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Stand-by (2000)
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Stand-by (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A woman remains in an airport after her husband announces he wants a divorce, just before they are to board a plane for Argentina. Unwilling to turn to her sister and emotionally traumatized she makes the airport her home, making money by working as a prostitute. She strikes up a friendship with a café worker Marco.....
Style: touching, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: prostitute, airport, friendship, feminism, starting over, couples, breakup, fish out of water, self esteem, husband wife relationship, stewardess, sex, misfit, immigrants, isolation, strong female presence, unfulfillment, social relations, airplane, money, power, doctor, marriage, cafe
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about friendship, couples, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations and starting over mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Stand-by: To Life (2014), For a Moment, Freedom (2008), Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002), Down to the Dirt (2008), Shun Li and the Poet (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, friends, strong female presence, sexless marriage, impotent husband, woman in a bikini ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: france, europe
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95%
For a Moment, Freedom (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: refugee, friendship, injustice, starting over, political unrest, immigrants, society, hopes, leaving home, fugitives, freedom, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, turkey
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79%
Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A portrait of a woman, composed of 17 moments from her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, love and romance, couples, family problems, sexy woman, gays and lesbians, master and servant, gender, discrimination, death in the family, hotel, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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75%
Down to the Dirt (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Thirty-year-old Keith Kavanagh (Joel Thomas Hynes) ekes his way through life in a small town. A hard-drinking hooligan, he keeps his ragged collection of poetry a closely guarded secret... as secret as his regret for the shattered relationship with ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, starting over, couple relations, introspection, misfit, alcohol abuse, follow your dream, aspiring actress, breakup, journey, prostitute, pedophile ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nova scotia, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, workplace situations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, misfit, workplace, petty job, village, immigrants, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Night and Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Kim Seong-nam travels to Paris to escape an arrest, leaving his wife behind in Korea. After he arrives, he meets an ex-girlfriend and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: lovers reunited, starting over, interracial relations, fish out of water, culture clash, social relations, unfulfillment, painting, foreigner, expatriate, exile, city ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, seoul, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Two Is a Happy Number (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: support group, friendship, starting over, dating, marriage, divorce, manipulations, battle of the sexes, love and romance, best friends, crumbling marriage, golden years ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, family relations, breakup, family problems, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, on the run, youth, family relations, family problems, breakup, parents separation, hopes, best friends, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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55%
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Piedras (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The stones of the title are the dreams and burdens carried by these five women with interlinked lives. This story of decision and transformation was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Style: touching, serious, clever, realistic, offbeat
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, friendship, hopes, looking for love, dull life, destiny, gender, self discovery, lifestyle, working class, road not taken, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Inland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Algerian filmmaker Tariq Teguia wrote and directed this impressionistic look at a man whose life takes an unexpected turn far away from home. Malek (Abdelkader Affak) is a surveyor from Algeria who is semi-retired, but at the urging of a friend he ...
Style: captivating, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, self discovery, friendship, unlikely couple, danger, state affairs, starting over, lovers on the run, fish out of water, couple relations, rich and poor, couples ...
Time: 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara desert
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52%
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Jasmine (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lamington Road on Bombay's Western Railway is the nearest railway station that takes one to Kamathipura, notorious for it's red-light, in particular, and a crime-prone area in general.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, couples, opposites attract, one night, prostitute, rainy night, romance, hiding place, aids, pimp, eunuch, night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couples, friendship, terminal illness, couple relations, mental illness, college, relationship vs career, politics, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, relationship vs career, family life, social relations, family relations, couples, friends, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, workplace, theater, couples, family problems, love and romance, boss and employee, friendship, strong female presence, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, friends, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
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46%
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Nordrand (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, immigrants, gender, love and romance, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, romance, social relations, friends, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Just Like a Woman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice - accused of her mother-in-law's death.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, self discovery, starting over, secret, hopes, on the road, society, unfulfillment, dancing, belly dancing, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Borrowed Identity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Arab is caught between cultures as he is sent to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Israel in the 1980s.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, boarding school, teenage love, introspection, hopes, impossible love, culture clash, misfit, immigrants, social misfits, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1982, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east
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45%
Speak Like a Child (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Speak Like a Child, the feature film debut of documentary director John Akomfrah, explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children's home on the Northumbrian coast. The desolate ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, bisexual, coming of age, haunted by the past, pregnancy, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, orphan, best friends, reunion, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Amazing Women by the Sea (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, Bella, her husband Kajus and their young son, Thomas, spend seemingly endless holidays together. Next year the arrival of new neighbors, Rosa and Gabe and their two daughters, start changing their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, strong female presence, gender, couple relations, parents and children, friendship, feminism, friends, family relations, summer vacation, swimsuit, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Independence (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Early 20th century Philippines. The sounds of war signal the arrival of the Americans. A mother and son flee to the mountains, hoping for a quiet life. One day, the son discovers a wounded woman in the middle of the forest, and decides to bring her ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family in danger, state affairs, fugitives, couples, political unrest, isolation, parents and children, survival, in the woods, husband wife relationship, colonialism, sick mother ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, violence, family relations, friendship, deadly, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, europe, germany, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: emotional, clever, psychological, touching, bleak ...
Plot: marriage, hopes, strong female presence, infidelity, midlife crisis, couple relations, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, couples, breakup ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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39%
Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: starting over, reunion, parents and children, couple relations, lovers reunited, couples, family relations, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, haunted by the past, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, friendship, redemption, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: rough, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: pimp, immigrants, prostitute, redemption, starting over, dangerous attraction, down on your luck, couples, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, chicago illinois, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A childish wife reveals surprising strength when faced with blackmail. A modern version of Ibsen's play.
Style: sincere, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: women's rights, friendship, feminism, couple relations, family in crisis, introspection, strong female presence, unfulfillment, gender, crumbling marriage, society, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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