Movies like Mano Po

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Mano Po (2002)
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Mano Po (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly cultured people are the ancestors of a dysfunctional third-generation family whose daughters tell their own stories of joy, struggle, and the complex realities in the life of Filipino Chinese families.
Plot: chinese, pregnancy, summer, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, birthday, dysfunctional family, stuttering, funeral, family business, foreigner, interracial romance, patriarch, rebelliousness, immigrants, drug use, chinese culture, wealthy family, engagement, police officer, rebellious daughter, newspaper article, flashback, newspaper clipping, biracial ...
Time: year 1949
Place: the philippines

Most similar movies to Mano Po

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, flashback, dysfunctional family, gay, mistress, funeral and pregnancy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Musical genres. Some movies like Mano Po: Mano po 6: A Mother's Love (2009), Chinese Chocolate (1995), Tatlo... Magkasalo (1998), Nympha (2003), Way Back Home (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mano Po 2: My Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Antonio Chan, a prominent Chinese businessman, has three women in his life v Sol, a Filipina; Lu Shui, a Chinese; and Belinda, a Filipino-Chinese. Antonio has children with all three women. A crisis shakes up the over-extended Tsinoy family ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, loss of son, chinese culture, murder, frame up, interracial romance, wedding, burial, flashback, chinese, adultery
Place: china, the philippines
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95%
Mano po 6: A Mother's Love (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Melinda Uy is a half-Filipino, half-Chinese struggling mother to four children married to a full-Chinese blood man. Her family was believed to bring curse to Olive's famiily. Because of this, Melinda was not accepted by Uy's family as one ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: sister in law, teenage rebellion, mother daughter relationship, mother and daughter, relationships, relationship problems, child custody, kids and family, family relations, family reunited, family problems, mother daughter reunion ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Chinese Chocolate (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Searching for love abroad, two very different Chinese women, a dancer and a doctor, follow their dreams and journey west to Canada. They quickly learn that the paths of heart are rocky as the men in their lives reveal dark, unsettling secrets which ...
Plot: foreigner, gay, lesbian, marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), immigrants, sex, love, lesbianism, lesbian sex, moral dilemma, student ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Tatlo... Magkasalo (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elsie has a mistress named Alice. Tito has a mistress named Susan. Tito and Elsie are married to each other and expecting a baby!
Plot: birthday, cancer, lesbian sex, construction, funeral, bathtub, topless, bracelet, hard hat, scrabble, baby, pregnancy ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Nympha (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A re-imagination of the Celso Ad Castillo classic, "Nympha" tells the story of an orphan woman named Nympha living in a backward province with a narrow minded aunt who is a religious fanatic.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), cemetery, female nudity, sex, murder
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Way Back Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jessica Santiago & Ana Bartolome are two sisters who have lived in separate lives for 12 long years. Jessie, though an excellent student, has grown to feel sorrow of Ana’s lost while Ana, not knowing that she’s an orphan, grew up in a ...
Style: suspense, touching, psychological, disturbing
Plot: sister sister relationship, siblings, missing person, long lost daughter, fishing village, mother daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, fisherman, missing sister, reunion, jealousy, turtle ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, hopes, golden years, women, parents and children, human nature, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Whisper to God (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her boyfriend leaves for Japan on a singing contract, a dancer is so distraught she does not see the car that hits her. The driver pretends to be a helpful passer-by; they fall in love and gets married. Only bringing her to a more complicated ...
Plot: kidnapping, brain tumor, rape, dancer, singer, friend, jail, road accident, blind man, murder
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Wailing in the Forest (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An indigenous family, one of the last forest people of old, copes with the unusual changes in their environment including the imposing lifestyle and customs of the more sociable tribes on the plains.
Style: fairy tale, mysterious
Plot: ritual, tropics, indigenous people, isolation
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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No Way Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joaquin (Polo Ravales), an unassuming fisherman, is forced to confront his homosexuality when his sex-starved wife Cynthia (Althea Vega) returns from her overseas job eager to get pregnant. His young and impulsive lover, Waldo (Joseph Bitangcol), ...
Plot: kidnapper, male stripper, pubic hair, marital abuse, police officer, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay erotica, anal sex, gay sex, corrupt cop, kidnapping, crooked cop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ika-11 Utos Mahalin Mo Asawa Mo (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: This film is about domestic violence.
Plot: female director, murder, judge, psychologist, legal action, musician, self defense, band, court, flashback, violence against women, lawyer ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Last Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A priest visits a small seaside town. Miling a former nun who now teaches catechism on the island thinks that father Emman is the priest she sent for. She believes that a priest would help revive the townspeople's faith in God by putting up ...
Plot: female nudity, sex, prostitute, island, rape, politics, fake priest, white slavery, male nudity, village chief, burnt face
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Parklands (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. Rosie puzzles about who he was, and about her early life and ...
Plot: girl, death of father, widow, father daughter relationship, childhood, police corruption, funeral, mistress, drug trade, suspicion, police officer, immigrants ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Soliloquy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bus takes-off from urban Manila to the rural southeastern side of the country, carrying a group of mixed passengers from all walks of life, each one has a personal story to tell and they are telling it in their own voice. During the long journey, ...
Plot: road trip, superstition, knife, deaf mute, butterfly, journey, ex convict, translator, one day, bus, pregnancy, gay
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Singapore Dreaming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Singapore Dreaming" ( 美满人生) is a story about a family with big dreams, living on a small island. Heavily in debt, patriarch Loh Poh Huat can’t help but feel bitter irony whenever he has to perform his job as a lawyer’s clerk ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: greed, husband wife relationship, inheritance, debt, loss of loved one, dysfunctional family, frustration, heart attack, mistress, funeral, chinese, country club ...
Place: singapore, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
I Will Survive (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Philippines
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four disparate friends one a homosexual strive to be wonderful spouses and parents, yet despite good intentions, they all struggle with personal dramas. While Cynthia and her husband are no longer intimate, Mylene has learned her spouse is sleeping ...
Plot: father son relationship, friend, coming out, gay father, gay, reunion, infidelity, cybersex, gay interest, police officer, family relations, adultery ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, racism, culture clash, immigrants, clergy, society, hopes, dysfunctional family, curses spells and rituals, sister sister relationship, buddhism, tradition ...
Place: vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mara Clara The Movie (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Story: Almira and Susan give birth at the same time in the same hospital. Gary steals the Almira’s newborn child and switches the infant to one of his newborn twins; in revenge to Almira’s decision of rejecting his love for Amanthe’s Gary concocts ...
Plot: police, twins, jealous lover, domestic servant, police officer, switched at birth, birth, reject, kidnapping, adopted son, rescue, mistress ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ben & Sam (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A college heartthrob meets a college newbie - a challenge, a tension, a discovery, and a love that will change everything between them.
Plot: college, gay, male homosexuality, dressing room, male objectification, gay interest, gay slur, locker room, college student, gay relationship, gay lead character, homosexuality
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Elena's Redemption (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is based on the true story of a maid who was either seduced or raped and made pregnant by her Chinese employer; the baby was either killed by the employer's wife or by her own hand, depending on who you talk to.
Plot: maid, rape, mad doctor, letter, baby, wealth, betrayal, abuse of power, lawsuit, province, provincial, bribe ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Forever and a Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eugene arrives in Bukidnon with only one intention: to forget his problems at work. But when he meets Raffy and as they travel and go on ridiculous and death-defying activities together, they start to form a friendship that goes beyond Euge’s ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, sentimental, contemplative, sincere
Plot: father son relationship, illness, doctor, cancer patient, dying, cancer, female director, birthday present, shoes, cable car, track and field, store ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Vacation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: All summer long, a group of people circumnavigate each other. A group of people who are so close and yet so alienated from one another. Their isolated holiday home is the site for a resurgence of smouldering conflicts and lifelong illusions that ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, marriage, family life, forest, summer, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Lives We Lead (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two sisters and their male counterparts struggle with the negative influences of their youths over a 50-year period.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: parenthood, deception, brother brother relationship, mental illness, dysfunctional family, betrayal, father son relationship, parents and children, hate, pot smoking, pregnancy test, loss of virginity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Seventies (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.
Plot: torture, mother, martial law
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Model Minority (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kayla, an underprivileged Japanese American 16 year old, endangers her promising future as an aspiring artist when she becomes involved with a drug dealer.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious
Plot: interracial romance, teenage sexuality, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug abuse, teen angst, peer pressure, high school, japanese american, grownups, female director, alcohol abuse ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Crossroads (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Paupahan is a series of stories that show how this words play in the lives of people. The first part is a story of a gay father to his lover son with a friend that had been cheated by her husband. it shows love for his friend, son and the lover of ...
Plot: gay father, cosmetic surgery, mistress, ex convict, lung cancer, insanity, star, actress, hugging, settler, family relations, mental institution ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Masseur (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Following the death of his father and a chance meeting with an abusive romance novelist, a masseur working in a gay massage parlor struggles to make sense of his unfulfilling relationships while simultaneously assisting his mother in preparing his ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: masseur, gay, prostitute, dysfunctional family, male prostitute, self discovery, survival, family problems, family life, parents and children, coming out, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cities of the Plain (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Robert Kramer
Style: experimental, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, mysterious man, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, working class, immigrants, blindness, money, blind man, father daughter relationship, worker, slaughterhouse ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, flashback, racism, education, patriarch, african american, father daughter relationship, funeral
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Speck in the Water (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nunal sa Tubig is a story of a community living on an island where fishing is the main source of livelihood and how they are affected by progress.
Plot: contamination, fish, clothesline, midwife, lake, fishing village, fisherman, dead child, birth, umbilical cord, inspector, boat ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%