Movies like Emile

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Emile (2003)
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Emile (2003)
Original name: Émile
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: redemption, orphan, introspection, haunted by the past, homecoming, betrayal, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, starting over, elderly, human nature, hopes, countryside, reconciliation, brother brother relationship, farm, family abandonment, family relations, college, university, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, canada, europe, british columbia

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Most similar movies to Emile

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, family in crisis, dysfunctional family and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Emile: The Wool Cap (2004), Archipelago (2010), Offline (2012), Pandora's Box (2008), A Long Way Home (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, redemption, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit, family life, custody, family problems, human nature, parents and children, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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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: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, introspection, island, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, women, mental disorder, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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92%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, society, family problems, hopes, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, best friends, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, couples, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes, single parent, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, family relations, selflessness, introspection, father daughter relationship, elderly, father, parent child relationship, bittersweet, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: death in the family, family relations, last wish, family problems, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, death in the family, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Between Strangers (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three women confront their pasts which changes their futures.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: vengeance, hopes, haunted by the past, forbidden love, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, introspection, human nature, parents and children, friend, long lost daughter ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001
Place: canada, angola, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, drug abuse, introspection, addiction, couple relations, haunted by the past, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, parents and children, under the surface, estrangement, family gatherings, strong female presence, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 448
Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, introspection, optimism, family problems, redemption, couple relations, hopes, life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, couples, change
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, parents and children, introspection, parent child relationship, family relations, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, deportation, 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 ⇓
75%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, couples, love and romance, family life, college, unemployment, human nature, starting over, student life, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, elderly, alcohol abuse, death in the family, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, culture clash, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, mental illness, introspection, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, countryside, family gatherings, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: lgbt, aids, gay interest, loss of lover, mourning, family problems, breakup, family relations, estrangement, couples, terminal illness, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, grief, introspection, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, redemption, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, starting over, hopes, mental illness, family life, family relations, family problems, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, depression, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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73%
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: empire, family relations, redemption, buddies, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, youth, cons and scams, family gatherings, addiction, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, family relations, estrangement, aging, dysfunctional family, elderly, parents and children, memory loss, father son relationship, love, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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73%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, illness, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, brain tumor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, society, human nature, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, feminist, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, estrangement, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, actor's life, hopes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%