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Looking for Alexander (2004)
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Looking for Alexander (2004)
Original name: Mémoires affectives
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, clever, mind bending, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, memory loss, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, a vision, doctors and patients, crumbling marriage, police detective, hospital, coma, family relations, graphic violence, law enforcement, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, power relations, winter, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, flashback
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

Most similar movies to Looking for Alexander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, realistic and captivating films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, estrangement and hospital mostly in Drama, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Looking for Alexander: Don't Be Afraid (2011), Sins of the Mother (2010), Wetlands (2011), Cook County (2008), The Day I Was Not Born (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: college, dysfunctional family, homecoming, parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, single parent, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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79%
 6.9
 494
Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 488
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, estrangement, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, meth lab, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, protecting from truth, family relations, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, hopes, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, mental institution, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, investigation, missing person, power relations, mystery, manipulation, dialogue, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, introspection, sexual abuse, family relations, estrangement, hopes, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Lazarus Child (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: youth, family problems, life is a bitch, danger, haunted by the past, hopes, hospital, power relations, parents and children, redemption, moral dilemma, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 529
Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, mental illness, haunted by the past, memory loss, investigation, family life, intrigue, family relations, flashback, power relations, amateur detective, crime ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, obsession, uncover truth, femme fatale, betrayal, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, friendship, couple relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mark of an Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she comes to pick up her son Thomas. Determined to find out ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, family relations, loss of daughter, danger, mentally unstable, stalking, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems, little girl, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 3K
Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, introspection, healer, estrangement, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, grief, new age, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, small town, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 326
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, coma, husband wife relationship, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, teenage life, family life, obsession, youth, parents and children, single parent, buried truth, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Resort manager Claire prepares for a holiday family reunion, but when her grandfather makes a startling announcement and then dies unexpectedly, Claire must solve a devilishly clever puzzle in order to earn her inheritance and expose a murderer.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, rivalry, family gatherings, contests and competitions, family relations, ambition, disorder, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, danger, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.3
 11
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, family problems, memory loss, supernatural ability, supernatural, life is a bitch, family in crisis, destiny, loss, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 257
Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, family relations, power relations, doctors and patients, clinic, parents and children, mental institution, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family relations, family problems, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 307
A Number (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A father is confronted by the sons he had cloned decades earlier. Based on a play by Caryl Churchill.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: cloning, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, clones, father son relationship, doctor, hospital, genetics, uncover truth, human nature, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 995
Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, south, society, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.8
 172
Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, terminal illness, gender, family relations, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 281
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, couples, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, danger, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 450
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: island, family problems, hidden identity, undercover, life is a bitch, dishonesty, haunted by the past, redemption, orphan, obsessive quest, female director, woman slaps man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 486
Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, estrangement, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, life is a bitch, single parent, family relations, parents and children, boxing, nurse, loss, street fighter, gym, love, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 678
Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, single parent, unsupportive spouse, homecoming, family relations, love, family problems, female director, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love, self discovery, couples, fall in love, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, supportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%