Movies like Heat Wave 2011

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Heat Wave (2011)
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Heat Wave (2011)
Original name: Après le sud
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s girlfriend; and Amélie’s mother Anne. Little do they know how their lives, scarred by fear, humiliation and weariness, will become intertwined and propel them to a terrible outcome...
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: introspection, youth, family relations, parents and children, human nature, adolescence vs adulthood, crimes, elderly, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, unplanned pregnancy, golden years, soccer, pregnancy, loneliness, girlfriend, hospital, theft, male nudity, lie, fire, father son relationship, obesity, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, family problems, introspection and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Heat Wave: Pandora's Box (2008), Mothers (2010), The Devils (2002), Sisters (2009), Son of Babylon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: rapist, murder, elderly, parents and children, introspection, gender, deadly, society, family relations, crimes, estrangement, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
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The Devils (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Les Diables (The Devils) chronicles the struggle of an autistic girl and her brother trying to survive without their parents.
Style: disturbing, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: brother sister incest, mentally challenged, autism, coming of age, life is a bitch, children's home, orphan, society, kids in trouble, family relations, teenage boy, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, introspection, youth, family problems, self discovery, godparent, coming of age, obsessive quest, single parent ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Palestine
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations, political unrest, escapades, desert, state affairs, obsessive quest, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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70%
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Suzanne (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, fall in love, parents and children, family problems, single parent, coming of age, youth, siblings relations, working class, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Window (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is a significant day for 80 year old Antonio. After an absence of many years, his estranged son is coming to visit. All must be perfect. There will be a toast with a very special champagne an embrace; warm words that may finally bridge the gap ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, parents and children, family relations, nursing, human nature, elderly, hopes, aging, longing, golden years, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, elderly, misfit, youth, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, estrangement, family problems, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, golden years, elderly, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family reunited, introspection, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, redemption, aging, unfulfillment, family feud, reach out, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When he first enters the Montpellier Opera House, Victor knows nothing about music. Nor does he know his father, Samuel Rovinski, who is there to conduct Mahler’s 6th symphony. To change the course of his suddenly uncertain future, for Nadia his ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, wig, father son reunion, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, deportation, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, aging, hopes, family problems, gender, elderly, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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In Your Wake (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An estranged father returns with plans to open a bar with the son who still harbors resentment towards him.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, human nature, vengeance, heist, father son relationship, family relations, heist gone wrong, money problems, bar, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, human nature, friendship, family problems, youth, family in crisis, coming of age, swimming, power relations, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
40%
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: life is a bitch, factory worker, politics, introspection, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, human nature, couples, working class, family life, injustice, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations, redemption, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, society, performer's life, human nature, family relations, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This finely acted, delicate and provocative new film by one of France’s most impressive filmmakers—working here with his son, Nathan—depicts the troubled life of an adopted boy who, as a taciturn adult, visits his birth mother and strikes up a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: foster child, disorder, parents and children, adoption, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, youth, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, mischievous children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, single parent, crimes, youth, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, coming of age, saxophone, single mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, parents and children, introspection, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, society, interracial relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, political unrest, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, society, crimes, disorder, coming of age, siblings relations, female director
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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35%