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, hospital, sister sister relationship, singing, composer, singer, choir, gynecologist, father daughter relationship, polish, smoking, diary, forgiveness, classical music, magazine, scandal, train conductor, concert, sibling rivalry, tumor, falsely accused ...
Time: year 1977
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland

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Most similar movies to Past Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about jewish, hospital, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations, coming of age and singer mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Past Life: The Matchmaker (2010), The Promised Land (1975), My Sister, My Keeper (2016), Ida (2013), Virgins (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 735
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: sentimental, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: matchmaking, looking for love, love and romance, best friends, teenage life, apprentice, teenage boy, male female relationship, adaptation, teaching the ways of the world, singleness, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, serious, suspense, biting
Plot: friendship, factory, infidelity, politics, brutality, jewish, arsonist, fire, adultery, revenge, capitalism, capitalist ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, vienna, berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: telegram, sibling rivalry, horse and carriage, jewish, civil war
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 52K
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: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, family secret, uncover truth, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.1
 183
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: sincere, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, beach, sea, mermaid, rumor, life is a bitch, teenage life, poker, shell, cigarette smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, hotel, death, polish, pursuit, holocaust, forest, australian, jewish, lieutenant, world war one, dying ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 197
Spider's Web (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The shameless man's story is contrasted with that of his polar ...
Plot: female nudity, peasant, rise to power, infidelity, shooting, friend, brutality, polish, jewish, extramarital affair, businessman, adultery ...
Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: family relations, male female relationship, sibling rivalry, homecoming, manipulation, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, rancher, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Melodies of a White Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Russian composer and Japanese pianist enter a relationship strained by their geographic and cultural boundaries.
Plot: train conductor, concert, love, death of husband, pianist, composer
Place: japan, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
This Summer Feeling (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sasha, a French woman of thirty, dies suddenly in Berlin. Her Fiancé, Lawrence, and her sister Zoé, must come to terms as the consequences of this shock set in.
Plot: friendship, psychology, drawing, hospital, cat, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), beach, death, male nudity, cigarette smoking, female nudity ...
Place: berlin germany, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 335
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, student, concert, classical music, snow, composer
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she ...
Style: road movie
Plot: berlin wall, past, inheritance, nazi, separation, stasi
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, gdr, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 366
The Conductor (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The famous conductor (Vladas Bagdonas) goes with his orchestra to Jerusalem to perform the oratorio "St. Matthew Passion." The day before he receives a telegram, stating the suicide of his son, who lived in Israel. Conductor at the time ...
Plot: painting, hospital, ambulance, terrorist, widower, surgery, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, painter, marketplace, vocalist, pilgrimage ...
Place: jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 177
Off-White Lies (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In this bittersweet family comedy, shy teenager Libby moves back to Israel to live with her hapless father Shaul, unexpectedly finding herself without a home as war breaks out around them. Shaul devises a creative solution: posing as refugees, they ...
Style: serious, suspense, disturbing, depressing
Plot: father daughter relationship, refugee, lie, teenage girl, jewish, estranged father, refugees, danger, asthma, female director, marital separation, air raid siren ...
Time: year 2006
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.9
 8K
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, psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, student, chance, airplane, polish, militant, couples, self discovery, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family problems, lifestyle, dealing with death, hopes, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 629
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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, starting over, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, youth, romance, hopes, society, love and romance, politics, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
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, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, germany, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.7
 2K
18 Presents (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Elisa is only forty when an incurable disease takes her from her husband and their daughter. Before her heart stops, Elisa finds a way to stay close to her: a gift for every birthday up to her adult age, 18 gifts to try to accompany her child's ...
Style: compassionate, rough, sad, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, dealing with death, cancer, tragedy, father daughter relationship, parents and children, moral dilemma, support group, death, accident, gift ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 1K
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: siamese twins, 18 year old, suicide attempt, breast feeding, first communion, female masturbation, boat, toilet, cell phone, doctor, female singer, masturbation ...
Place: southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 88
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, family, midlife crisis, surgeon, car, money, drunk, fight, friend, drinking, singing, wife ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: holocaust, teen angst, holocaust survivor, overprotective parent, dysfunctional family, family relations, remarry, injury, jewish, parent child relationship, survivor, hidden money ...
Time: year 1967, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.0
 51
Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, youth, danger, against humanity, holocaust survivor, in the woods, hiding, jewish, coming of age, archive footage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, mass murder, war correspondent, jewish
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 116
Love Lives On (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl must choose between continuing her pregnancy and undergoing treatment for her fast-growing cancer.
Plot: first love, falling in love, coming of age, mother child relationship, drug addiction, drug abuse, teenage girl, drug use, teenage pregnancy, baby, drug addict, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: forgiveness, dying father, freedom, tribe, father daughter relationship, photographer, culture, ritual, mother daughter relationship, escape, bridge, race ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: secret, hospital, sibling relationship, mother daughter relationship, african american, funeral, deep south, forest, sister sister relationship, cat, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 433
Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: anti semitism, friendship, world war two, against humanity, coming of age, homecoming, holocaust, society, golden years, religions or cults, youth, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 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: police, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, violence, beach, cancer, injury, family relations, marriage, rape, husband wife relationship, school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%