Movies like Hard Times 2005

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Hard Times (2005)
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Hard Times (2005)
Original name: Malas temporadas
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of school, and his mother Ana isn't sure how to convince the boy that he's making a crucial mistake. Ana's client Carlos is a Cuban exile who makes his living selling cigars and artwork on the black market. When Carlos learns of Ana's dilemma, he calls on recently released convict Mikel to teach the boy how to play chess. Perhaps is young Gonzalo can master the game, he can learn to start living again. As the lessons get underway, each of these characters learns that in order to truly move on with their lives they much first break free of the bonds that prevent them from being who they really are.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, youth, disability, parents and children, love and romance, dull life, society, couples, black market, unfulfillment, down on your luck, female nudity, chess, ex convict, wheelchair, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about couples, love and romance, infidelity, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hard Times: Fiction (2006), Webdultery (2010), Balancing Act (2012), Silver Tongues (2011), Plans for Tomorrow (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fiction (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alex, a shy and introverted, is a film director trying to finish writing his latest script. Decided to leave a few days of his wife and children to go to the Pyrenees and find there the peace and inspiration. In the town where he is met Monica, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, creative block, love affair, midlife crisis, infidelity, road not taken, solitude, countryside, family relations, human nature, denial, mountain village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, catalonia
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95%
 7.3
 77
Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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67%
 6.9
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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 ⇓
65%
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 711
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating, serious
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, juggling, society, love and romance, crumbling relationship, manipulation, sexual content, manipulations, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, introspection, family relations, couples, family problems, midlife crisis, woman in danger, singleness, pregnancy, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, family problems, couples, social differences, infidelity, society, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: touching, psychological, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, sexuality, hopes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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52%
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, forbidden love, self discovery, estrangement, unfulfillment, tour guide, family problems, translator, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 663
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, human nature, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, unfulfillment, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 602
Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, melancholic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: beauty salon, betrayal, estrangement, family relations, couples, family life, midlife crisis, obsession, infidelity, family problems, working class, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
 927
Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, love triangle, family problems, couples, dull life, unfulfillment, infidelity, uncle nephew relationship, sex scene, murder, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, unfulfillment, dull life, frustration, scientist, seminar, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 985
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, hopes, parents and children, friendship, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, optimism, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Camping sauvage (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Un camping au bord d'un lac pendant les vacances d'été. Camille, 17 ans, y traîne son ennui coincée entre ses parents et son petit ami. Elle rencontre Blaise, la quarantaine, tout juste embauché comme moniteur de voile. Camille et ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
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Separate Ways (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, cult film
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 510
Far (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Serge is a long distance lorry driver between Morocco andEurope. In Tangier, he tries to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Sarah. She has refused to have anything to do with him since her mother’s death and intends to join her brother in ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, romance, immigrants, friends, couples, love and romance, cons and scams, human nature, parents and children, tragic love, working class, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 4.8
 727
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 ⇓
42%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, young lovers, love and romance, youth, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 156
You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Grandfather (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 151 min.
Story: After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, suicidal thoughts, grandson, bittersweet, aging, golden years, love and romance, social relations, couples, family relations, small town, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 18th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, latin america, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 736
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, mystery, unfulfillment, rivalry, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, religions or cults, couples, love and romance, youth, society, love affair, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Abraham's Valley (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Switzerland
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: flowers, love affair, infidelity, obsession, unfulfilled love, social differences, couple relations, introspection, destructive relationship, family problems, couples, unfulfillment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 474
The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, social differences, power relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, down on your luck, master and servant, family relations, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 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 ⇓
35%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, love and romance, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
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Live! (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anna is a vital woman who is married and has two daughters. She picks up her old passion of writing again after frequent requests by a colleague and a friend, but she had not foreseen the consequences of family and friends reading her stories...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, disability, couples, terminal illness, infidelity, midwife, mother daughter relationship, love, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%