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Michael's Death (1984)
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Michael's Death (1984)
Original name: La muerte de Mikel
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Opening at the funeral mass for Mikel, we flashback to those that played a part in Mikel's life and death; his estranged wife, his traditional Basque mother, a female impersonator and friend to Mikel in his coming out, and even the local priest.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, biting, suspense, political
Plot: funeral, coming out, friends, family relations, transvestism, clergy, family problems, society, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, estrangement, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, domestic disturbance, politics, singer, pharmacist, protest, male homosexuality, betrayal, bisexual, betrayal by friend, chemist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: basque country, spain, europe

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Most similar movies to Michael's Death

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, society, parents and children and gender mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Michael's Death: Plans for Tomorrow (2010), To an Unknown God (1977), Aunt Tula (1964), Bad Education (2004), The Event (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, pregnancy, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, singleness, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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95%
To an Unknown God (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ageing man comes to terms with his mortality and his sexual orientation. The film was groundbreaking in its frank and mature examination of homosexuality.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: haunted by the past, coming out, obsession, aging, gender, society, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, elderly, introspection, couples, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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87%
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Aunt Tula (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ramiro, a bank clerk and father of two young children, has been left, after his wife's death, in the care of Tula, his sister-in-law. From the novel by Miguel de Unamuno, Miguel Picazo (" Dark dreams of August ") premieres as director ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, biting, realistic ...
Plot: couples, power relations, singleness, death in the family, unfulfillment, master and servant, society, nanny, family relations, family problems, playing piano, first communion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 56K
Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, male nudity, teacher, boarding school, priest, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lgbt, investigation, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, obsession, death in the family, family in crisis, love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, tradition, tragedy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
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52%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, transsexual, human nature, parents and children, transvestism, estrangement, bittersweet, gender, youth, society, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, couples, family problems, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, siblings relations, private detective, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family in crisis, couple relations, social differences, down on your luck, life is a bitch, betrayal, unfulfillment, society, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, life turned upside down, couples, musician's life, multiple sclerosis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, bittersweet, gender, death in the family, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Perfect Son (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, drug abuse, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, family relations, estrangement, gay, death of father ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, love and romance, family problems, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Anything You Want (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by her mother's absence, asks for an ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, family problems, law firm, death in the family, family in crisis, single father, little girl, death of mother, switching roles, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Every Other Weekend (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Camille, a mercurial César-winning actress, has seen better times. Estranged from her husband, she's with her children only every other weekend. It's her weekend, but her agent has booked her to MC a Rotary club dinner in Vichy. She takes ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, emotional, sexual, touching ...
Plot: family relations, obsession, family life, kidnapping, missing person, custody, parents and children, couples, family problems, visitation rights, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, south of france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sincere, emotional ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, couples, unfulfillment, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, boy, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, teenage life, siblings relations, social decay, social misfits, life is a bitch, friends, family relations, gender, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: breakup, family problems, doctors and patients, terminal illness, family in crisis, couple relations, pregnancy, coming out, workplace situations, human spirit, child illness, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, estrangement, couple relations, society, social decay, pregnancy, death in the family, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual content, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Black Bread (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to be made responsible of the deaths, but Andreu tries to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: hate, post war, countryside, spanish civil war, revenge, coming of age, crimes, human nature, society, village, moral dilemma, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, golden years, elderly, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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 2K
Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, parents and children, human nature, aging, unfulfillment, starting over, idealism, estrangement, father son relationship, beer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 2K
Making Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.
Style: sincere, sexual, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, love triangle, infidelity, gay interest, gay, gays and lesbians, love affair, office, sexual relations, fall in love, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Change of Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and husband, lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family problems, breakup, couples, family relations, love affair, dysfunctional family, love and romance, dishonesty, gender, betrayal, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, revenge, funeral, family problems, parents and children, custody, couples, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, marriage, death of child ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, life turned upside down, friends, youth, couples, society, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%