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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, drowning, family in crisis, social relations, rules and policies, fishing, beach, swimming, single mother, fisherman, diving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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 immigrants mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Terraferma: Respiro (2002), Lost Kisses (2010), Shun Li and the Poet (2011), Three-Step Dance (2003), The Secret of the Grain (2007). 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, touching, thought provoking, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: island, mentally unstable, human nature, family life, small town life, parents and children, family relations, working class, injustice, mental illness, brother sister relationship, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea, milan italy, sicily ...
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95%
 5.5
 101
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: clever, cynical, humorous, biting, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, suburban life, miraculous event, parents and children, family problems, suburbs, teenage life, hopes, beauty salon, satire, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, sicily, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, exile, workplace, fish out of water, friends, petty job, workplace situations, social relations, village life, village, single parent, poet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: countryside, village, island, social relations, village life, homecoming, clergy, father daughter relationship, sea, adult virgin, golden years, convent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, follow your dream, family life, hopes, family problems, social differences, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, belly dancing, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
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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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, family problems, society, family in crisis, parents and children, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences, redemption, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 254
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: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: island, redemption, sexual content, small town life, couples, starting over, human nature, small town, estrangement, misfit, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 209
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: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: siblings relations, interracial relations, misfit, society, forbidden love, impossible love, urban, human nature, religions or cults, family in crisis, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: outcast, fishing village, society, lost at sea, misfit, village life, sole survivor, death of brother, village, coast, young man, british ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 172
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, atmospheric, sincere, serious
Plot: introspection, society, social differences, family life, bittersweet, parents and children, village life, family relations, social relations, family in crisis, village, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 480
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, atmospheric, serious
Plot: human spirit, society, village, on the road, family life, starting over, danger, unfulfillment, escapades, ocean or sea, social relations, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, serious, touching, tense, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, solidarity, labor union, moral dilemma, society, supportive coworker, couple relations, family relations, working class, seaport, couples, absent mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, human nature, addiction, family relations, urban ghetto life, starting over, misfit, hopes, husband wife relationship, drug abuse, village, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 820
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family in crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, teenage life, working class, single parent, drug abuse, youth, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, single parent, family problems, suburbs, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, eviction, society, kids in trouble, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, friends, family relations, friendship, social misfits, coming of age, youth, gender, misfit, society, lgbt, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sincere, emotional, touching, serious
Plot: prostitution, school, poverty, coffin, social relations, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, village life, human spirit, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 665
War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: photojournalist, society, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, immigrants, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: school, prostitute, working class, rich and poor, single parent, social differences, human nature, small town life, family life, immigrants, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 50s, year 1962, year 1964, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 127
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: captivating, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: against the rules, ocean or sea, danger, hopes, corrupt officer, seaport, immigrants, human nature, rebellion, society, ex cop, misery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, mediterranean sea, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 1K
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: touching, realistic
Plot: down on your luck, immigrants, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, human spirit, misfit, society, american dream, starting over, single parent, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: realistic, emotional, tense, serious, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, elderly, golden years, family problems, immigrants, society, parents and children, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: social decay, family in danger, racism, society, life is a bitch, social misfits, family life, realism, murder, danger, secret place, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.3
 2K
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, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, estrangement, family relations, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, island, introspection, hopes, family problems, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, society, mother daughter relationship, religion, catholic, coming of age, journey, life is a bitch, suburbs, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 75
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, society, family, life is a bitch, single parent, family in crisis, poverty, mother daughter relationship, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 371
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, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family problems, family relations, youth, friendship, human nature, family in crisis, social relations, power relations, friends, solace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, society, misfit, realism, unfulfillment, immigrants, parents and children, supportive coworker, workplace, workplace situations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 300
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: emotional, sincere, captivating, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, working class, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, urban, moral dilemma, society, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, youth, family problems, separated parents, piano, cat, pigeon, vomiting, arrest, classroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%