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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, singer, death, song, drinking and father son relationship 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, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling relationship, breakup, destiny, introspection, human nature, family relations, hopes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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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: realistic, gloomy, sentimental, 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: piano, bridge, train station, severed leg, sleeping, school uniform, fight, freezing, belgian, bandana, radical, stone ...
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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Peru
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: bleak, sincere, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: maid, rape victim, illness, family relations, down on your luck, against humanity, life is a bitch, parents and children, genocide, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gender ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, meditative ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: Beyond Silence is about a family and a young girl’s coming of age story. This German film looks into the lives of the deaf and at a story about the love for music. A girl who has always had to translate speech into sign language for her deaf ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, sign language, clarinet, concert, deafness, mute or deaf, family life, musician's life, youth, parents and children, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family problems, youth, family relations, society, lifestyle, blues, ambition, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
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Together with You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, clever, stylized, serious ...
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Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, clever, serious, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
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Style: atmospheric, stylized, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: train, classical music, family problems, musician's life, couples, prodigy, introspection, society, haunted by the past, couple relations, unfulfillment, family relations ...
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Another Way (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional, serious
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 109 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, against the odds, showbiz, urban, music, rising to stardom, oldies, family problems, political unrest, parents and children, performer's life, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1946, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
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Style: serious, captivating, sexual, realistic
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Time: 1920s
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41%
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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, uplifting, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, dog, christmas lights, neighbor, rocking chair, couples, dignity, society, understanding, urban, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Life after all (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: coming of age, reading, book, dog, anger, husband wife relationship, guilt, lie, money, bathtub, bar, hallucination ...
Place: paris france, china, canada
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39%
 7.3
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
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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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38%
 7.5
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August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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