Movies like Closer to Home

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Closer to Home (1995)
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Closer to Home (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. She's hoping to buy a cure for her dying sister and, ultimately, a future for her debt-ridden family, while he hopes to escape his disintegrating American family through love and a family of his own. A powerful, controversial film that quietly builds to a shattering collision of aspirations and cultures.
Plot: mail order bride, family, asian, filipino
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out mysterious and fairy tale films with plots about family, female nudity, murder, husband wife relationship, sex, high school and father son relationship mostly in Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Closer to Home: Manila (2000), Wailing in the Forest (2016), Sam's Son (1984), The Mistress (2012), Secrets In The Snow (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Manila (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Due to a delayed flight a group of German flight passengers have to wait in the hall of the airport of Manila. The crowd is quite mixed, ranging from an cultivated east German teacher couple up to sleazy sex tourists. As the waiting prolongs, more ...
Plot: airport, masturbation
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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95%
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: mysterious, fairy tale
Plot: isolation, ritual, tropics
Place: the philippines, asia
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94%
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Sam's Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his identity, who finds success as a javelin thrower on the track team.
Plot: family, male with long hair, long haired male, hair, high school
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88%
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The Mistress (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young woman is torn between the affections of her two lovers. One is a young bachelor who brings passion into her life. The other is a married man who has kept her as his mistress for years. Architect JD has a chip on his shoulder about his father ...
Plot: mistress, filipino, female director, husband wife relationship, wedding, billiards, bookstore, rivalry, seamstress, customer, large family, heart attack ...
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Secrets In The Snow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On this particular Friday morning the students of Eastbrook High are arriving at school to complete their final exams before the Christmas Holiday. But what began as a December snowfall quickly becomes a threatening winter storm, and school is ...
Plot: family, snow, school, high school, coming of age, christian, faith, faith based
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76%
Me & You, Us, Forever (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 47 year old Christian man on the other side of an unwanted divorce thinks back on his first love from high school and wants to see her again.
Plot: family, high school sweetheart, christian propaganda, christian, faith, flashback, divorced man, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, regret, support group, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Naturally Native (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Naturally Native follows the lives, loves, pain, joy and relationships of three sisters as they attempt to start their own business. Of American Indian ancestry, but adopted by white foster parents as young children, each sister has her own identity ...
Plot: native american, racism, female director, family, cosmetics, sister sister relationship, female protagonist
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68%
Life Inside Out (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled youngest son.
Plot: female director, teenage son, family, music, family relations, teenager, singing, female protagonist, teenage boy, mother son relationship
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68%
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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: best friend, sister in law, teenage rebellion
Place: the philippines
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66%
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Uncle Frank (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Frank is a famous New York University professor in 1973 who left his small South Carolina town behind him and remained in little contact with his family, especially given his style of life and his relationship with his ten-year partner, the free ...
Plot: road trip, family, funeral, male homosexuality, life & death, alcohol abuse, trip, south, homosexuality, gay, party, arab ...
Place: southern usa, south carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 219
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: torture, martial law, mother
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Different Eye (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Julia and her fiancé Mark's world is shattered when they find themselves with conservator-ship of Maria, a young woman with Downs Syndrome. Can Maria teach Julia to find the beauty in life's ups and downs, or will Julia and Mark's ...
Plot: grief, love, father, lawyer, marriage, promise, mother, down syndrome, family
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: female nudity, murder, cemetery, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: the philippines
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56%
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Affliction (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl develops an unknown infection that causes her to evolve into a horrifying monster.
Plot: countryside, family, hut, sickness, dinner, volleyball, illness, t shirt
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: child abuse, revenge, nymphomaniac, sex, erotica, female nudity, physical abuse
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 12
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, dressing room, locker room, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay lead character, college student, gay slur, gay interest
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, theft, teenager, transvestite, street, child abduction, kidnapped child, crying, child, mother child relationship, husband wife relationship, running ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 6
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: islam, village, apocalypse, murder, villager, rape, devil, countryside
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, whale, cancer, shark, fishing village, tour guide, breast cancer
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: reality, prostitute, poverty, male prostitute, female nudity, suicide, sex in public, sex
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sister, master, gate, radio, bicycle, news report, letter writing, postman
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: crucifix, bible quote, fire, loss of child, death, hospital, survivor, typhoon
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, gay, teacher, sex, homosexual, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, revenge, manager, virgin mary statue, basketball team, shower room
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 13
UPCAT (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A of two high school senior students who believes passing the UPCAT will help make their dreams of becoming successful come true.
Plot: mayor, student, duo, secret, fraternity, cliff, high school, crush, mockery
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: female nudity, friend, childhood friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex scene, murder, conservative, erotica, girlfriend boyfriend relationship
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, family, aging, retirement home, husband wife relationship, heart attack, dying, grandmother grandson relationship, family relations, deathbed, grandfather grandson relationship, father daughter relationship ...
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44%
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Thanmathra (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A man leading a happy life with his loving wife and two children suddenly starts getting forgetful and lost. Then, he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease leaving his family devastated.
Plot: alzheimer's disease, song, student, family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the ...
Plot: communism, family, attempted rape, female nudity, countryside
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Whisper to God (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her boyfriend leaves for Japan on a singing contract, a dancer is so distraught she does not see the car that hits her. The driver pretends to be a helpful passer-by; they fall in love and gets married. Only bringing her to a more complicated ...
Plot: rape, dancer, jail, friend, singer, road accident, brain tumor, kidnapping, blind man, murder
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%