Movies like Remittance

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Remittance (2015)
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Remittance (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Singapore, USA, Philippines
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Marie takes a job as a maid in Singapore to support her family in the Philippines, she trades one set of hardships for another. Betrayed by her husband, she begins to build a new life for herself. As she gets caught up in the new life she is building for herself in Singapore, she needs to choose between her personal aspirations and her family responsibilities.
Style: neorealism
Plot: domestic servant, migrant, immigrants, migrant worker, filipino, neo realism
Place: singapore, the philippines

Most similar movies to Remittance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about immigrants, family relations, youth, female director, coming of age, filipino and hopes mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Remittance: Closer to Home (1995), Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988), Thelma (2011), Hole in the Wall (2015), Ilo Ilo (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Closer to Home (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. ...
Plot: mail order bride, asian, family, filipino
Place: the philippines
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Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The inspiring true-life drama of 17-year-old Niki Janus. After fleeing persecution in Greece, Niki and her family immigrate to West Virginia and begin living the American Dream. Among their friends is Big John Creed, a wise and helpful handyman. But ...
Plot: teenage girl, greek, racism, world war one, immigration, migration, death of protagonist, friendship, immigrants, immigrant family, prejudice, african american ...
Time: year 1916
Place: west virginia
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Thelma (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Philippines
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a tomboyish Ilocano lass from Ilocos Norte, Thelma (Maja Salvador) whose family is beset with challenges when she discovers her uncanny gift of speed. Her talent then opens doors for her – to elevate her family’s ...
Plot: girl, handicapped, student, flashback, accident, farmer, car accident, track and field, race, coach, marathon, competition ...
Place: the philippines
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Hole in the Wall (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling Mexican-American taco chef decides to turn his family's American dream into a reality by luring New York's chicest food critic to Spanish Harlem before a scheming culinary counterfeiter unlocks the secret to his secret sauce.
Plot: immigration, american dream, immigrants, family relations, mexican american, taco
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Ilo Ilo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the mid 1990s in Singapore, ILOILO chronicles the relationship between a family and their maid from Ilo Ilo, a province in the Philippines.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, migrant worker, family life, society, parents and children, maid, financial crisis, youth, boy, art, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: singapore, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Hassan (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Afghanistan, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The owner of a failing charity moves abroad to forget his troubles but still feels the call of his homeland.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: loneliness, love, husband wife relationship, grief, alienation, community, suffering, patriotism, poverty, racism, family relations, immigrants ...
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The Year I Did Nothing (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Set in 1985, Manila, 3 siblings spend an extended summer waiting to immigrate to the United States, while their country gets ready to evict their homeland's notorious dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, political
Audience: kids
Plot: martial law, election, protest, politics, revolution, immigration, summer, activism, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, children ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: youth, coming of age, family relations, lifestyle, hopes, self discovery, farm, poverty, farmer, nature, survival, flood ...
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The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, small town, coming of age, family relations, church, society, clergy, hopes, human nature, family life, religions or cults, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nympha (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A re-imagination of the Celso Ad Castillo classic, "Nympha" tells the story of an orphan woman named Nympha living in a backward province with a narrow minded aunt who is a religious fanatic.
Plot: murder, sex, cemetery, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: the philippines
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Mamas & Papas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Interconnected stories revolving around children; a fertility doctor loses her only child; a couple tries desperately to conceive; an unmarried woman gets pregnant and wants to abort, but her boyfriend wants to keep the baby; a poor woman who can ...
Plot: infertility, parent child relationship, abortion, parenthood, immigrants, mother daughter relationship, secret, female protagonist, doctor, strong female character, actress, pregnancy ...
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Gypo (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gypo is the story of a working class family in Margate, Kent, a town where immigrants have become the focus of most of the public's discontent. The film tells the story of the a couple of weeks in this family's life, beginning when a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: couple relations, friendship, working class, teenage life, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, couples, youth, human nature, society, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
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The Seventies (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.
Style: political
Plot: martial law, mother, torture
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wailing in the Forest (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An indigenous family, one of the last forest people of old, copes with the unusual changes in their environment including the imposing lifestyle and customs of the more sociable tribes on the plains.
Style: mysterious, fairy tale
Plot: ritual, indigenous people, tropics, isolation
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Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family, family relations, family problems, poverty, life is a bitch, single parent, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: semi serious, captivating, disturbing, psychological, sad
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Mano Po (2002)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama, Family
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Donsol (2006)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Last Day (2012)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Moment Once More (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two lovers, who are oceans apart, discover that distance can either make the heart grow fonder or render it numb with grief.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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22%
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Deadweight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ahti Ikonen is a reliable captain at the height of his career. He is in command of the 35,000-ton container vessel Brugge, which enters the port of Savannah/United States behind schedule. The loading of the ship commences in haste as the crew, led ...
Plot: sea captain, investigation, workout, port, bar fight, union, guilt, death, finnish, remorse, accident, bar brawl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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UPCAT (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A of two high school senior students who believes passing the UPCAT will help make their dreams of becoming successful come true.
Plot: mayor, high school, fraternity, crush, mockery, student, secret, duo, cliff
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Resident Aliens (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Guam, Philippines
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Place: the philippines
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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere
Plot: youth, korean war, migration, immigrants, coming of age, family relations, bittersweet, life is a bitch, misfit, society, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lost Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy's life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mistress (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
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Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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