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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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: family life, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, terminal illness, aging, parents separation, single parent, dedication, golden years, supportive parent, hospital, funeral, small town, animal cruelty, coal mining, chain smoking
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, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, family life and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad: Candles on Bay Street (2006), Be Sure to Share (2009), Silent Heart (2014), Ocean Heaven (2010), Kabei: Our Mother (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, couple relations, siblings relations, couples, parents and children, family gatherings, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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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
Plot: terminal illness, aquarium, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, father son relationship, love, autism, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, political unrest, wartime life, family relations, single parent, unsupportive parent, state affairs, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, 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: 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 ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
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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, 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
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Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, ghent, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, survival, couple relations, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, race against time, single parent ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
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34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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