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
Duration: 120 min.
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, sailor, motorcycle, death, hospital, security guard, television, robbery, mirror, jewelry, grief, wedding anniversary, loan shark, loss of son, green card, clock, ring, cigarette smoking, cake, kidney, aquarium, newscast, yearbook
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and disturbing films with plots about female nudity, death, hospital, murder, family relations, society and cancer mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Pawnshop: A Journey Home (2009), Adela (2008), Trap (2015), Magnifico (2003), Wailing in the Forest (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, grandson, family relations, bus trip, flowers, patience, doctor, death, discussion, attorney, pastor ...
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Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: realism, elderly, human spirit, golden years, society, aging, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, loneliness, slum, night watchman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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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.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: typhoon, survivor, catastrophe, society, life is a bitch, social issues, social problems, death, loss of child, crucifix, hospital, fire ...
Place: the philippines
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, youth, dealing with death, society, prodigy, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
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Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A street whore desperately seeks love and acceptance against the backdrop of the criminal element of early 1970s Times Square.
Style: psychotronic, tragic ending, underground film, sexploitation film
Plot: loan shark, robbery, prostitute, street life, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, sexpot, pawnshop, sex scene, male female relationship, unsimulated sex, female nudity ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
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Plot: contamination, midwife, fish, inspector, contaminated water, remote village, alternative medicine, doctor, fishing village, lake, wind, accident ...
Place: the philippines
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Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Place: the philippines
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Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Place: the philippines
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Country: Philippines
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