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Bonsai (2011)
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Bonsai (2011)
Original name: Bonsái
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina, Portugal, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, couples, writer's life, unfulfillment, bittersweet, student, love, writers, language learning, neighbor, poem, artists and showbiz, unemployment, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, suicide, male nudity, bicycle, novel, toilet, pubic hair, writing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america

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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 couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, family relations, introspection, love and romance and female nudity mostly in Drama, Family and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bonsai: Labour of Love (2014), Bad Girl (2012), Freddy Hotel (2014), You Can't Write a Letter (2013), This Is My Body (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, working class, romance, society, couples, couple relations, introspection, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, unfulfillment, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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95%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bullfighting, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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74%
Freddy Hotel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freddy Angi, separate and homeless, stumbles into strange love affairs, including one with his wife Anna. The two meet now and then as lovers in a hotel room.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: couple relations, losing-it hero, cause and meaning, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, writer's life, dull life, disintegration, hotel, drugs/alcohol
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, paris metro, metro ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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August Winds (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, realism, social relations, village life, village, large penis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, care, nudity (full frontal - brief), dealing with death, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, immigrants, couples, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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59%
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An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, alcohol abuse, supportive spouse, addiction, pregnancy, power relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, couples, plague, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, heroes, couple relations, family, family relations, getting home, doctor, homecoming
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, life is a bitch, writer's life, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, family in crisis, single parent, couples, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: veterinarian, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, adoption, single parent, homecoming, couples, terminal illness, social relations, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Chorus (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A separated couple meet again after 10 years when the body of their missing son is found. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they hesitantly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death, and even the possibility of reconciliation.
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, dealing with death, choir, husband wife relationship, female nudity, interview, sex scene, loss of son, letter, police, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Camila Jam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Camila is in her mid-twenties and her life has been thrown into chaos ever since her boyfriend threw her out of their apartment during a bitter argument. Camila's ambition is to become a writer, and she posts regularly on her blog, entitled ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), looking for love, ambition, writer's life, lifestyle, love and romance, profanity, introspection, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, computers and web, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family life, midlife crisis, introspection, family relations, writer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Black Dog, Red Dog (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Follows the life of Stephen Dobyns as he deals with life, women, and his move from journalism to poetry.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: couples, journalism, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, contests and competitions, writer's life, gender, hopes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, tragic love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, witty, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, disorder, introspection, nothing goes right, dull life, breakup, couples, strong female presence, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, homecoming
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, human nature, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, private vs public, unsuccessful, couples, down on your luck, university, film within a film, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, infidelity, self discovery, forbidden love, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, estrangement, tour guide, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
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46%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, unfulfillment, dishonesty, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, woman, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, unfulfillment, human nature, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mourning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative's house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along their son. Something terrible happens on their way...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: couples, family relations, death in the family, on the road, couple relations, misfit, mute or deaf, family problems, protecting from truth, nephew, brawl, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, strong female presence, discrimination, society, unfulfillment, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 165
Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: looking for love, redemption, infidelity, couple relations, couples, haunted by the past, love and romance, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Live! (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anna is a vital woman who is married and has two daughters. She picks up her old passion of writing again after frequent requests by a colleague and a friend, but she had not foreseen the consequences of family and friends reading her stories...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, family life, disability, couples, terminal illness, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, midwife, love, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mighty Angel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A shocking story about addiction and attempts to overcome it. The script is based on Jerzy Plich’s excellent novel “The Mighty Angel” (alternative title: "The Strong Angel Inn"). Jerzy (Robert Więckiewicz) is a writer and a heavy ...
Style: serious, cynical, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, writer's life, clinic, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, depression, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%