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The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)
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The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Africa, Lesotho
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father, and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: village, self discovery, orphan, love and romance, homecoming, estrangement, bittersweet, estranged father, hiv, funeral, death of father, village life, mountain, aids, superstition, bus trip
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and atmospheric films with plots about love and romance, family relations, homecoming, estrangement, bittersweet, self discovery and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Forgotten Kingdom: Erratum (2010), Journey Through China (2015), 170 Hz (2011), Three-Step Dance (2003), Spiral (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, buddies, hopes, redemption, bittersweet, estrangement, profanity, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Journey Through China (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Liliane, a provincial nurse in her peaceful fifties, must cope with the accidental death of her son in China. She decides to fly there in order to repatriate the body. This mourning journey will soon turn out to be a trip of discovery of her son ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: self discovery, estrangement, hopes, uncover truth, dealing with death, bittersweet, death in the family, journey, estranged son, language barrier, funeral, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.2
 620
170 Hz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nick and Evy are in love. Knowing that Nick is deaf, Evy’s parents do not consent to their relationship. They run away and move into an abandoned submarine, hidden from judgmental eyes. Their runaway love brings them new opportunities and new ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, love and romance, youth, love affair, forbidden love, rebelliousness, coming of age, young lovers, bittersweet, rebellion, misfit, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: countryside, clergy, social relations, village, homecoming, village life, island, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, convent, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sardinia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.0
 113
Spiral (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Their men went to the North in search of their destiny, while they stayed.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: student film
Plot: immigrants, social relations, village, society, family in crisis, gender, homecoming, family problems, strong female presence, bittersweet, village life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 2K
1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, dull life, unfulfillment, frustration, scientist, estrangement, love, bittersweet, love affair, love and romance, father daughter relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.7
 673
Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings, under the surface, estrangement, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, psychological
Plot: haunted by the past, self discovery, romance, fall in love, death in the family, family relations, last wish, small town life, love and romance, homecoming, social relations, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.3
 558
August Winds (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: large penis, couples, couple relations, village life, village, realism, social relations, care, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dealing with death, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, talky, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, reunion, friendship, love triangle, twentysomething life, love and romance, desert, bittersweet, road not taken, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 851
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, smoking, brunette, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 5K
Egg (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, offbeat
Plot: poet, love and romance, parents and children, homecoming, dealing with death, family relations, small town life, village, curses spells and rituals, village life, small town, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, silent film, sincere, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, introspection, society, couples, couple relations, working class, unfulfillment, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, solitude, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, artists and showbiz, workplace, workplace situations, human nature, introspection, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 3K
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, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, love and romance, on the road, pregnancy, couple relations, family relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, folk, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 101
Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, village, village life, high school life, tsunami, frame up, earthquake, villager, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 97
The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, strong female presence, restaurant, beach, cigarette smoking, food, kiss, bird, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 1K
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 ⇓
51%
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 6.8
 518
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, redemption, family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 291
Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, sexual relations, self discovery, couples, forbidden love, unfulfillment, estrangement, family problems, tour guide, society, translator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 785
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: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: looking for love, couples, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, friendship, infidelity, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 500
Sand Dollars (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, moral dilemma, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, society, rich and poor, dishonesty, island, sexual content, power relations, gender, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 6K
Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, reconciliation, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Someone You Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone You Love is a story about world famous singer-songwriter Thomas Jacob who lives in Los Angeles. He is a successful man with a lot of burned bridges. After years abroad Thomas travels back to Denmark to record a new album. There his estranged ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: bittersweet, musician's life, parents and children, introspection, disorder, family relations, homecoming, single parent, artists and showbiz, grandfather grandson relationship, life turned upside down, direction and purpose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 169
Nelly (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: village, sexual relations, village life, couples, social relations, love and romance, death, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Postmen in the Mountains (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden ...
Style: touching, sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: mountain, on the road, postman, father son relationship, buddies, golden years, elderly, dealing with death, love and romance, aging, lovers reunited, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 430
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 175
Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, workplace situations, nothing goes right, workplace, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, village life, village, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, family relations, reunion, homecoming, parents and children, holiday, sibling relationship, irish american, estranged father, brother sister relationship, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%