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Perpetual Motion (2005)
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Perpetual Motion (2005)
Original name: 无穷动
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Niuniu, a wealthy middle aged woman living in Beijing, discovers that her husband is having an affair after coming upon a romantic e-mail. She knows only that it is one of her close friends but not which one. Determined to discover the truth, she invites her friends Qinqin, a ditsy actress, Lala, a successful artist, and Madam Ye, a property developer over to her lavish siheyuan home. There the four women share stories of their sexual past over food and mahjong. Niuniu, however, still has her plan to execute...
Style: intellectual
Plot: female director, model, best friend, chinese, mother daughter relationship, car accident, chicken, real estate agent, bourgeoisie, penthouse, mahjong, loss of husband, urban setting, e mail, footsie under the table, answering machine, menopause, chinese new year, sparrow
Place: beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, psychotronic, based on true events and philosophical films with plots about female director, mother daughter relationship, family relations, car accident, teenager, father daughter relationship and female nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Perpetual Motion: Limbo (2014), Present Tense (2012), Shooting the Moon (1998), Daughters (2014), Illusion (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, school teacher, car accident, machismo, femininity
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95%
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Present Tense (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Planning to take any job she can get in order to save enough money and leave Turkey for the U.S., Mina is hired at an Istanbul café as a fortune teller who reads the dregs in coffee cups. She discovers she has the ability to offer comfort and ...
Plot: urban setting, female director, coffee, fortune teller, fortune telling
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Shooting the Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Francesca Archibugi directed this Italian drama set in Rome where 14-year-old Siddhartha (Niccolo Senni) is forced to deal with his heroin-addicted mother Silvia (Valeria Golina). He occasionally gets a visit from his filmmaker father Massimo ...
Plot: female director, hypodermic needle, girl, christmas, heroin addict, father son relationship, urban setting, family relations, father daughter relationship, drugs, male female relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Place: rome italy
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72%
 5.4
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Daughters (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agnes, a teacher from the Hessian provinces, has come to Berlin to identify a dead girl who might be Lydia, her runaway daughter. It turns out not to be Lydia, but Agnes stays in the city anyway. Still frantically looking, she comes a young stray ...
Plot: vaginal penetration, car accident, female director, hairy vagina, female full frontal nudity, female corpse, unsimulated sex, nude swimming, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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Illusion (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Philippine post-American colonialist era, where the American influence was still apparent, Ilusyon tells the story of Miguel, a young man from the countryside, who decides to visit his father, Pablo, a Modernist painter in Manila. Upon his ...
Plot: painter, model, posing nude, female director, talking animals, postman, nude model, painting, honesty, morality, landlady
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: the philippines
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69%
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Sadie (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While her father is away serving in the military, Sadie battles to preserve his place on the home front when her mother takes an interest in the newest resident at the Shady Plains Trailer Park.
Plot: trailer park, dysfunctional marriage, bullying, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, female director
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67%
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Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, islam, sexuality, desire, teenager, religious conversion, female director, mother, woman, daughter
Time: 21st century
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66%
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Fran (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fran, a single mother, is selflessly devoted to her children. But something is lacking in her life, and that something is the love of a man her own age. Her efforts to juggle a love life with her home life are largely unsuccessful.
Plot: female director, mother daughter relationship, brunette, single mother, child molestation, mother son relationship
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Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, strip search, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
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60%
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The Saver (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When teenaged Fern is orphaned in the middle of a harsh Montreal winter, she is determined to avoid her mother’s tragic fate, and take care of herself. With Youth Protection nipping at her heels, she lies about her name and age, to get a job as a ...
Plot: female director, female protagonist, book, mother daughter relationship, teenager, teenage girl, cleaning lady, teenage protagonist
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59%
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Stuff (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut. After 14 years together and raising two daughters, they find themselves in a mid life crisis where grief and attraction threaten their domestic nucleus.
Plot: headstone, lesbian relationship, mother daughter relationship, tombstone, love affair, stage performance, family relations, female director, lesbian couple, lesbian, parent child relationship
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58%
Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Plot: female director, family relations, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, piano, male nudity, female protagonist, older woman younger man relationship
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Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This women in prison drama tells us a story about the mother of three children, who was falsely accused for a crime she did not commit (drug dealing), arrested and locked up behind bars.
Plot: female director, women's prison, innocence, prisoner, wrongful imprisonment, menarche, mother daughter relationship, puberty, prison
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56%
A Szerencse lányai (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story of a mother who had to change her profession from a teacher to a high class prostitute to make a living.
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56%
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All We Had (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.
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55%
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Evergreen (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young girl seduced by a boy's affluent seemingly idyllic family and goes to extremes to gain acceptance.
Audience: teens
Plot: female director, first time, new student, pacific northwest, poverty, mother daughter relationship, sex, troubled marriage, loss of virginity, agoraphobia
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51%
The Promised Land (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ling Ai and He Jiang are young, ambitious, and in pursuit of careers imported from the West, but romantic longings and career ambitions are inevitably shaped by larger social forces.
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Place: beijing china
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50%
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The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
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Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, torture, flashback, mask, film reel, skull, cinema, mother daughter relationship, film within a film, father daughter relationship
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Stranger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Germany, France
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 180
Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Perfect Pie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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44%
The Graveyard Keeper's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland
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Plot: female director, abroad, alcohol abuse, little girl, orphanage, mother daughter relationship, fire, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, social worker, unemployment, daughter ...
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44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
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43%
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It's Only Talk (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
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Place: tokyo
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42%
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Milarepa (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Leo, dopo un incidente stradale, è ricoverato in ambulatorio e racconta al professore Bennet, suo medico curante, la storia e le gesta del monaco tibetano Milarepa, con il quale si identifica. La leggenda è narrata in tre capitoli ben distinti: la ...
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41%
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 80
The Visitor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The scientist Agnes must take care of a foreign flat. Without her family knowing about it, she visits this flat regularly and begins a parallel life. One day she falls asleep there. When she wakes, a foreign man lies beside her in the bed.
Plot: female director, encounter, apartment, estrangement, female stockinged legs, bathtub, family relations, scientist, sister, answering machine, peeping tom, suicide ...
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41%
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Heartbeats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Encounter". Seven stories of women. Occasionally intersecting with each other in everyday situations. Parallel episodes of hope and abandonment, addiction and infidelity, but also friendship and trust.
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38%