%
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Raise Ravens (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: orphan, poison, family relations, political unrest, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, mute or deaf, coming of age, politics, sibling relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Elisa, My Life (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and she decides to travel to the countryside of Madrid with ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family relations, family problems, strong female presence, oedipus complex, telegram ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 95
The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, lifestyle, state affairs, confined, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Anna and the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young but traveled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family.
Style: biting, serious, realistic, suspense, tragic ending
Plot: gang rape, dysfunctional family, rape and murder, cave, eccentric family, obsession, family relations, family problems, solitude, estate, countryside, jumping rope ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 8K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 643
The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two lovers break the law and struggle to stay together when carnal obsession causes tempers to flare.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: rape, blackmail, haunted by the past, young lovers, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, teenager, mystery, love, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 370
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 1K
Ismael (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An 8-year-old boy tracks down his father.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father and son, bittersweet, family relations, family drama, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 123
Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, memory loss, elderly, life is a bitch, mental illness, golden years, aging, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, retirement home, senior citizen, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 2K
Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, spanish civil war, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 298
When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: touching, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: mountain, family relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love and romance, female director, snow, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mama Turns 100 (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ana and her husband Antonio arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: social differences, family life, reunion, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, satire, family relations, estate, couples, love and romance, youth, nanny ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling ...
Style: touching, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: repression, secret, confession, survival, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, obsession, parents and children, republican, fugitives, society ...
Place: spain, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, family problems, support group, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, school, laboratory, incest, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, political unrest, isolation, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 317
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Traces of Sandalwood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, India, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can't forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother's death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, forceful separation, family relations, haunted by the past, reunion, actor's life, sibling relationship, hopes, love, society, siblings relations, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, india, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Peppermint Frapp? (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with her and tries to seduce her, but she mockingly pushes him ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, repression, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love triangle, corvette, obsessive love, looking through a keyhole, old friends, photograph, makeover, doctors ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 995
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 ⇓
31%
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 414
Aunt Tula (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ramiro, a bank clerk and father of two young children, has been left, after his wife's death, in the care of Tula, his sister-in-law. From the novel by Miguel de Unamuno, Miguel Picazo (" Dark dreams of August ") premieres as director ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, unfulfillment, singleness, death in the family, power relations, couples, family problems, family relations, society, nanny, aunt nephew relationship, brother in law sister in law relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, political unrest, couples, starting over, introspection, hopes, love triangle, state affairs, society, lovers reunited, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 50s, 80s ...
Place: new york, russia, europe, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 768
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, graphic violence, buddies, youth, life is a bitch, going straight, hopes, profanity, teenage life, drug abuse, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
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El Sur (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her father.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, bittersweet, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, youth, dishonesty, romance, coming of age, hopes, book ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: surreal, tense, thought provoking, mind bending, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, one more chance, injustice, couples, dealing with death, dishonesty, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, obsession, tragic love, road not taken ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
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Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, tragic hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 628
The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, crimes, witnessing a crime, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, human nature, family problems, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%