Movies like The Pawnshop

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The Pawnshop (2009)
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The Pawnshop (2009)
Original name: Sanglaan
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Follows the lives of four different people, each linked to the other by the house of business. Olivia, owner of the establishment, yearns for her late husband and denies the onset of old age. She lives with her appraiser Amy, a romantic who is doing almost everything for love. Kanor serves as the pawnshop security guard. He holds Olivia in high esteem for letting him and his wife stay in the apartment above the shop. Kanor opens his house to boarder David, a seaman in transit.
Plot: pawnshop, motorcycle, sailor, death, hospital, security guard, mirror, clock, robbery, jewelry, television, ring, loss of son, grief, cigarette smoking, loan shark, aquarium, cake, wedding anniversary, kidney, newscast, yearbook, green card
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and contemplative films with plots about female nudity, hospital, doctor, death, family relations, sex and murder mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Pawnshop: Trap (2015), A Journey Home (2009), Adela (2008), Magnifico (2003), Wailing in the Forest (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Trap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the rebuilding of their lives by the survivors of the disaster caused by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, particularly focusing on the struggles of a mother who lost their children.
Plot: typhoon, death, fire, survivor, crucifix, loss of child, bible quote, hospital
Place: the philippines
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95%
A Journey Home (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dante, a middle-aged man, believes he has lost everything: estranged from his family for twenty years, he losses his job and finds out that his wife is dead. He goes to her wake and sees his two children Raffy and Kristine again. While Dante is ...
Plot: father, taxi, guitar, funeral, death, car accident, bus trip, time, bus, attorney, coffin, piano ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adela, (Philippines' screen legend Anita Linda) a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday. Alone, and without support, she longs for the family and stability of years gone by. Mundane events take on heightened meaning as Adela ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: elderly, human spirit, realism, society, aging, golden years, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, loneliness, slum, night watchman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.9
 507
Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, school, hopes, terminal illness, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, disability, prodigy, rich and poor, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, isolation
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, clothesline, midwife, fish, dead child, birth, sailor, boat, fisherman, death of husband, foreigner, fishing village ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: telephone call, kite, mistress, scrabble, cancer, kicked in the crotch, crib, topless, baby, bathtub, construction, toilet bowl ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bokser (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The films was inspired by true events. Przemyslaw Saleta, World's Kickboxing Champion and European Champion in professional boxing gave a kidney to his seriously ill daughter. There were unexpected complications during the surgery and Saleta ...
Plot: transplant, world champion, kidney, hospital room, illness, boxer, parent child relationship, ring, operation, fight, kickboxing, dysfunctional marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Secret Affair (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rafi (Anne Curtis) is happily committed to her lovely partner in life, Mark (Derek Ramsay). She's a bachelorette from a rich family, who belongs to the "Friday Club", the regular get-together of her college friends. Rafi is an ...
Plot: cheating, breakfast, ring, confrontation, barbershop, bar, marriage proposal, restaurant, chef, bathroom, illicit affair, chat ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ordinary People (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ORDINARY PEOPLE is a family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents. But not ...
Plot: sex scene, mother child relationship, child, theft, violence, transvestite, family relations, missing child, street, money, crying, husband wife relationship ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
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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: gay, college, male homosexuality, gay interest, college student, gay relationship, locker room, gay slur, gay lead character, homosexuality, dressing room
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Caregiver (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A grade school English teacher Sarah Gonzales joins the 150,000 Pinoy OFWs working in the United Kingdom to support her Husband, Teddy Gonzales in making a better living for their family. More than just a chronicle of the Filipinos experience ...
Plot: nurse, doctor, beer, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, teacher, kite, grandmother, hospital, beating, family gatherings, drinking ...
Place: the philippines, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Big Big World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and Zuhal take their first step out of the orphanage into this big world committing a crime. It becomes impossible for them to live amongst people now, and the forest they take shelter in becomes a desert island for them. A boy and a girl that ...
Plot: motorcycle, taxi, hospital, forest, attack, orphan, taxi driver, bleeding, hugging, goat, crying, magic realism
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, chinese culture, interracial relations, flashback, wedding, interracial romance, frame up, loss of son, burial, chinese, adultery, murder
Place: the philippines, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
From What Is Before (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 338 min.
Story: The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and houses are burned. Ferdinand E. Marcos announces Proclamation ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forces of nature, village life, mystery, isolation, village, clergy, confined, chaos, danger, society, martial law, army ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1970, year 1971
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
My Neighbor’s Wife (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Aaron and Giselle are an ambitious couple, but their hard work isn’t enough to provide for the comfortable life they desire. The marriage of their well-to-do bosom buddies, Bullet and Jasmine, also goes from bliss to bleak. Their situation heads ...
Plot: nun, hospital, extramarital affair, illicit affair, womanizer, curfew, one night stand, disco, jet ski, bakery, condominium, counselor ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ...
Plot: teenage rebellion, sister in law, best friend
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 217
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: martial law, mother, torture
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, murder, sex
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dama de Noche (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A woman who was maltreated during her younger years gets revenge on the people who abused her.
Plot: female nudity, nymphomaniac, child abuse, erotica, physical abuse, revenge, sex
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Heal the Living (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely hooked up to life-support in a hospital in Le Havre, Simon’s existence is little more than an illusion. ...
Plot: heart, hospital, organ transplant, accident, female director, bad weather, loss of son, surfing, surgeon, surgery, loss of loved one, multiple storylines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Last Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One morning, residents of a rural village are horrified when the sun rises in the West. According to Islamic belief, this phenomenon signals the Apocalypse. As village folk react differently to the situation, a tragedy strikes when one of the ...
Plot: murder, villager, islam, apocalypse, village, devil, countryside, rape
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Letters of Solitude (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Rashid Ali returns to his Maguindanao hometown after studying and working for more than 25 years in Barcelona, Spain. Idealistic, he dreams of using what he learned in Europe to improve the lives of his people. But nothing has changed since he left. ...
Plot: radio, letter writing, gate, sister, news report, bicycle, master, postman
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.6
 32
Donsol (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: About two lonely people who met during the whaleshark watching season in Donsol, Sorsogon.
Plot: underwater, ocean, shark, tour guide, cancer, whale, breast cancer, fishing village
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
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Live Show (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story revolves around the sad plight of the live sex performers Rolly (Paolo Rivero), Gigi (Klaudia Koronel), Rosita (Ana Capri), Sandra (Hazel Espinosa and Vio (Simon Ibarra) and what drives them to do the inexplicable.
Plot: sex, prostitute, reality, sex in public, suicide, male prostitute, female nudity, poverty
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
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Deadweight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ahti Ikonen is a reliable captain at the height of his career. He is in command of the 35,000-ton container vessel Brugge, which enters the port of Savannah/United States behind schedule. The loading of the ship commences in haste as the crew, led ...
Plot: cargo ship, sea captain, head injury, finnish, remorse, bar brawl, filipino, union, container, guilt, sailor, port ...
Time: 2010s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Man in Her Life (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Selya is disappointed with Bobby who only wants sex but no real relationship nor marriage. So she leaves and decides to marry the gay Ramon who, she is convinced, is definitely different.
Plot: lgbt, teacher, homosexual, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, gay, female nudity
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Ball (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lester, the star player of their community basketball team who dreams of playing at the country's premier league, but encounters a problem on the way to PBA (Philippine Basketball Association). He meets Pandy (Arnel Ignacio), a couturier who is ...
Plot: basketball, manager, virgin mary statue, shower room, revenge, basketball team
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 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: fake priest, burnt face, sex, politics, prostitute, rape, island, female nudity, white slavery
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 99
Strands (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Isabel and Clara are two childhood friends separated by fate. Isabel is a naive provincial lass who works as an indigenous fabric weaver while Clara is the liberated city girl. Clara has gone wild after her mother runs off with another man. The two ...
Plot: childhood friend, girlfriend boyfriend relationship, friend, sex scene, conservative, erotica, murder, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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