Movies like Hands of a Mother

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Hands of a Mother (2016)
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Hands of a Mother (2016)
Original name: Die Hände meiner Mutter
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family reunion aboard a ship becomes a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) gets a little cut after going to the bathroom with his grandmother Renate, Markus recalls for the first time what his mother did to him when he was a little boy. Markus and his wife Monika find themselves confronted with an ugly truth of the kind you wouldn’t think a mother capable of.
Plot: parent child relationship, rape, incest, pedophilia, sexual abuse, mental illness, child abuse, psychotherapy, dysfunctional family, family secret, birthday party, child molestation, shame, male rape, childhood trauma, therapy, rape victim, molestation, abuse of power, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship, abusive mother, repressed memory ...

Most similar movies to Hands of a Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and melancholic films with plots about dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, child abuse, father son relationship, sexual abuse, life is a bitch and rape mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hands of a Mother: For My Brother (2014), Without You I'm Nothing (2008), The Celebration (1998), A Good Boy (2008), Gemini (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old girl accuses her father of incest.
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, dysfunctional family, police arrest, brother sister relationship, trial, anal rape, accusation, gynecological exam, child abuse, lawyer, female nudity ...
Place: canada
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95%
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For My Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The two brothers Aske (17 years old) and Bastian (12 years old) live with their father, Lasse. Their mother died seven years earlier. Every day they live in a world where fear, violence and alcohol are huge factors, but where the brothers' ...
Style: rough, disturbing, touching, suspense
Plot: child prostitution, incest, sexual perversion, child abuse, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, homosexual rape, life is a bitch, survival, pedophilia, death of mother, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Without You I'm Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A weekend in the Bavarian Alps. 25-year-old Hannes meets his father after 8 years of separation in a little mountain hut. By the influence of their very different girlfriends Ann and Lavinia, the stage-director-father and his actor-son cautiously ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, coming of age, guilt, compassion, father son relationship, anger, courage, absent father, estranged father, cabin, card trick ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: dark humor, talky, stylized, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, child abuse, hotel, depression, party, family secret, pedophilia, child rape, pedophile ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Good Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After his mother's death, 17-year-old Sven moves in with his dad Achim, a taxi driver, who had divorced his mother several years earlier. It is not easy for Achim to get used to an adolescent around the house, especially since Sven hardly ...
Plot: pedophilia, parent child relationship, taxi driver, sex scene, shower, female nudity, father son relationship, camera, male nudity, masturbation, smoking in bed, embarrassment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 1K
Gemini (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An incestuous love affair. Meme and Jeremias are the younger children in a typical bourgeois family. Their mother Lucia is the dominant force in the household, but her fixation on upholding the niceties of upper middle class life has prevented her ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, secret, wedding, bathtub, male full rear nudity, woman crying, domineering mother, shame, sexual dysfunction, coming of age, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, indian reservation, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, native american, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, siblings relations, investigation, alcohol abuse, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: epic, serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: workplace, family business, family relations, urban, impossible love, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, homosexual, pedophilia, sexual abuse, child molestation, male rape, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, teenage life, man boy relationship, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1991, year 1987 ...
Place: usa, kansas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Lost times (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1997. Young car mechanic Iván lives in a godforsaken village in eastern Hungary. He looks after his mentally disabled sister Eszter and earns extra money smuggling diesel oil from Ukraine. The siblings' coexistence is disrupted by a tragic ...
Plot: rape and revenge, teenage rape, brother sister relationship, smuggling, small town life, mental illness, rape victim, rape, changing lives, lifestyle change, mental patient
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: pedophilia, child molestation, man boy relationship, catholic priest, sexual perversion, sexual abuse, catholicism, clergy, child abuse, orphanage, homosexual rape, buried truth ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Not in My Family (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new mother is haunted by postpartum depression. Based on a true story.
Plot: sexual abuse, repressed memory, childhood memory, child abuse, female protagonist, depression, memory, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Shattered Glass (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Un hombre enfermo de leucemia busca desesperadamente un donador de médula.
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling rivalry, leukemia, family secret, mental illness
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, rough, touching, captivating
Plot: death of mother, existentialism, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, death of wife, father son reunion, car accident, single father, troubled teen, mental illness, brother brother relationship, depression ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: emotional, rough, serious, harsh, bleak ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, dysfunctional family, illiteracy, child abuse, abusive mother, social misfits, sexual abuse, poverty, parents and children, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Breaking the Silence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Defending a teen charged with patricide drudges up dark memories for a lawyer.
Plot: patricide, son murders father, abuse, sexual abuse, teenage boy, courtroom, incest, haunted by the past, male female relationship, childhood memory, flashback, lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Beyond (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcoholic father, dying woman, child abuse, family problems, domestic violence, introspection, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sibling relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Roula (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Troubled Roula finds herself drawn to Leon, an author of children's books who has suffered an enormous emotional and creative blockage ever since his wife died in a motorcycle accident two years before. Leon has only his 12-year-old daughter ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, child abuse, girl man relationship, nude bathing, father daughter relationship, bathing, holiday, male nudity, suicide, beach, girl ...
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The phone call from Sybille was usual. Her family didn't even know that this call just started their last fine day...
Plot: funeral, loss of mother, suicide, father son relationship, flashback, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, loss of wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Last Cowboy Standing (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1982 the guilt-ridden 18-year-old Rupert tries to remember and understand the events of the past amidst the chaos of the present
Plot: cowboys and indians, cake, loss of mother, family secret, cremation, birthday, birthday cake, train tracks, funeral, brother brother relationship, cat, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, feminism, slavery, rape, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, child molestation, self discovery, letter ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, corporal punishment, pedophile, life is a bitch, family relations, innocence lost, family in crisis, coming of age, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, teenager, teenage pregnancy, parent child relationship, ethnic slur, age difference, family crisis, newlyweds, wallet, unplanned pregnancy, lighting a cigarette ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Surrogate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Eli is a 32 year old man who has problems with relationships with women. Hagar is a surrogate, an alternative partner for practical, sexual therapy. They meet once a week and practice a relationship and intimacy in laboratory conditions. The ...
Plot: sex therapist, therapy, bathtub, sexual abuse, abuse, therapist, sex, sex therapy, male female relationship, childhood trauma, child abuse
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, parents and children, obsession, isolation, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, homecoming, village, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 179
The Garden (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1976, a shared family yard becomes the setting, as the adults bicker over selling the garden and the kids are free to explore the mysterious neighboring lot. Then they hear about a girl that has disappeared...
Plot: birthday party, cannibalism, nude sunbathing, 6 year old, summer house, singing in a car, newspaper clipping, family life, 8 year old, treehouse, brother sister relationship, child in peril ...
Time: year 1976
Place: bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 9K
Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, self discovery, addiction, doctors and patients, society, manic, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
Plot: father son relationship, bar, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, knife fight, brother sister relationship, working class family, working class, racial violence, racist, prejudice, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Plot: poem, video camera, whiskey, irish, cremation, hospital, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fire, funeral, love, dysfunctional family, terminal illness ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%