Movies like The Midwife

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The Midwife (2017)
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The Midwife (2017)
Original name: Sage femme
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: illness, doctor, cancer, hospital, friendship, surgery, friend, student, death, drinking alcohol, drinking, chemotherapy, hospital room, life is a bitch, love, hopes, life philosophy, adaptation, grandfather grandson relationship, soccer, poker, pregnancy, money, forest, food ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france

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Most similar movies to The Midwife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, psychological and sincere films with plots about hospital, family relations, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, kiss, drinking alcohol and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Midwife: James White (2015), My Mother (2015), Violette (2013), Sorry We Missed You (2019), Standing Tall (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life ...
Time: year 1983, year 2000, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
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My Mother (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: singer, doctor, filmmaking, birthday, dancing, nurse, father daughter relationship, old woman, film within a film, brother sister relationship, anxiety, pneumonia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, writer's life, friends, gender, society, lesbian, couples, artists and showbiz, feminism, strong female presence, following someone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
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85%
Sorry We Missed You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story exploring the issue of hardship in modern-day Britain through a young couple scraping to get by in a casual jobs market. A hard-up delivery driver and his carer wife are pushed to breaking point as they struggle to keep their family afloat ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, disturbing
Plot: working class, poverty, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, bus, job interview, debt, graffiti, family, couples ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996, year 2008, year 1984
Place: united kingdom
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78%
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching, disturbing, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage sex, teen angst, children's home, juvenile delinquency, imprisonment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, female judge, compassion, anger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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76%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, ex convict, job seeking, physician, loss of son, family relations, family reunited, loss of child, estrangement, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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73%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, overcoming, optimism, family problems, couples, babies and infants, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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73%
Heal the Living (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely hooked up to life-support in a hospital in Le Havre, Simon’s existence is little more than an illusion. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, touching, suspense, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, organ transplant, surfer, organ donation, multiple storylines, doctor, death of son, surgeon, operation, surgery, death, surfing ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: belgium
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73%
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I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, family problems, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, intellectual, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, cancer, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, fighting illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, introspection, grandparent and grandchild, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, old woman, terminal illness, suicide, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Style: intense, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: attack, rape, surveillance, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, apartment, injury ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east
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71%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, redemption, hopes, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Pain and Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, actor, introspection, homosexuality, stage, cinema, desire, artistic creation, sexual awakening, depression ...
Time: 2010s, 1950s, year 1985, year 1981, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Angel at Sea (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: secret, mental illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, father son relationship, sex with friend's wife, innocence lost, family relations, suicide, depression, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, siblings relations, self discovery, couple relations, sibling relationship, introspection, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Truth (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, family, family relations, redemption, female protagonist, couples, autobiography, family problems, love, adaptation, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Amanda (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old David lives in the moment. He juggles a variety of different odd jobs and continues to put off – just for a while longer – the time to make more serious decisions. This solitary daydreamer succumbs to the charm of Lena, a newly ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: death of mother, little girl, orphan, adaptation, family, parents and children, life is a bitch, mentor, custody, family relations, hopes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, society, rich and poor, disability, prodigy, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
35 Shots of Rum (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A widowed metro conductor, approaching retirement, lives with his beautiful grown daughter – the object of a neighbor’s romantic interest. The man’s former girlfriend also lives in their building and plays a role in their closely-knit lives. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: single parent, lifestyle, looking for love, human nature, family relations, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, korean american, small town, friendship, coma, library, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: year 1954, year 1950, year 2008, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: loss of child, midwife, grieving, birth, love, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, adultery, woman, family relations, woman in labor, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
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63%
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Dirty God (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Ireland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jade is a young mother in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, Jade must ...
Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single mother, friendship, female protagonist, court, trial, burnt face, plastic surgery, baby, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, catastrophe, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1999, year 1987 ...
Place: south korea
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62%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, society, single parent, crumbling marriage, family problems, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, couples, love and romance, couple relations, dealing with death, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, danger, unfulfilled love, hopes, unfulfillment, loss of loved one ...
Time: year 1972
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, self discovery, family gatherings, parents and children, reunion, human nature, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, los angeles, albuquerque new mexico, arizona ...
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61%