Movies like Pandora's Box 2008

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Pandora's Box (2008)
 7.2
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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: self discovery, hopes, dysfunctional family, elderly, siblings relations, estrangement, youth, family relations, parents and children, family problems, aging, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood, urban, introspection, small town, coming of age, golden years, bittersweet, hospital, alzheimer's disease, disappearance, family crisis, family abandonment, 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 serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, estrangement and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pandora's Box: 33 Scenes from Life (2008), The Auction (2013), Archipelago (2010), Blessed (2009), Flight (2010). 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, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: death, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, hopes, lifestyle, estrangement, siblings relations, dealing with death, family relations, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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95%
 7.0
 660
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: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: farm, parents and children, family relations, introspection, selflessness, elderly, countryside, father daughter relationship, hopes, golden years, siblings relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 2K
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: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, estrangement, family relations, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, island, introspection, hopes, family problems, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.7
 665
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: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: rebelliousness, estrangement, teenage life, family problems, suburbs, missing child, coming of age, youth, society, rebellion, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 8.1
 40K
Flight (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family reunited, parents and children, step siblings, family relations, family problems, estrangement, homecoming, youth, journey, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: animal lover, countryside, lawyer, country girl, estrangement, introspection, family relations, siblings relations, sister, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 111
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: touching, serious, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, drugs/alcohol, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, elderly, aging, estrangement, family problems, memory loss, dysfunctional family, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, youth, single parent, society, teenage life, parents and children, social misfits, elderly, coming of age, grandfather granddaughter relationship, poverty, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: touching, serious, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: estrangement, dysfunctional family, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, youth, family life, female nudity, coma, marijuana, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 1K
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, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: elderly, dysfunctional family, golden years, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems, redemption, family feud, aging, introspection, reach out, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 322
Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young man feels compelled to travel with his grand-father. Tthe young man wants to find his father who ran away with the corpse of his ex-wife.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, elderly, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, aging, alcohol abuse, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 488
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: sincere, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: addiction, sexual content, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family in crisis, drug abuse, youth, small town, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, teenage life, family business, self discovery, workplace, family life, society, youth, parents and children, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 232
Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, parent child relationship, clinic, mental institution, family relations, doctors and patients, power relations, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
 617
Baby Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Natalia is a 17-year-old mom living with her mother and son, Antos. She wanted to have a baby because it was a “cool” thing to do, and because she feels she has someone to love; someone who can love her in return. Everything changes when ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, parent child relationship, family problems, immaturity, babies and infants, hopes, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, couples, youth, mother child relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Palestine
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: contemplative, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, state affairs, obsessive quest, hopes, political unrest, desert, elderly, pow, golden years, human spirit, innocence lost, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 178
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: emotional, captivating, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, coming out, elderly, family relations, parents and children, dealing with death, family in crisis, gender, haunted by the past, aging, bittersweet, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, emotional
Plot: elderly, hopes, family problems, couples, estrangement, aging, couple relations, righting the wronged, siblings relations, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: troubled teen, farmer, teenage life, friendship, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, youth, family problems, elderly, adolescence vs adulthood, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 738
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, elderly, murder, rapist, deadly, gender, family relations, crimes, estrangement, society, introspection, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 176
Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: family life, teenage life, coming of age, hopes, siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, youth, society, introspection ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: introspection, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, redemption, youth, one more chance, parents and children, estrangement, father daughter relationship, fear of commitment, estranged father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 368
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: gang, homecoming, heist, going straight, crimes, family problems, immigrants, aging, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.2
 319
Heat Wave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: introspection, human nature, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, youth, elderly, crimes, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, estrangement, family relations, addiction, death in the family, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, brother brother relationship, gender, eligible bachelor, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 191
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, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, single parent, youth, introspection, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family problems, obsessive quest, self discovery, godparent ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, coming of age, teenage girl, life is a bitch, youth, siblings relations, parents and children, family values, dysfunctional family, manipulations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, domestic disturbance, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, tense, emotional, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, off the road, siblings relations, parents and children, coming of age, bittersweet, youth, on the road, family relations, parents separation, under the surface, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment, estrangement, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%