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, loneliness, pregnancy, female nudity, girlfriend, hospital, fire, male nudity, theft, lie, obesity, father son relationship, factory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, introspection, family problems and elderly mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Heat Wave: Pandora's Box (2008), The Devils (2002), Mothers (2010), Son of Babylon (2009), The Staple of News (2013). 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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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95%
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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, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: brother sister incest, mentally challenged, autism, coming of age, teenage girl, children's home, life is a bitch, society, orphan, kids in trouble, family relations, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: marseille, france
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100%
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: elderly, murder, introspection, parents and children, rapist, crimes, gender, society, estrangement, family relations, social relations, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
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: atmospheric, emotional, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, political unrest, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, escapades, desert, coming of age, elderly, pow, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Staple of News (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, serious, touching, bleak
Plot: family life, love affair, fall in love, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, single parent, coming of age, siblings relations, youth, working class, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A high school graduate, Yusuf could not pass the university entrance exam. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are being printed in various obscure literary journals. But neither these poems, nor the rapidly falling price of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, teenage love, teenage life, youth, leaving home, small town, hopes, farm, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, unfulfilled love, rebelliousness, teenage life, romance, kids in trouble, parents and children, unfulfillment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, hopes, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ 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, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, parents and children, elderly, aging, hopes, nursing, family relations, longing, human nature, golden years, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 217
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, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, youth, family problems, siblings relations, introspection, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, single parent, obsessive quest, godparent, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: parents and children, coming of age, family relations, single parent, bittersweet, teenage boy, father son relationship, orchestra conductor, playing piano, father son reunion, youth, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, friendship, parents and children, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, introspection, island, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 39
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: family relations, society, golden years, parents and children, family problems, immigrants, elderly, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 198
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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, family problems, aging, hopes, introspection, haunted by the past, bittersweet, gender, elderly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 102
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological, bleak
Plot: parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, vengeance, human nature, heist, father son relationship, heist gone wrong, family relations, money problems, boxing, subway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, youth, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, social relations, public health, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, family reunited, redemption, estrangement, aging, family relations, family feud, unfulfillment, hopes, elderly, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: politics, dysfunctional family, introspection, life is a bitch, factory worker, factory, injustice, family problems, family life, human nature, couples, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, secret, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 381
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: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, rebellion, hopes, society, against the rules, love and romance, youth, family relations, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, dysfunctional family, age difference, sex scene, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
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Nana (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school, a late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. A journey into the darkness of her childhood. The world from her height.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, fairy tale ...
Plot: solitude, countryside, coming of age, babies and infants, youth, loneliness, child, massacre, pig, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
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The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, aging, drug abuse, introspection, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, introspection, society, couples, suburban life, unfulfillment, friends, suburbs, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Stone Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The feisty aging Hagar Shipley has lived an unconventional life. Her rebellious heart has always ruled and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. Faced with her own mortality, and desperate to find solace, she goes on the run. In ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, elderly, aging, on the run, nursing, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance, youth, couples, retirement home, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%