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Porto of My Childhood (2001)
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Porto of My Childhood (2001)
Original name: Porto da Minha Infância
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Manoel de Oliveira's autobiographical documentary about returning to his hometown.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, semi documentary, realistic, offbeat, contemplative
Plot: lifestyle, society, filmmaking, introspection, city life, social relations, first love, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, vampire, youth, family relations, city, theater, river, memory, childhood, ruins, autobiography, sculpture, memoir, urban, archive footage, old house, ruin ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 30s, 20s
Place: portugal, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and atmospheric films with plots about society, lifestyle, family relations, urban, introspection, artists and showbiz and youth mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Porto of My Childhood: The Portuguese Nun (2009), 7 Days in Havana (2012), Sal (2011), Labour of Love (2014), The End Is My Beginning (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
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Plot: church, filmmaking, culture clash, love and romance, lifestyle, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, artists and showbiz, clergy, actor's life, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, europe
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7 Days in Havana (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cuba, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young American boy is trying to break into the acting business, and goes to Cuba during a film festival.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: havana cuba, latin america, cuba
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
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Plot: ambition, actor's life, lifestyle, introspection, hopes, artists and showbiz, friendship, gay, murder, celebrity, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, couples, working class, society, introspection, romance, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, realistic, talky, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, introspection, terminal illness, village, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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Cold Water of the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica, France, Spain, Netherlands, Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On New Year's holidays, Mariana (21) and Rodrigo (30) drive to the coast where he has to sell a property. There, they find Karina (7), late at night and in the middle of nowhere. She tells then she ran away from home.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, costa rica
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Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, injustice, mistaken identity, family relations, life is a bitch, social differences, society, political unrest, immigrants, city life, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In contemporary Paris, expat American writer Henry Miller works his way through a series of amorous encounters while trying to find his literary voice.
Style: erotic, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental institution, school, looking for sex, social relations, strong sexual content, immigrants, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 1920s
Place: france, paris france
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Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, strong sexual content, romance, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, love and romance, womanizer, lifestyle, sexual relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932, year 1931
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, controversial
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44%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
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Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
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Duration: 84 min.
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