Movies like Welcome 2009

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Welcome (2009)
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Welcome (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won't be as easy as he imagined... The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, sincere, uplifting, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, emotional
Plot: age difference, refugee, friendship, self discovery, obsessive quest, family disapproval, adolescence vs adulthood, misfit, human spirit, hopes, family tradition, bittersweet, swimming, kurd, illegal immigration, youth, friends, teachers and students, ambition, instructor, blind ambition, refugees, society, immigrants, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, england, london, english channel, iraq

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about hopes, friendship, society, friends, youth, self discovery and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Welcome: For a Moment, Freedom (2008), Those Who Remain (2007), The Moon Child (2011), All Our Desires (2011), Northless (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
For a Moment, Freedom (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: refugee, friendship, starting over, injustice, political unrest, leaving home, hopes, society, immigrants, fugitives, friends, freedom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, iran
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Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, doctors and patients, child illness, hospital, terminal illness, teenage boy, disease, doctor patient relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and St├ęphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, hopes, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, social differences, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, lyon, europe
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, society, hopes, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, store, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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67%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, hopes, self discovery, starting over, mental illness, golden years, bittersweet, alzheimer's disease, painting, intergenerational friendship, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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63%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, petty job, social relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, christian film
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, ambition, athlete's life, youth, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, soccer, football, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Treacle Jr. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Tom, walks out one day on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life with no explanation. He opts to live on the streets of London. Alone in a park at night he is set upon by a gang of violent thugs, in his bid to escape ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, self discovery, human spirit, optimism, hopes, odd couple, social misfits, midlife crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental retardation, begging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe
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55%
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Villa Amalia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ann leaves Thomas and everything else behind when she catches him kissing another woman. With her music and help from Georges, she begins a journey to find herself.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, self discovery, redemption, friendship, musician's life, hopes, deception, new life, male female relationship, father daughter reunion, dysfunctional couple, cheating boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france, mediterranean sea, naples italy ...
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54%
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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54%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, friendship, teenage life, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, youth, society, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, reunion, haunted by the past, friendship, hopes, human spirit, auschwitz, reunited friends, girlfriend, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, post war, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, drug abuse, friendship, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, hopes, family problems, coping, addiction ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
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53%
Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, youth, escapades, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, desert, state affairs, obsessive quest, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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53%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social misfits, hopes, misfit, society, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: social decay, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, realism, immigrants, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, discrimination, hopes, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family life, human spirit, family in crisis, idealism, fighting the system, hopes, society, coping, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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