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Silent Waters (2003)
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Silent Waters (2003)
Original name: Khamosh Pani: Silent Waters
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men are soon gripped by a religious fervour, and they attempt to bring radical Islamic law to their friends and neighbours. After a group of Sikh pilgrims arrive in town, tensions reach boiling point as Ayesha's haunted past comes rushing back.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: islam, politics, family life, self discovery, wartime life, hopes, mother son relationship, youth, battles, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, starting over, family in crisis, coming of age, culture clash, haunted by the past, human nature, small town life, death in the family, village, muslim, woman, widow ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1979, 40s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, society, family problems, coming of age and family life mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Silent Waters: The Kite (2003), Life, Above All (2010), My Louisiana Sky (2001), Inheritance (2012), My Uncle Antoine (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: teenage life, introspection, military, fall in love, society, life is a bitch, youth, family tradition, political unrest, couples, culture clash, wartime life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, israel, middle east
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Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, little girl, poverty, human spirit, family relations, leaving home, social relations, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, self discovery, family life, society, family problems, parents and children, disability, small town life, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, compassion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
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48%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, family gatherings, wartime life, family life, bittersweet, village, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, life is a bitch, injustice, family problems, missing person, prison life, wartime life, parents and children, prison, sex crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
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My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: art house, realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, female nudity, christmas, youth, little boy, small town, society, dealing with death, lifestyle, life is a bitch, single parent, family problems ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
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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 BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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42%
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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: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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42%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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Electric Shadows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: youth, friendship, family relations, hospital, self discovery, society, life is a bitch, friends, teenage life, mute or deaf, social misfits, misfit ...
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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
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 97 min.
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
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