Movies like Pandora's Box

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Pandora's Box (2008)
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Original name: Pandora'nın Kutusu
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, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, elderly, siblings relations, estrangement, hopes, youth, parents and children, family problems, aging, introspection, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood, existentialism, small town, coming of age, bittersweet, golden years, hospital, alzheimer's disease, disappearance, family abandonment, family crisis, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey

Most similar movies to Pandora's Box

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, estrangement, introspection and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pandora's Box: 33 Scenes from Life (2008), The Auction (2013), A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014), Another House (2013), Blessed (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, family problems, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, parent child relationship, family relations, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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95%
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, selflessness, introspection, family relations, father daughter relationship, elderly, parent child relationship, bittersweet, golden years, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
 121
Another House (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mathieu Roy's L’Autre maison is an intimate and powerful family drama featuring three generations of great Quebec Actors. Marcel Sabourin plays Henri Bernard, an 86 year-old man with a failing grip on reality. His sons, a jet setting middle ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family problems, estrangement, family relations, aging, dysfunctional family, elderly, memory loss, parents and children, father son relationship, brothers, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, family reunited, redemption, estrangement, aging, family feud, unfulfillment, hopes, retirement, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, introspection, island, dysfunctional family, woman, mental disorder, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 199
Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, aging, hopes, family problems, introspection, haunted by the past, bittersweet, gender, elderly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, homecoming, addiction, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 218
Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, youth, family problems, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, lyon, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, coma, husband wife relationship, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 137
Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, youth, soldier, missing person, alzheimer's disease, infidelity, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A high school graduate, Yusuf could not pass the university entrance exam. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are being printed in various obscure literary journals. But neither these poems, nor the rapidly falling price of ...
Style: realistic, art house, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, introspection, teenage life, leaving home, small town, family relations, unfulfillment, hopes, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 362
Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family relations, single mother, parents and children, mental illness, aging, estrangement, unfulfillment, family in crisis, youth, debt collector, forgetfulness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: serious, tense, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, family problems, parents and children, on the road, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, protecting from truth, siblings relations, youth, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, on the road, self discovery, family problems, hopes, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, family problems, family relations, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: atmospheric, emotional, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, political unrest, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, escapades, desert, children, little boy, gulf war, battlefield ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family problems, couples, estrangement, family relations, introspection, redemption, mental illness, parents and children, golden years, hopes, disagreement, family feud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, youth, family problems, estrangement, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, paralysis, alcohol abuse, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family problems, estrangement, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, parents and children, hopes, investigation, redemption, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, friends, family problems, parents and children, elderly, youth, village, countryside, school, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, haunted by the past, hopes, family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 163
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, gay, lgbt, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 383
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: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, rebellion, hopes, society, against the rules, love and romance, youth, family relations, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, jewish, coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, rabbi, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lily Sometimes (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a woman returns home to care for her sister.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: country girl, animal lover, lawyer, sister, introspection, siblings relations, estrangement, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, dysfunctional family, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, buddies, estrangement, hopes, redemption, friends, bittersweet, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%