Movies like Past Life

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Past Life (2016)
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Past Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher (The Wonders), two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during World War II.
Plot: nazi, holocaust, jewish, hotel, cancer, sister sister relationship, singing, composer, singer, choir, gynecologist, polish, diary, classical music, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, concert, hospital, smoking, scandal, magazine, tumor, hebrew, telegram, forgiveness
Time: year 1977
Place: germany, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about hospital, singing, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, friendship, sister sister relationship and drinking mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Past Life: The Matchmaker (2010), My Sister, My Keeper (2016), 33 Scenes from Life (2008), 75 Degrees in July (2000), Ida (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Matchmaker (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the summer of 1968 a teenage boy goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust - both their lives are forever altered.
Style: stylized, sentimental, humorous, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: matchmaking, teenage boy, looking for love, love and romance, teenage life, best friends, apprentice, male female relationship, adaptation, power relations, youth, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Sister, My Keeper (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: 2 Sisters are forced to get along when their parents get mixed up in the Civil War, and leave them in charge.
Plot: horse and carriage, civil war, sibling rivalry, jewish, telegram
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: death, hopes, artists and showbiz, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, introspection, lifestyle, self discovery, estrangement, optimism, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Plot: ranch, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, singer, rancher, dysfunctional family, heat, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, male female relationship, confrontation ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: serious, melancholic, bleak, art house, depressing ...
Plot: nun, family secret, orphan, anti semitism, uncover truth, jewish, human nature, haunted by the past, murder of family, faith, murder, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 138
Virgins (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage Lana is languishing in her run-down hometown on Israel’s sun-soaked north coast—until an older, attractive writer arrives with tales of a mermaid sighting off the shore of the declining resort town.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, suspense
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, rumor, beach, sea, mermaid, teenage life, life is a bitch, urinating on someone, binoculars, urination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
On the Beach at Night Alone (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.
Plot: loneliness, seaside town, adultery, travel, beach, beer drinking, dinner, playing piano, actress, eating, drinking, married man ...
Place: germany, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Campfire (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of one woman's personal battle for acceptance, but also a portrait of a political movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage love, self discovery, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, fall in love, romance, tragic love, starting over, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Lecture 21 (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A student takes a bizarre trip through the Italian Alps after being inspired by a professor's lecture on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his Ninth Symphony.
Plot: symphony, lecture, classical music, student, snow, composer, concert
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 965
Indivisible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daisy and Viola are siamese twin sisters on the verge of turning 18 living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and thanks to their performances at weddings, communions and baptisms, they get the livelihood for the whole ...
Plot: masturbation, beach, cell phone, sister sister relationship, night, separation, jumping into water, female singer, toilet, underwater scene, sea, singing ...
Place: southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a doctor named Tomasz who questions his beliefs, faith and morality as his end is near, so he makes all efforts to find dignity in his imminent death.
Plot: doctor, cancer, meaning of life, makeup artist, ex husband ex wife relationship, film set, terminal illness, monk, belief, pain, death, suffering ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7K
Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, chance, student, airplane, destiny, polish, love and romance, infidelity, espionage, couples, militant ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: epic, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: factory, friendship, politics, infidelity, capitalism, factory worker, adultery, capitalist, fire, revenge, arsonist, polish ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 82
Sunday Lunch (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A surgeon torn between his family and mistress sees his upcoming promotion as a salvation from midlife crisis.
Plot: mistress, surgeon, family, midlife crisis, friend, money, drink, hospital, son, father, jealousy, fight ...
Place: yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lesson of a Dead Language (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An officer stationed in a remote Galician outpost at the end of the First World War is dying of consumption. Suffering from feverish dreams and hallucinations, he begins to collect religious art and attends seances.
Plot: tuberculosis, holocaust, nazi, world war one, polish, symbolism, pursuit, flash forward, austrian, concentration camp, dying, small town ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Miracle in the Woods (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the ...
Plot: hospital, secret, sibling relationship, cat, mother daughter relationship, african american, funeral, deep south, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, self discovery, human nature, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, world war two, holocaust survivor, redemption ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 419
Frankie (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: About three generations of a family grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in the historic town of Sintra, Portugal.
Plot: legend, gay, swimming pool, birthday, bracelet, actress, terminal illness, beach, birthday cake, hotel, singing, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 14
Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Plot: school, father daughter relationship, marriage, fistfight, fight, beach, hospital, doctor, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, rape, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hi, Tereska (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, teenage life, down on your luck, working class, dull life, society, misfit, alcohol abuse, polish, youth, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Top Hearts! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman (Karin Viard) in the fourth month of her first pregnancy fights to save the baby while being treated for breast cancer.
Plot: hospital, pregnant woman, breast cancer, cancer, shaved head, pregnancy
Time: 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Miss Impossible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They’re all nuts. Her parents, who want to send her off to boarding school. Her new teacher, who expects her to read impossibly old books. Her fellow band members, who make her sing ridiculous lyrics and dress her up in a frilly white dress for ...
Plot: coming of age, barefoot, christmas present, classmate, teacher student relationship, best friend, white dress, new year, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, birthday, teenager ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 213
Fallen Hearts (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Heaven is now happily married and ready to settle back in her hometown. But after a trip to Farthinggale Manor, Heaven is persuaded to stay. Lured by her grandfather to live amidst the wealthy and privileged Heaven seems to have it all until the ...
Plot: pregnant woman, funeral home, uncle niece relationship, circus, forgiveness, barn, clown, blueprint, grandmother granddaughter relationship, nightmare, lawyer, funeral ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 2K
Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, drifter, youth, polish, misfit, society, homeless, destiny, teenage life, parents and children, family relations ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, estrangement, redemption, hopes, therapy, wheelchair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, italy, berlin germany, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Call to Remember (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they ...
Plot: jewish, overprotective parent, holocaust survivor, dysfunctional family, teen angst, holocaust, parent child relationship, hidden money, jewish family, survivor, mother son relationship
Time: 1960s, year 1967
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Bigger World (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In order to forget the death of Paul, the man of her life, Korine leaves Paris for a few weeks, to direct a report in Mongolia. Her meeting with the shaman Oyun will change her life: Korine has a rare gift that Oyun intends to unveil. Korine will ...
Plot: cigarette, singer, baby, lung cancer, jumping rope, wood chopping, reindeer, pipe smoking, shaman, pregnant, pregnant woman, loss of husband ...
Place: mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Blood Trail (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Laya (Che Ramos) is a young professional photographer who has drifted away from her family. Her father has fallen ill, but she hasn’t once come to visit him at the hospital. Her mother, who left their family when Laya was a child, returns to urge ...
Plot: forgiveness, dying father, escape, freedom, country, flute, respect, heart attack, race, tribe, culture, dignity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Girl from the Wardrobe (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of three characters (brothers Tomek and Jacek and their neighbor Magda), each of them is in their own way lonely and alienated. The title character makes herself secluded. Tomek's alienation results from his neurological ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, offbeat, tragicomedy ...
Plot: art gallery, cancer, drug addiction, neighborhood, depression, alienation, fantasy world, dating, isolation, loneliness, suicide attempt, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Having Babies III (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Julie Farr presides over three impending births and cannot help but get involved in the lives of her troubled patients.
Plot: gynecologist, hospital, birth, expectant father, pregnant, maternity ward, pregnant woman, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnant wife, newborn baby, female doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%