Movies like The Father 1996

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The Father (1996)
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The Father (1996)
Original name: پدر
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: village, family relations, teenage life, youth, parents and children, starting over, village life, job seeking, coming of age, siblings relations, homecoming, young heroes, parent child relationship, journey, thief, motorcycle, friendship, illness, gun, theft, pursuit, chase, teenage boy, brother sister relationship, death of husband ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and bleak films with plots about family relations, youth, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations and friendship mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like The Father: The Last Summer (2007), Absence (2014), Autumn (2008), Rain (2001), A Time in Quchi (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, intrigue, lifestyle, rivalry, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, family relations, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, child as adult, youth, family problems, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, reconciliation, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Kurdish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, compassionate, lyrical ...
Plot: secret, construction site, love, romance, fall in love, love and romance, immigrants, family relations, human nature, youth, adventure, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, japan, middle east, afghanistan, tehran iran ...
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A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, countryside, youth, elderly, village, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, social relations, power relations, new wave, human nature, teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
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Princess (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, small town, love affair, forbidden love, teenage life, love and romance, youth, starting over, couples, parents and children, human nature, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, prom, missing child, life is a bitch, love and romance, mystery, young heroes, life turned upside down, family problems, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, teenage boy, teenage girl, child abuse, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, human nature, teenage life, dealing with death, family relations, tragic event, fear of death, forest, coming of age, life is a bitch, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, farm, parents and children, family relations, religions or cults, society, village, village life, teenage girl, church, wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, netherlands
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Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
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Place: turkey
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 80 min.
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
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Place: poland, europe
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Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mila from Mars (2004)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Salvation Army (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
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Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, geneva switzerland, switzerland
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46%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
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Place: france
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, teenage life, family in crisis, haunted by the past, introspection, working class, siblings relations, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: student film
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Place: india, asia
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
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Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
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The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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41%
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Drunkboat (2010)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
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41%
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Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, epic, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Valley (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This is the story of three sensitive teens who are forced to deal with violence at home, violence at school. It is a story of friendship, of love and hate, where the adolescents world is revealed as cruel and beautiful, a world where the desire to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, friendship, teenage love, buddies, love and romance, youth, graphic violence, family relations, domestic violence, coming of age, friends, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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40%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
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