Movies like 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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: self discovery, love affair, romance, marriage crisis, mental breakdown, life turned upside down, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, breakup, fall in love, couples, family problems, family relations, hotel, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, budapest hungary, istanbul 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 love and romance, couples, family relations, family problems, fall in love, romance and parents and children mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Istanbul: Listen... Amaya (2013), Dodson's Journey (2001), Personal Belongings (2006), Five Hours from Paris (2009), The White Angel (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Book a coffee", is an offbeat library cum coffee shop. It is owned and run by Leela Krishnamoorthy, a middle aged widow. She herself is as interesting and free spirited as the café she runs! Amaya, Leelas only child is a fire-brand 22 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, infidelity, store, love and romance, cafe, couples, family relations, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: car, couple relations, fall in love, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, immigrants, starting over, introspection, impossible love, love affair, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Beyaz Melek’ filmi; bir aşkın öyküsüdür.Bu aşk öyküsü, iki insanın birbirine duyduğu aşk değil, bir grup insanın hayata ve birbirlerine duyduğu aşkın ve sevginin hikayesidir.Filmde, doğudan batıya, mekteplisinden köylüsüne, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hospital, elderly lovers, retirement home life, elderly, retirement home, love and romance, golden years, aging, friendship, parents and children, terminal illness, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, love and romance, romance, misfit, couples, social misfits, young lovers, true love, twentysomething life, disability, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: young lovers, island, romance, fall in love, small town, love affair, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, small town life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: infidelity, downfall, parents and children, urban, down on your luck, breakup, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Our Grand Despair (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, love triangle, buddies, fall in love, romance, love and romance, friends, thirtysomething life, partners, communication problem, getting along, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
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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, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, love and romance, family relations, single parent, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, death in the family, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, family problems, men hatred ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 858
Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 712
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, high school, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, supernatural romance, tragic love, high school life, midlife crisis, terminal illness, breakup, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 872
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: humorous, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: crumbling marriage, romance, aging, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, self discovery, elderly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 73
Love Trap (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Drama - Richard, a law student, is hanging out with the guys at a sports bar. When Angel, a seductive vixen, appears from nowhere and smothers him with attention, he's embarrassed. Faced with temptation, Richard makes an innocent suggestion ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, spiritual
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Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The End of Silence (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, dancer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, society, couples, bare breasts, russian, video camera, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ...
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Plot: family relations, folk, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, obsessive quest, infidelity, pregnancy, love and romance, couples, bear, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, crumbling marriage, countryside, couple relations, breakup, couples, family problems, friends, introspection, self discovery, life turned upside down, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 429
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, angel, news reporter, saving a life, playground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Personal Effects (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Walter is a rising star in the NCAA wrestling world until his life is ripped apart by the brutal murder of his sister. Returning home to console his mother Gloria he seeks vengeance on the man who is accused of the crime. A chance meeting with a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, wife husband relationship, extramarital affair, urban, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 150
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, gloomy, realistic
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, sexual promiscuity, sex, breakup, infidelity, love affair, romance, break-up, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 9K
Climates (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Man was made to be happy for simple reasons and unhappy for even simpler ones – just as he is born for simple reasons and dies for even simpler ones... Isa and Bahar are two lonely figures dragged through the ever-changing climate of their inner ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological, wife and husband lead actors
Plot: vacation, snow, unsupportive spouse, college, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, couples, infidelity, parents and children, sexual relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 308
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: elderly lovers, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, estrangement, love and romance, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hospital, single parent, parents and children, urban, family relations, fall in love, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, loss, magic, ritual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 195
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: mysterious character, friendship, romance, love and romance, friends, crumbling marriage, human nature, couples, family problems, bed, ritual, father figure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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