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Cat's Play (1974)
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Cat's Play (1974)
Original name: Macskajáték
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Karoly Makk's heartbreaking story of two unmarried sisters who cast wistful glances back at their lives, but still believe in hope and love, earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1974. In this follow-up to the director's internationally acclaimed Love, Makk once again exhibits his extraordinary skills at drawing emotionally compelling performances from his talented female leads. Makk's film opposes the bleakness of the outside world with passion, love, and loyalty.
Plot: shopping, love, dog, dancing, cat, student, loneliness, teacher, money, friendship, german, food, death, illness, suicide, male female relationship, train, sister sister relationship, restaurant, betrayal, hunger, suicide attempt, old man, bird, singing ...
Place: hungary, frankfurt germany, west germany, budapest hungary, munich germany

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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 singing, husband wife relationship, death, singer, song, drinking and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Cat's Play: Saraband (2003), A Song for Martin (2001), Boy's Choir (2000), The Milk of Sorrow (2009), The Accompanist (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, helsinki finland, florence italy, st. petersburg russia, australia ...
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A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary
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Boy's Choir (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young teen's father dies, and he is sent to an orphanage. He's teased because he stutters almost runs away, until a beautiful, androgynous boy, Yasuo (Sora Toma), convinces him to join the choir.
Plot: explosion, police station, flashlight, strike, gym, male nudity, truck, massage, drowning, teenage boy, teenager, railroad track ...
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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Peru
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this ...
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rape victim, illness, maid, parents and children, haunted by the past, injustice, family relations, life is a bitch, feminism, down on your luck, genocide, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
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Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: master and servant, love, coming of age, romance, love affair, love and romance, society, family relations, parents and children, youth, couples, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mute or deaf, coming of age, sign language, clarinet, deafness, concert, parents and children, teenage crush, becoming an adult, translation, bicycle accident, daughter ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
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57%
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Together with You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, clever, touching ...
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
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Place: scandinavia, denmark, sweden, norway, copenhagen denmark
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: music, cat, musician's life, hitchhiker, performance, guitar, folk music, suicide, loneliness, audition, unwanted pregnancy, singer ...
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric
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46%
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Country: USA
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
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The Midwife (2017)
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Mahler (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, stylized ...
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Finding Your Feet (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 111 min.
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Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 131 min.
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Style: serious, sexual, realistic, captivating
Plot: dancer, dance, ballet, dancer's life, rebelliousness, historical figure, artists and showbiz, against the rules, feminism, love affair, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, chicago illinois, florence italy, paris france, riviera ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Place: canada, china, paris france
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39%
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Paris 36 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: working class, oldies, performer's life, showbiz, artists and showbiz, hopes, urban, against the odds, music, follow your dream, rising to stardom, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1946, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, realistic, uplifting ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tango Argentino (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who is helping lonely, elderly people revives their urge to live and receives in return their love and understanding, which have been denied to him by his parents.
Style: pre war
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37%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, pregnancy, abortion, human nature, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love affair, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
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35%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, curse, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, all black cast, tavern, superstition, small town, incest, murder, prophecy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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