Movies like Drifters 2003

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Drifters (2003)
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Drifters (2003)
Original name: 二弟
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a family from his hometown back in Fujian province. After two years in the States and after fathering an illegitimate child there named Fusheng, the child's mother Xuhui who is the restaurateur's daughter, he was deported back to China. Since, he has been floundering in life, which has caused a rift between himself and his older brother, who, with his wife, operate a street front diner and can't have children of their own. Little Brother relies on his new girlfriend, a woman he barely knows named Wu Ruifang who is a performer in a touring opera troupe, for emotional support. Despite Little Brother being the local poster boy for not stowing away, his friend named Monkey tried to do the same, but died on the voyage over due to exposure to toxic ..
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family relations, deportation, immigrants, restaurant, love affair, eccentric family, romance, politics, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, society, working class, reunion, estrangement, family in crisis, single parent, friendship, husband wife relationship, village, ship, misfit, hospital, village life, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai, shanghai china

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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Seventeen Years (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, China, Italy, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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Partisan (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
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Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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64%
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The Way We Are (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, psychological, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, loss of daughter, loss of husband, poverty, death in the family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
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Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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58%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
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53%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, captivating, serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, estrangement, working class, relationship vs career, life turned upside down, couples, emotionless, society, family in crisis, three generations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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52%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Desert Dream (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 123 min.
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47%
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47%
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46%
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
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46%
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Country: USA
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, family life, haunted by the past, siblings relations, terminal illness, parents and children, homosexual, aids, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, family life, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family values, family problems, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, stockholm sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Campfire (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, starting over, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, youth, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, politics, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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40%
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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, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: illinois, usa, palestine, israel
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