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Terraferma (2011)
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: tense, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: island, tourist, village, ocean or sea, family relations, misfit, family life, village life, moral dilemma, child birth, family problems, refugees, society, working class, immigrants, family in crisis, drowning, social relations, rules and policies, fishing, beach, swimming, single mother, fisherman, diving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family in crisis and misfit mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Terraferma: Respiro (2002), Lost Kisses (2010), Shun Li and the Poet (2011), The Secret of the Grain (2007), Islander (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: island, villager, human nature, parents and children, individualism, mentally unstable, family life, small town life, small town, working class, injustice, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea, sicily, milan italy ...
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95%
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Lost Kisses (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl in the deprived outskirts of a sprawling Sicilian city becomes a local celebrity to her needy community when word spreads that she just might be able to perform miracles.
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: society, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, youth, suburbs, family problems, teenage life, suburban life, parents and children, hopes, miraculous event, beauty salon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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84%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, social relations, poet, exile, village life, immigrants, life is a bitch, social misfits, hopes, friends, petty job, platonic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the ...
Style: clever, sincere, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: working class, belly dancing, cooking, misfit, society, follow your dream, family in crisis, hopes, immigrants, parents and children, business venture, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: redemption, island, friendship, social misfits, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, family in crisis, small town life, couples, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, tense, realistic
Plot: family in crisis, love and romance, society, impossible love, human nature, misfit, urban, family problems, interracial relations, siblings relations, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, missing person, family problems, couples, death in the family, friendship, single parent, hopes, parents and children, redemption, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 166
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: parents and children, village life, family in crisis, hopes, village, social relations, family relations, social differences, society, introspection, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, adult virgin, golden years, convent, island, village, homecoming, clergy, village life, social relations, omnibus, wedding party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 471
Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: hopes, escapades, unfulfillment, society, starting over, on the road, village, immigrants, village life, family relations, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: down on your luck, urban ghetto life, village life, life is a bitch, village, addiction, human nature, starting over, misfit, society, innocence lost, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, coming of age, gender, parents and children, social misfits, society, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, tense, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, solidarity, couple relations, society, moral dilemma, labor union, supportive coworker, family relations, working class, couples, stolen money, welder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: poverty, school, coffin, prostitution, parents and children, social misfits, hopes, village life, family in crisis, village, estrangement, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For Those in Peril (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: village, fishing village, outcast, haunted by the past, village life, social misfits, social relations, society, misfit, lost at sea, boat accident, fishing boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: serious, captivating, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: danger, ocean or sea, society, human nature, hopes, against the rules, immigrants, corrupt officer, rebellion, ends with historical notes, death by drowning, misery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, seaport, mediterranean sea, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: working class, school, prostitute, siblings relations, family in crisis, rich and poor, parents and children, family relations, power relations, human nature, society, hopes ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, year 1964, year 1960, 1950s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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37%
 7.3
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, starting over, american dream, misfit, society, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
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36%
 6.3
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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, serious, atmospheric
Plot: estrangement, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, island, dysfunctional family, family relations, introspection, family problems, hopes, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 33
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, emotional, realistic, tense, touching
Plot: elderly, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, golden years, parents and children, immigrants, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: serious, realistic, biting, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family gatherings, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, siblings relations, under the surface, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems, disorder, family life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, realism, society, misfit, workplace, workplace situations, parents and children, immigrants, supportive coworker, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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34%
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Misunderstood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, family relations, drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, society, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
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Human Capital (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: destiny, family relations, society, social differences, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, forbidden love, drunk, housewife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 342
Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, immigrants, fall in love, couples, disorder, working class, society, misfit, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, drawing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I Saw the Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to intensify, the family is forced to migrate west to the city of ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, village, immigrants, gays and lesbians, village life, siblings relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, refugees, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, turkey, istanbul turkey, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, family problems, family life, suburbs, family relations, terminal illness, unfulfillment, family in crisis, life is a bitch, cancer, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, family in crisis, forbidden love, family life, family problems, family relations, village, love and romance, siblings relations, human nature, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%