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Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
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Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Original name: 東京タワー オカンとボクと、時々、オトン
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and emotional strength of his mother Okan. Following a period of intensely rebellious behavior, Boku learns that his mom has contracted cancer; suddenly, his mother comes to live with him in Tokyo the entire emotional landscape of his life is altered.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: family life, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, terminal illness, aging, parents separation, single parent, fighting illness, mother son relationship, nursing, mother and son, care, overprotective mother, cancer, illness, disease, dedication, golden years, supportive parent, hospital, funeral, small town, animal cruelty, coal mining ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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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 family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, bittersweet, single parent and terminal illness mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad: Candles on Bay Street (2006), Ocean Heaven (2010), Be Sure to Share (2009), Stopped on Track (2011), Tokyo Family (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
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Plot: reunion, parents and children, family life, beauty salon, aging, elderly, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations, family problems, estrangement, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, homecoming, single parent, unsupportive spouse, family relations, love, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, female director, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, survival, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, race against time, couple relations, terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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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, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, boxing, nurse, gym, street fighter, loss, love, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
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Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Drama
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29%
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29%
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29%
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27%
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26%
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