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: self discovery, love affair, life turned upside down, romance, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, family problems, couples, breakup, escape, mental breakdown, marriage crisis, love, hotel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, budapest, budapest hungary, turkey

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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, family problems, couple relations, love affair and parents and children mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Istanbul: Listen... Amaya (2013), You (2007), Personal Belongings (2006), Balancing Act (2012), The Adopted (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, delhi
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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 ...
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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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Adopted (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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62%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, couples, redemption, haunted by the past, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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55%
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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 ...
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52%
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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, touching, serious, captivating, sexy ...
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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48%
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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, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, couples, pardon, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legislation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, athlete's life, rehabilitation, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
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Duration: 120 min.
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
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Five Hours from Paris (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 87 min.
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46%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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44%
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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44%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, parents and children, mysterious character, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, angel, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, breakup, couples, gender, sexual relations, fall in love, bittersweet, love, trust, friendship, deception, devotion ...
Time: 21st century
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40%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
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The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, couples, family problems, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, siblings relations, private detective, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, parents and children, danger, missing child, crimes, couple relations, adoption, family problems, couples, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, psychological, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, massachusetts
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, teenage life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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37%