Movies like Modesty

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Modesty (2007)
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Modesty (2007)
Original name: Pudor
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is offered a last chance at falling in love, a teenager struggling to handle the doubts generated by puberty and a small boy who sees ghosts. As is the case in many families, in spite of living together, all the characters in Pudor are alone.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: husband wife relationship, adultery, dysfunctional family, guilt, secret admirer, unhappy marriage, loneliness, teenage sexuality, dementia, lesbian, ghost, female masturbation, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, funeral, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, large breasts, hurricane katrina, coming of age, bare breasts, cousin cousin relationship, insecurity, brain tumor, privacy ...

Most similar movies to Modesty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, sincere, captivating and realistic films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, female nudity and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Modesty: The Unpolished (2007), Red Roses and Petrol (2003), Without You I'm Nothing (2008), Model Minority (2012), 75 Degrees in July (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Unpolished (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, moving, female director, drug dealer, teenager, debt, unfaithful husband, drugs ...
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Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: secret, dysfunctional family, family conflict, family reunited, family relations, husband wife relationship, family gatherings, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: new york, ireland
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78%
Without You I'm Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A weekend in the Bavarian Alps. 25-year-old Hannes meets his father after 8 years of separation in a little mountain hut. By the influence of their very different girlfriends Ann and Lavinia, the stage-director-father and his actor-son cautiously ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, redemption, courage, absent father, male female relationship, estranged father, dysfunctional family, guilt, father son relationship, irreverence, compassion, anger ...
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73%
Model Minority (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kayla, an underprivileged Japanese American 16 year old, endangers her promising future as an aspiring artist when she becomes involved with a drug dealer.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious
Plot: interracial romance, teenage sexuality, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug abuse, teen angst, peer pressure, high school, japanese american, grownups, female director, alcohol abuse ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, rancher, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, family reunited ...
Place: texas
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68%
Singapore Dreaming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Singapore Dreaming" ( 美满人生) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island. Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat can’t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: greed, husband wife relationship, inheritance, debt, loss of loved one, dysfunctional family, frustration, heart attack, mistress, funeral, chinese, country club ...
Place: singapore, southeast asia
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65%
Cities of the Plain (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Robert Kramer
Style: experimental, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, mysterious man, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, working class, immigrants, blindness, money, blind man, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, mill ...
Place: france
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Nie mehr wie es war (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tomas is happy as family father, raising teen son Milan (as his knavish buddy) and running-especially gastronomically- a club with his mother Nike, whose absences to take course aiming for career progress causes tension. Covering for Milan's ...
Style: captivating
Plot: fatherhood, adultery, father son relationship, family problems, family relations, search for father, relationship problems, family, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, relationships ...
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Eva Nova (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Eva would do anything to regain the love of the one she hurt the most - her son. She is a recovered alcoholic but decades ago she was a famous actress.
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estranged mother, alcoholic, estranged son, elderly woman, drunkenness, social outcast, addiction, regret, mother son conflict, rehabilitation, family relations ...
Place: vienna
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58%
The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, statutory rape, dark humor, prostitute, high school, infidelity, social decay, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
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57%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, native american, female director, indian reservation, brother sister relationship, writers
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
All Hell Let Loose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Minoo returns to her family in Sweden to attend her sister Gita's wedding. Her mother and father believe that she has disgraced the family having worked as a stripper.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, bilingual
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, overprotective parent, husband wife relationship, stripper, argument, wedding party, abusive father, dancer, neighbor, immigrants ...
Place: eastern europe
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56%
The Favourite Game (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As a kid, Leo thought he possessed, like a magician, the secret power to make things happen. As a young man, he certainly knows how to make things happen with women. But as his best friend Krantz would say to him, "Why do you always ask ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, wooing, cheating wife, womanizer, road trip, dysfunctional family, abusive father, adultery, smoking, schoolgirl, flashback, female full frontal nudity ...
Place: canada
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Mercy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: road accident, winter, guilt, couples, hopes, starting over, on the run, couple relations, human nature, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe
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55%
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Consent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A wealthy Manhattan family's inability to cope with the suicide of their eldest daughter sends them into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and sexual taboos that threatens to destroy them.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, love and romance, life is a bitch, looking for love, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, adultery, cynicism, incestuous desire, disability, alcohol, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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54%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, couples, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, crumbling marriage, impossible love, couple relations, estrangement, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado
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53%
Waterberry Tears (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This coming of age story is about a gay boy, Goyo, as he discovers himself. Living with his Mexican family in the Coachella Valley, Goyo has a hard time hiding his sexual preferences. Although Goyo seeks acceptance from his father Ramon, Ramon ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, coming of age, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, rejection, gay son, latinx lead, lgbt teen, lgbt, gay latino, gay ...
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Twisted Roots (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this stylish Finnish drama, the secrets and desires of a family can no longer be suppressed. Mikko turns out to have a hereditary illness. Since then he has been worried. How long can he continue to run the family business that he and inherited ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: family relations, secret, parent child relationship, interracial adoption, adopted daughter, husband wife relationship, family problems, family secret, little girl, adoption, dysfunctional family, family crisis ...
Place: finland
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51%
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Four Windows (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: They want to get away from each other, but they clasp each other even more firmly. They seek to save appearances at all force. The more they laugh, the quieter it gets around them. The cracks in the family picture widen until an inescapable secret ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay son, family problems, cheating wife, family relations, unfaithful husband, family, adultery, adulterous husband, infidelity, parents and children, family secret ...
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49%
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Finding Grace (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A struggling family, already on the verge of disintegration, faces new challenges that will test their faith in God and each other.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, disturbing
Plot: parents and children, transformation, loneliness, antisocial behavior, guilt, father daughter relationship, friendship, troubled youth, teenage life, rebellious daughter, church, family drama ...
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Solitary Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Life for Adela, a single mom trying to raise her infant son, and Antonia, a widow with three daughters, are forever altered by the terrorist bombing in Madrid.
Style: sincere, stylized, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, hopes, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, loss of child, loss of mother, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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46%
Nothing's All Bad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Follows the lives of four longing souls. Ingeborg who feels unattractive and young Jonas who is so attractive that he can literally sell some of what he's got. Anna, a young beautiful woman with a physical disability, and Anders, a tender man ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, porno movie
Plot: chance meeting, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, multiple storylines, sexuality, father son relationship, looking for love, male nudity, danish blonde, sex in a bathroom, nudity (topless - notable), male full rear nudity ...
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Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, teenager, father son relationship, foster home, family crisis, death of mother, funeral, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, soccer, cancer ...
Place: eastern europe
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Cold Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the story of Alice Fuller (Amy Shelton-White) struggling to come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Shot almost entirely in and around Estes Park, Colorado, the film follows Alice as she is forced to spend one final week ...
Style: scenic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family drama, hiking, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, wildlife, fight, dealing with the past, acceptance, sculpture, female protagonist, repression ...
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Silence in Dreamland (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady's house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams she runs away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: loneliness, widow, old lady, dog, isolation, death of husband, imagination, old woman, barking dog, sea, death, ringing telephone ...
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What's Wrong with This Picture? (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A snapshot of the state of the Danish nation: in one of the stories, a woman enters a pole-sitting contest in a desperate bid to reinvent herself. Another is about Erik, whose wife has been lobbying a Better Homes and Gardens type magazine to do a ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, porno movie
Plot: european, social satire, misery, family relations, loneliness, friendship, dysfunctional family, love, infidelity, drunkenness, model, satire ...
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40%
In the Middle of the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Led to believe his abusive grandfather is responsible for his sister's recent death, Gabriel returns to his humble home in rural New Mexico. Yearning to protect his family, he swears to secretly kill his grandfather, yet at the critical moment, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing
Plot: vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, family secret, getting home, death of sister, iraq war veteran, grandfather grandson relationship, singing in a car, handicapped, amputee ...
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The Fatherless (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, reunion, siblings relations, death in the family, old house, identity, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2010s ...
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Breadcrumbs (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Liliana decides to return to Uruguay she will have to face up to a new dilemma, perhaps the last great dilemma of her life: To choose between supporting a collective case for female prisoners, raped during the time of the dictatorship, or to ...
Style: psychological, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: family relations, mother son relationship, mother and son, relationships, family, family problems, parents and children, family reunited, homecoming, kids and family, relationship problems, mother son reunion ...
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37%
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, mother son relationship, adultery, murder, gay, socialite, family relations, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, scandal, love ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
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37%