Movies like Island City 2015

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Island City (2015)
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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 Award’, which entitles him to a whole day full of fun, the second about a domineering head-of-the-family, Anil, who is on life support and the third one centers on Aarti whose repetitive existence is slowly making her more and more mechanical and numb. More info: http://www.indiememe.org/island-city-dallas.html
Plot: family relations, barefoot male, tv set, female director

Most similar movies to Island City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, realistic and sincere films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, society, parents and children, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship and pregnancy mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Island City: Let the Wind Blow (2004), Brick Lane (2007), Siddharth (2013), Dreamer: The Movie (2004), Nautilus (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, family relations, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
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95%
 6.6
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Brick Lane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The grind of daily life as a Brick Lane Bangladessi as seen through the eyes of Nazneen (Chatterjee), who at 17 enters an arranged marriage with Chanu (Kaushik). Years later, living in east London with her family, she meets a young man Karim ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, arranged marriage, love triangle, society, family relations, love affair, fall in love, village, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: london, bangladesh, europe, england, buckingham palace ...
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83%
 7.3
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Siddharth (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: missing child, missing son, social decay, society, family relations, dehumanization, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, against humanity, on the road, factory worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, punjab, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Dreamer: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Armed with a shoestring budget and a dream, independent filmmaker George A. Johnson set out to write, shoot, direct, produce and edit a full-length feature film using simple home video equipment and his imagination. The result is an inspirational ...
Plot: daydreamer, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.0
 14
Nautilus (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This life period of the main character Felix (L. Lutvinsky) coincides with rather complicated period of country history Chernenko dies, Gorbachev succeeds him, then Ligachev criticizes Eltsin, county is reined by deficit, backstairs influence, ...
Plot: militia, janitor, engineer, friend, death of brother, family relations, brother sister relationship, father, afghanistan veteran, tv set
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Part 2, Sounder (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poor black sharecroppers band together to build a school for their children.
Plot: african american, depression, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
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Baba Joon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father built with his own two hands after they emigrated from Iran to Israel. When his son Moti turns thirteen, Yitzhak teaches him the trade, hoping that he will continue the proud family tradition. But Moti ...
Plot: coming of age, father son relationship, immigrant family, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
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Dockers (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves
Plot: family relations, suffering, violence, strike, dispute, job
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
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Private Life (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mikhail Ulyanov is the Bergmanesque protagonist of the Russian Private Life. A government-appointed factory executive, Ulyanov is reduced to quivering confusion when he is dismissed. Recovering from this blow, he decides to review and realign his ...
Plot: family relations, circus, loneliness, ex husband ex wife relationship, grandson, pension, husband wife relationship, senior citizen, daughter, son, secretary, gun ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 46
Plastic Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.
Plot: family relations, plastic surgeon, love affair, extramarital affair, marriage, infidelity, tragedy, affair, other woman, male female relationship, marital infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 116
Loyalties (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lily and her three youngest children join her husband David Sutton, a doctor in an isolated northern Alberta town. Their eleven-year-old son arrives later from boarding school. David conceals a dark secret which caused the family to leave England ...
Plot: family relations, secret, doctor, female director
Place: england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: world war two, family relations, great depression, conscription, catholic, religion, canadian, french canadian
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, judge, sister sister relationship, mother son estrangement, custody, aunt nephew relationship, surprise, affection, baby ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 5K
Parched (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in this inspirational drama.
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere, disturbing
Plot: tradition, countryside, female protagonist, cave, fight, teenage girl, fire, motorcycle, prostitution, sheep, women, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
Plot: aids, family relations, terminal illness, brother sister relationship, lighthouse, learning to drive, best friend, grandmother grandson relationship, beach, mother daughter relationship, homosexuality, grandmother ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
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Rukh (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: India
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Away from home in a boarding school, 18-year-old Dhruv is ignorant about the ongoing crisis in his family. His life takes an unexpected turn as he gets the news of his father’s death in a car accident. As he copes with the tragedy, hidden truths ...
Plot: family relations, parent child relationship, accident, father son relationship, mother son relationship, bicycle accident
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 303
Palunku (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Monichan shifts to the city from his village to provide better education to his children. But will things go as planned?
Plot: children, city, family relations, school, literacy, village, money lender, child abuse, lottery
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.4
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Coming Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jochen's life is going well. He has just moved into a new house with his wife and child when suddenly his widowed father accidentally runs into a car and begins to lose his mind. The family take the old man in but tensions arise when the family ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family relations, fire, father son relationship, senior citizen, new house
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.4
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Thanmathra (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A man leading a happy life with his loving wife and two children suddenly starts getting forgetful and lost. Then, he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease leaving his family devastated.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: family, father son relationship, alzheimer's disease, student, family problems, kids and family, lifestyle change, family relations, changing lives, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, malayalam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Karz Chukana Hai (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Alcoholic, arrogant, and a slacker, Atmaram, though coming from a poor family, has visions of grandeur, and believes that everyone else is subordinate to his wishes and instructions. This lands him in hot water with his employer, Seth Usman, and as ...
Plot: loss of job, remorse, death of son, dark hero, hypocrite, tragic event, hospital, hypocrisy, redemption, illness, alcohol abuse, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: coma, suspicion, family relations, teenager, beating, female director
Place: denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Majhli Didi (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Bipinchandra breaks family tradition by marrying a city girl, Hemangini, much to the chagrin of his sister-in-law, Kadambini, and her husband, Navinchandra. Things are delicate even after both women give birth to two children each. Then Hemangini ...
Plot: family relations, affection, court, brother brother relationship, lawyer, dysfunctional family, child abuse, death of mother, courtroom, greed, orphan, old man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Evidam Swargamanu (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 'Ividam Swargamanu' concerns the story of a hard-working farmer known as Mathews and his fight against a land mafia which tries to take over his farmland
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: farmer, farm, lawyer, landowner, land grab, showdown, family relations, fighting crime, fight, life is a bitch, mafia, court ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Etruscan Smile (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Relative newcomers Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis are directing from a script by Michael McGowan, Sarah Bellwood and Michal Lali Kagan. The story follows tough old Scotsman Rory MacNeil as he travels from his home in the remote island of Vallasay, ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: father son reunion, treatment, family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, father son relationship, family problems, parents and children, changing lives, family, dysfunctional family, lifestyle change, family life ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Spring and Port Wine (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stern father and lenient mother try to deal with the ups and downs of their four children's lives in working class Bolton.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, teenage pregnancy, youth, hopes, family life, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, working class, suburban life, social relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kanchenjungha (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Played out in real time, several complex family dramas intersect in the landscape of the Himalayan foothills, allowing the Bengali auteur to examine the class and generational differences of postcolonial India while celebrating the hopes of a ...
Plot: family vacation, student, fog, suitor, high society, family relations, youtube, dysfunctional family, patriarch, vacation, mountain, dysfunctional marriage ...
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, couples, village, injustice, family relations, society, youth, teenage life, rape, dancing, caste system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 546
The Good Road (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, working class, father son relationship, boy, husband wife relationship, truck, mother son relationship, society, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 2K
Yearning (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.
Plot: family relations, widow, unrequited love, egg, love, store, train station, fight, suicide, supermarket, motorcycle, brother in law sister in law relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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