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Life According to Muriel (1997)
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Life According to Muriel (1997)
Original name: La vida según Muriel
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Muriel and her mother leave their home for good and a freak occurrence leaves them stranded in the country. They beg a woman to let them stay and a shaky friendship develops between the two families.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, on the run, family problems, family in danger, family gatherings, reunion, down on your luck, family in crisis, bittersweet, mountain, on the road, hotel, photographer, single mother, lake, girl, father daughter relationship, diary, mother daughter relationship, lesbian subtext, family abandonment ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina

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Most similar movies to Life According to Muriel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, family in crisis, life is a bitch and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Life According to Muriel: The Lighthouse (1998), Martin (1997), Natural Sciences (2014), Kamchatka (2002), Alpha Male (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Lighthouse (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, orphan, death in the family, forbidden love, family in crisis, fall in love, starting over, family gatherings, teenage life, eccentric family, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, spain
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Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An emotionally distant father attempts to reconnect with the son he abandoned. After his estranged son (Juan Diego Botto) tries to commit suicide, Argentine expat Martín (Federico Luppi) brings the troubled teen live with him in Spain. But though ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, family in crisis, family relations, couples, family problems, gender, gays and lesbians, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, argentina, latin america
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93%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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71%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: life is a bitch, family life, family in danger, isolation, parents and children, political unrest, confined, youth, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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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, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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60%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, family problems, police detective, crimes, child abduction, mother son reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Gone Fishing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic travels to the untamed coast of Patagonia to reconnect with his estranged daughter in this gentle yet deeply resonant drama from Argentine writer-director Carlos Sorin.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, family relations, estrangement, introspection, parents and children, father daughter reunion, recovering alcoholic, self discovery, journey, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia
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54%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, tense, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, family problems, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, protecting from truth, family in crisis, innocence lost, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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52%
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The State I Am In (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With 1970s Germany in the background, this film depicts the story of a family from the “R.A.F. Terrorist” group and their search for a normal life and their inner self.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, teenage love, love and romance, youth, grownups, becoming an adult, eccentric family, fall in love, family in crisis, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, grief, death of wife, accidental death, love, society, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, death in the family, family business, parents and children, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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47%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, dysfunctional family, teenage life, small town, father son relationship, double life, youth, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, romance, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, rehabilitation, athlete's life, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, stepfather, single mother, teenage life, teenage love, family relations, youth, love and romance, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, south, alcoholic, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, unemployment, parents and children, society, hopes, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, alzheimer's disease, parents and children, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, single mother, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, family life, couples, love and romance, family in crisis, starting over, unemployment, society, social worker, college, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, reunion, single parent, danger, confined, family in crisis, parents and children, captivity, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, human nature, wartime life, family life, family gatherings, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, youth, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family gatherings, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement, elderly, golden years, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, reunion, couples, adulthood, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family problems, artist, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: love and romance, elderly, writer's life, family relations, family gatherings, lovers reunited, parents and children, hotel, family in crisis, elderly lovers, immigrants, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: parents and children, reunion, custody, rivalry, hopes, family problems, babies and infants, estrangement, family relations, family gatherings, child custody, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 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, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, downfall, down on your luck, job seeking, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, gay, youth, society, couples, family problems, religions or cults, marital discord, male female relationship, couple relations, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%