Movies like Hands of a Mother

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Hands of a Mother
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, flashbacks, abuse of power, shame, male rape, molestation, family secret, repressed memory, pedophilia, child molestation, rape victim, therapy, psychotherapy, incest, dysfunctional family, abusive mother, rape, child abuse, childhood trauma, mental illness, birthday party, brother sister relationship, sexual abuse, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
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Patrick Melrose
Drama
UK, USA
60 min.
 8.3
Boy A
Drama
UK
102 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and melancholic films with plots about parent child relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, family relations, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Hands of a Mother: The Celebration (1998), Beyond (2010), Wedding in White (1972), Louder Than Bombs (2015), Eve's Bayou (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Celebration
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 ...
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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    User:   58%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
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    User:   64%
 
Louder Than Bombs
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 ...
Plot: death of mother, existentialism, parent child relationship, father son reunion, sibling relationship, car accident, death of wife, female nudity, brother brother relationship, flashback, suicide, father son relationship ...
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Eve's Bayou
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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Boy A
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, childhood, friendship, coming of age, mentor, haunted by the past, redemption, bullying, identity, prison, guilt, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
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System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
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Sherrybaby
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, father daughter relationship, heroin, drug addiction, prison, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, drinking, drugs, hopes, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
 7.1
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In Celebration
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.
Style: semi serious, talky, realistic
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, village, crumbling marriage, human nature, looking for love, parents and children, return, wedding anniversary, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Death of a Salesman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: human nature, parents and children, down on your luck, aging, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, mental illness, american dream, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 163
Twisted Roots
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this stylish Finnish drama, the secrets and desires of a family can no longer be suppressed. Mikko turns out to have a hereditary illness. Since then he has been worried. How long can he continue to run the family business that he and inherited ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, secret, little girl, father son relationship, swimming, female nudity, adoption, girl, death, father daughter relationship, snow, christmas ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
Dark Blue Almost Black
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jorge is a young man whose plans for the future are put on hold when his father has a stroke. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part time to get a business degree.When Natalia, his childhood ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, violence, couple relations, mentor, runaway, childhood, relationships, coming of age, loneliness, friendship, dysfunctional family, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, israel, spain
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The Slingshot
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, jewish, anti semitism, school, swedish, male nudity, prejudice, teacher, russian, death, family life ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo, new jersey, stockholm sweden
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    User:   39%
 
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Fat Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: sexual, bleak, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, rape, virginity, dysfunctional family, vengeance, sexual abuse, male nudity, adolescence, sexuality, sex, manipulation, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, rome italy, paris france
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Custody
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, child, parent child relationship, husband wife conflict, father son estrangement, pregnancy test, father daughter estrangement, divorced parents, grandparents, judge, cell phone ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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 7.0
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Towelhead
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: gloomy, serious, sexual, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, racism, sexuality, child abuse, gulf war, virginity, small town, sex, strong sexual content, adolescence, coming-of-age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991
Place: texas, usa, california, houston texas
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Dancing in the Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anna Forbes suffers an attack and sexual abuse by her father-in-law. But when she overcomes her fear and tells her husband Mark what happened he does not believe her, choosing instead to believe his father who denies everything. As Anna becomes ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hospital, mental institution, legal action, legal investigation, rehabilitation, courtroom drama, false accusation, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family in danger, mental illness ...
Time: 90s
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System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
 7.1
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A Good Boy
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, taxi driver, parent child relationship, camera, father son relationship, female nudity, shower, masturbation, smoking in bed, embarrassment, sex scene
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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Irina Palm
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maggie, a quiet retiring grandmother, finds herself helpless as her grandson’s health deteriorates. When one last chance appears, but money is desperately short, Maggie acts to raise the cash in a fashion that surprises everyone but her...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, working class, society, starting over, hospital, ambulance, boss and employee, couple relations, love and romance, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 7.7
 24K
On Golden Pond
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: aging, father daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, love, golden years, relationships, human nature, mentor, friendship, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine
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System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
The Autumn Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, estrangement, rise to the top, human nature, parents and children, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, harvard university
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System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
Patrick Melrose
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, suspense, surreal, captivating
Plot: drugs/alcohol, father son relationship, family relations, misfit, ambition, dialogue, flashback, destiny, family problems, violence, loneliness, friends ...
Time: 2000s, 1960s, 1990s
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
Teenage Dirtbag
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, social differences, high school life, teenage life, youth, delusion, death, neighbor, notebook, gossip, poetry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
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The Prince of Tides
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychiatrist, romance, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, book, adultery, rape, suicide attempt, island, psychiatry, fall in love, memory ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: About a notorious Connecticut convicted rapist.
Plot: rapist, serial rapist, parent child relationship, rape, father son relationship
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
Feed Me with Your Words
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to perfect his research, Robert travels to Italy, where he meets an unusual homeless man. Overwhelmed and confused by the unexpected encounter with that mysterious man, Robert begins to follow him and disappears without a trace...
Plot: disappearance, parent child relationship, estranged family member, skinny dipping, research, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, missing person, male nudity, pubic hair, homeless man
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Like Father, Like Son
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, children, father son relationship, lawyer, parents and children, relationships, family bonds, hospital, life turned upside down, mentor, family drama, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
Sweet Nothing in My Ear
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.
Plot: deaf, medical examination, parent child relationship, boy, father son relationship, embarrassment, therapy, trial, fight, scolding
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 

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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, divorce, father son relationship, redemption, hospital, parents and children, depression, death, single father, midlife crisis ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: adoption, working class, dysfunctional family, loneliness, realism, secrets, parents and children, parenthood, family drama, race issues, secret, social differences ...
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