Movies like Boxes

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Boxes (2007)
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, the living and the dead. In this breakneck period of her life, time is running faster and faster and Anna takes a run-up to face the past and try to go towards the future. And, maybe, to manage to still believe in love?
Plot: female director, death, family relations, moving, father daughter relationship, old age, mother daughter relationship, surrealism, half sister, nostalgia, box, semi autobiographical
Place: brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and contemplative films with plots about female director, family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, girl and death mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Boxes: The Prodigal Daughter (1981), Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994), A Family Upside Down (1978), Stuff (2015), Stranger (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Prodigal Daughter (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman in a deep depression leaves her husband and returns to her parents. She discovers her father is having an affair, becomes jealous of his mistress and tries to turn his feelings in her direction.
Plot: oedipus complex, depression, incest, parent child relationship, romantic rivalry, unfaithful husband, jealousy, moving, erotic dream, marital separation, breakup, dance teacher ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france
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95%
Coming to Terms with the Dead (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: While middle-aged Vincent (Didier Sandre) makes a sand castle on a beach in Brittany, France, his sister Zaza (Catherine Ferran) and brother Francois (Charles Berling) spend a summer day reflecting on death and loss. They think back on their sister ...
Plot: female director, death of sister, cancer, death, death of child, loss of sister, beach
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, retirement home, aging, family, dying, husband wife relationship, flower shop, hospital, grandfather grandson relationship, doctor, father son relationship, grandmother grandson relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Stuff (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut. After 14 years together and raising two daughters, they find themselves in a mid life crisis where grief and attraction threaten their domestic nucleus.
Plot: family relations, female director, stage performance, mother daughter relationship, headstone, lesbian relationship, tombstone, love affair, lesbian, lesbian couple, parent child relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Stranger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant 22-year-old with a dreary job, a difficult home life and an absent boyfriend learns to love her life and share this love with the child in her womb.
Plot: female director, abortion, unplanned pregnancy, quiz, alzheimer's disease, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, prostitute, pregnancy, classical music, wedding, tv show ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Plot: female director, midlife crisis, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, piano, male nudity, older woman younger man relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Time to Die (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An impressionistic, black-and-white portrait of the day-to-day of a nonagenarian woman as she experiences the final act of her life. Danuta Szaflarska stars as Aniela, who lives in a massive yet rapidly-deteriorating wooden house, filled with ...
Plot: female director, old lady, death, family relations, dog, shakespearean quotation, generation gap, son, house, piano
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shooting the Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Francesca Archibugi directed this Italian drama set in Rome where 14-year-old Siddhartha (Niccolo Senni) is forced to deal with his heroin-addicted mother Silvia (Valeria Golina). He occasionally gets a visit from his filmmaker father Massimo ...
Plot: female director, scooter, syringe, male female relationship, urban setting, father son relationship, hypodermic needle, heroin addict, stepbrother stepsister relationship, drugs, family relations, teenage boy ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 238 min.
Story: The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: eroticism, painting, model, man-woman relation, painter, love affair, romance, human nature, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Place: usa, los angeles, southern france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Just Like at Home (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a kid are discovering beauty in life.
Plot: female director, hungarian, getting home, family relations, girl, father daughter relationship, children, surrogate father, girl man relationship, infatuation
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 108
The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, film within a film, cinema, torture, mask, flashback, skull, film reel
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Plot: female director, mother child relationship, dysfunctional family, depression, pick up, visit, twins, smoking, suicide, drinking, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: sexual, sexy, gloomy, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, fall in love, unfulfilled love, teenage life, unfulfillment, couple relations, looking for love, couples, custody, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 193
Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: murder, strong female presence, society, workplace, sexual abuse, deadly, farm, obsession, graphic violence, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
La reine blanche (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1960, in a coastal town near to Nantes, Jean Ripoche lives with his wife Liliane, their four children and Liliane’s father Lucien. Jean divides his time between running his plumbing business and making a float for the Nantes carnival. The ...
Plot: drunkenness, cafe, girl, small town, father daughter relationship, festival, family relations, friendship, bathtub, parade, menage a trois, stepfather stepson relationship
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 144
Little Darling (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Thirty year old virgin Sybille meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?
Plot: female director, con artists, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, shopping mall, love, train, marriage, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 301
1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: female director, coma, family relations, beating, suspicion, teenager
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Graveyard Keeper's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A snapshot of one segment of Estonian present-day life, shown through the eyes of a child: 8 years old Lucia is leading a jolly and naughty Pippi-Longstocking-style life in a small town in Estonia. Her father Kaido, a graveyard keeper, can hardly ...
Plot: female director, orphanage, unemployment, social worker, alcohol abuse, abroad, cemetery, daughter, mother daughter relationship, fire, father daughter relationship, little girl ...
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Three Sisters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For her latest project, commissioned by Arte and starring members of the Comédie-Française, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (A Castle in Italy, Rendez-Vous 2014) shot an idiosyncratic, half-modernized adaptation of one of Chekhov’s greatest, most ...
Plot: female director, family relations, female full frontal nudity, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, death of father, three sisters
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, slice of life, female director, little girl, boy, non professional cast, older man teenage girl relationship, minimalism, teenage girl, uncle nephew relationship, flash forward ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 304
Island City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Winner of FEDORA award for the Best Debut Director, Venice Film Festival 2015, Island City is a collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai, India. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office ‘Fun Committee ...
Plot: female director, family relations, barefoot male, tv set
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 127
La capture (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 92 min.
Plot: female director, blood, dancing, animals, violence, father daughter relationship, gun, abduction, old woman, dance, dysfunctional family, animal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.6
 278
My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, homelessness, homeless teenager, husband wife relationship, family relations, suburbs, suicide attempt, 18 year old, laundry, grandmother granddaughter relationship, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 372
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, secret, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 358
Sadie (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park.
Plot: female director, mother daughter relationship, trailer park, bullying, coming of age, dysfunctional marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 560
Crows (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining a lover or is asleep. One morning, Crow sees ...
Plot: female director, girl, child, boat, surrogate mother, crow, child neglect, sleeping on the floor, bathing, on the lam, children, child abduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 833
Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Plot: single mother, mother daughter relationship, sea, seaside, female director, little girl, wedding, alcohol, dancing, bathtub, telephone call, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Monologue (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home and stays with him for a period, leaving her daughter with him. ...
Plot: grandfather granddaughter relationship, scientist, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, teenager, loneliness, family relations
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Mother, the Mermaid (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, ...
Plot: time travel, missing father, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, wooing, post office, family relations, actress playing multiple roles, mother
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cities of the Plain (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Robert Kramer
Style: experimental
Plot: mysterious man, blind man, blindness, slaughterhouse, mill, dysfunctional family, wedding, money, husband wife relationship, flashback, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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