Movies like Istanbul 2011

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Istanbul (2011)
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Istanbul (2011)
Original name: Isztambul
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders about the streets of Budapest in just her dressing gown carrying a pair of scissors. After a series of misadventures, Katalin eventually ends up in Turkey, where suddenly Katalin is awakened and decides to start a new life after meeting local man Hilal (Yavuz Bingol). Meanwhile her son Zoli (Norbert Varga) tries to hunt Katalin down.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, fall in love, love affair, family problems, couples, breakup, life turned upside down, romance, mental breakdown, marriage crisis, love, hotel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about couples, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, family problems, love affair and parents and children mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Istanbul: Listen... Amaya (2013), Dodson's Journey (2001), Balancing Act (2012), The Adopted (2011), Personal Belongings (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
Plot: couple relations, family relations, love and romance, infidelity, cafe, single parent, self discovery, couples, family life, looking for love, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, parents separation, breakup, down on your luck, supportive parent, urban, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Adopted (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lisa and Marine live a life of relative companionship together, where the only man permitted into the equation is Lisa’s young son, Leo. However, their simple existence is thrown into disarray when Marie meets and falls in love with Alex, a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, romance, family relations, parents and children, college graduate, young lovers, haunted by the past, island, youth, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Five Hours from Paris (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Only 5 flight hours from Paris, in a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv, two people meet. He is a bred-and-born Israeli and she is a Russian immigrant. He is a taxi driver and she is a music teacher. He has no aspirations. She gave up hers long ago. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
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July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, contests and competitions, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, teachers and students, high school, terminal illness, infidelity, love triangle, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 2K
Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, couples, obsessive quest, folk, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, on the road, pregnancy, self discovery, bear, female nudity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
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Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love Trap (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sexual, spiritual
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.7
 58
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 881
Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
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God's Sandbox (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 1K
Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: urban, friends, love and romance, couple relations, romance, fall in love, couples, wooing, love affair, taiwanese
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 287
The Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple must hold on to $100,000 for 24 hours as they wait to buy a house. As the time ticks by, the true nature of their love unravels.
Style: talky, tense, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: human nature, under the surface, couple relations, breakup, couples, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 1K
A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: family business, hopes, follow your dream, cooking and food, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, couples, workplace, moral dilemma, family problems, scandinavian girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, usa, new york, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 174
Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: prison, infidelity, legislation, forbidden love, pardon, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, urban, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, mentally unstable, misfit, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, family problems, love affair, parent child relationship, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, breakup, urban, lifestyle, love and romance, couple relations, romance, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, love affair, couples, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 85
Doubt (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A gaggle of friends and observers ponder the fate of a relationship as they watch it collapse in this independent drama from the Philippines. Cris (Andoy Ranay) is a documentary filmmaker with a well-regarded body of work and a large community of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: gender, breakup, love affair, couples, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, couple relations, best friend, deception, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious
Plot: love affair, family problems, fall in love, elderly, hopes, couples, eccentric family, buddies, family life, golf, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 1K
Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family gatherings, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, family life, family problems, euthanasia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 2K
Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, village, danger, adoption, family in crisis, couple relations, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, uncover truth, crimes, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, serious
Plot: unemployment, survival, ambition, impossible love, working class, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, downfall, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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