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The Silences of the Palace (1994)
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The Silences of the Palace (1994)
Original name: صمت القصور
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The death of a prince brings a young woman back to the palace where she was born into servitude. The lingering legacy of the harem is brought into light from behind frosted windows and velvet curtains.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: master and servant, friendship, politics, family relations, contests and competitions, bondage, parents and children, destiny, life is a bitch, captivity, hopes, discrimination, family problems, haunted by the past, society, unwanted pregnancy, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, female director, islam, unfaithful husband, abortion, servant, women's rights, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tunisia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, society, family relations, parents and children, family problems, female director and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Silences of the Palace: The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), Let the Wind Blow (2004), Anonymes (2009), In Bloom (2013), Children of Sarajevo (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, anti war, society, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
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95%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, family relations, civil war, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, youth, battles, family problems, family relations, human nature, death in the family, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, disturbing, biting, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political unrest, racism, social differences, family life, life is a bitch, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash, power relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, family relations, racism, ambition, hopes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 850
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: small town, family relations, working class, small town life, parents and children, wilderness, human nature, sexual abuse, introspection, society, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
40%
Home Before Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl:lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school...not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, hopes, single parent, haunted by the past, small town life, mental institution, small town, love affair, infidelity, countryside, school, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, thought provoking, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, support group, family relations, family problems, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, cello, roulette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 74
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, society, misfit, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family relations, homeless, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, pregnancy, drifter, destiny, false accusation ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, lynching, guilt, friends, child witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.4
 6K
The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, discrimination, women's rights ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, child rape, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, coming of age, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, domestic disturbance, hopes, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 862
Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, life is a bitch, rebellion, americana, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, society, politics, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, danger, hidden identity, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Otavio is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tião, one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: family relations, couples, realism, injustice, parents and children, factory, working class, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, labor union, class struggle
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 286
Dam Street (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's adoption, telling Yun the child died at birth. Ten ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: estrangement, small town, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, parents and children, pregnancy, secret ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 220
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, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, family relations, strong female presence, interracial relations, obsession, sexual abuse, parents and children, boss and employee, farm, power relations, graphic violence, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, isolation, estrangement, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, misfit, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, culture clash, working class, youth, best friend, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 433
The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prison life, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, politics, starvation, re-education, society, state affairs, death, worker ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 1960s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, nanny, family relations, family in crisis, custody, family life, friendship, death in the family, couple relations, sexual relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%