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Tar Angel (2001)
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Tar Angel (2001)
Original name: L'ange de goudron
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Newly-arrived Ahmed tries to integrate his family to the canadian society, while attempting to control his son's life orientation.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, road movie
Plot: computer virus, muslim, rebellion, rebelliousness, uncover truth, society, militant, youth, missing person, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, on the run, political unrest, computer system, father son relationship, immigrants, snow, father, migration, misfit, hopes, state affairs, kids in trouble, girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: algeria, canada, quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, rebellion, youth and misfit mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Tar Angel: Human Cargo (2004), A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010), Mina Walking (2015), Captive (2003), Illegal (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Human Cargo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Human Cargo is a 2004 Canadian television miniseries. The series won seven Gemini Awards and two Directors Guild of Canada Awards. It premiered on CBC Television on January 4, 2004 and starred Kate Nelligan, Cara Pifko, and Nicholas Campbell. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: immigrants, rebellion, racism, society, life is a bitch, legal, state affairs, politics, family relations, refugee, political unrest, illegal immigrant ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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95%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, friendship, interracial relations, rebelliousness, family life, terrorism, society, politics, friends, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, palestine, palestinian authority, israel
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79%
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Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: sincere, realistic, thought provoking, rough, social ...
Plot: rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, single parent, family problems, youth, realism, family relations, drug abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, child as adult, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 710
Captive (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, political ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, family relations, teenage life, political unrest, adoption, missing person, hidden truth, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 927
Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, sentimental, political ...
Plot: rebellion, human spirit, fighting the system, social differences, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, immigrants, family relations, parents and children, society, escape ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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66%
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, rebellion, political unrest, immigrants, woman in danger, life is a bitch, society, injustice, chaos, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Bag of Flour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this beautifully-shot epic traces the life of Sarah, from her early years in a Catholic orphanage in 1970s Belgium, through her rebellious, poverty-stricken teens in a village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, discrimination, teenage love, feminism, political unrest, orphan, little girl ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1984
Place: africa, morocco, middle east, belgium
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60%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, uncover truth, parents and children, under the surface, life turned upside down, disorder, secret, african american, suspense, women of color, christian ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: african american, racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, americana, parents and children, discrimination, teenage life, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Amreeka (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural Illinois -- just in time to encounter the domestic repercussions of ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, single parent, job seeking, starting over, culture clash, society, social relations, brother in law sister in law relationship, hopes, family in crisis, financial problem, youth ...
Time: year 2003, 21st century
Place: illinois, palestine, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: aviation, state affairs, dishonesty, hopes, heroes, politics, law enforcement, righting the wronged, legal, fighting the system, rivalry, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
When We Leave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, family problems, against the rules, society, life is a bitch, conservative, german, reconciliation, immigrants, parents and children, marital rape ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, europe, turkey, berlin germany, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, single parent, social misfits, society, youth, life is a bitch, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 2K
Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, coming of age, society, injustice, social relations, small town, school shooting, bullying, perjury, school massacre, high school, killings ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, estrangement, life is a bitch, society, family relations, rebelliousness, miscarriage, strong female presence, pregnancy, politics, depression, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Aurore (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the sudden death of her mother, Aurore Gagnon is abused by her disturbed step-mother as her town remains in the silence followed by her death. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sad, art house ...
Plot: child abuse, stepdaughter, stepmother, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, family relations, society, parents and children, hidden truth, physical abuse, court, abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, uncover truth, police investigation, interracial relations, vandalism, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, murder, violence, blaxploitation, countryside ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 1K
Wholetrain (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This feature takes a look at the graffiti movement and young people who populate the niche culture. Following four such artists as they shape the graffiti community through both their art and their interactions, the film tells the story of how the ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, tense, rough ...
Plot: graffiti, rebelliousness, gang, on the run, fighting the system, vandalism, rebellion, youth, nightlife, society, city life, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, nationalism, wartime life, political unrest, single parent, unsupportive parent, state affairs, death in the family, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 420
Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, society, injustice, rivalry, gangsters, african american ...
Time: 21st century
Place: jamaica, africa, england, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, misfit, social misfits, realism, family relations, culture clash, parents and children, society, resilience, discrimination, single mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, starting over, misfit, urban ghetto life, addiction, husband wife relationship, settler, courage, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, sexual abuse, injustice, religions or cults, kids in trouble, introspection, society, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, politics, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, price of justice, spy, conspiracy, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, dishonesty, native american, family relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, clergy, priest, strong female lead, winter, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, politics, political unrest, state affairs, society, anti war, world war one, archive footage
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: captivating, touching, atmospheric, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, family relations, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, rebelliousness, rebellion, estrangement, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, life is a bitch, political unrest, military, moral dilemma, ex athlete, anti war, parents and children, dishonesty, soldier, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Valley of Tears (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie, a Canadian editor specialized in testimonies of Genocide survivors, starts to receive anonymous large envelopes with the narrative of Ali, a young Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Intrigued, Marie investigates the origin ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: lebanese, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, interracial relations, society, family relations, atrocity, religions or cults, testimony, racism, refugee ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, elderly, society, misfit ...
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35%