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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, sparrow
Place: beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychotronic, cult film, based on true events and philosophical films with plots about female director, mother daughter relationship, car accident, family relations, father daughter relationship, teenager and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Perpetual Motion: Limbo (2014), Present Tense (2012), Daughters (2014), Shooting the Moon (1998), 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, femininity, car accident, machismo, school, school teacher
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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, fortune teller, coffee, female director, fortune telling
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, female corpse, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, nude swimming, unsimulated sex, hairy vagina, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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74%
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, scooter, syringe, male female relationship, urban setting, father son relationship, hypodermic needle, heroin addict, stepbrother stepsister relationship, drugs, family relations, teenage boy ...
Place: rome italy
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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, honesty, painting, landlady, nude model, postman, morality
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: the philippines
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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: female director, mother daughter relationship, trailer park, bullying, coming of age, dysfunctional marriage
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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, single mother, mother daughter relationship, child molestation, brunette, mother son relationship
Place: australia
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65%
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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: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, desire, religious conversion, sexuality, teenager, islam, female director, woman, mother, daughter
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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: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: female director, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, female nudity, flashback, domestic violence, marital abuse, police, prison, mother daughter relationship, drugs ...
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62%
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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, cleaning lady, teenage protagonist, book, teenage girl, teenager, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship
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59%
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.
Plot: female director, pimp, emigrant, female teacher, prostitution, prostitute, mother daughter relationship, customer
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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: family relations, female director, stage performance, mother daughter relationship, headstone, lesbian relationship, tombstone, love affair, lesbian, lesbian couple, parent child relationship
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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, midlife crisis, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, piano, male nudity, 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.
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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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53%
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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, sex, mother daughter relationship, pacific northwest, first time, agoraphobia, poverty, loss of virginity, troubled marriage
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53%
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The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, film within a film, cinema, torture, mask, flashback, skull, film reel
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
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Making Maya (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Invisible (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, ...
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Stranger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant 22-year-old with a dreary job, a difficult home life and an absent boyfriend learns to love her life and share this love with the child in her womb.
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46%
The Graveyard Keeper's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
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44%
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Perfect Pie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine - whose real name is Marie Beck - returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a benefit concert. Patsy and Marie were best friends from the time ...
Plot: female director, female friendship, wet t shirt, underwear, swimming in underwear, swimwear, best friend, swimsuit, teenager, nipples visible through clothing, multiple time frames, braless ...
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44%
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A Lonely Woman (1987)
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.
Story: Based on an award winning novel, It's Only Talk is about the life of Yuko, a 35 year old woman. She is single and unemployed, and suffers from manic depression. The movie begins with Yuko moving to Kamata Town.
Plot: urban setting, goldfish, karaoke, pervert, vibrator, one night stand, internet, e mail, car accident, horse race, gangster, fair ...
Place: tokyo
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42%
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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, estrangement, scientist, bathtub, female nudity, lying on bed, sister, success, female stockinged legs, encounter, answering machine, suicide ...
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41%
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 95
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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Good Morning Karachi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Good Morning Karachi addresses the tension between religious extremism and modernity through the eyes of a young woman, Rafina, coming of age in Karachi city. Rafina comes from a poor background but dreams of making something of herself. She wants ...
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Place: pakistan
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