Movies like The Past

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The Past (2013)
 7.7
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The Past (2013)
Original name: Le passé
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters between mother and daughter Ahmad unwittingly lifts the lid on a long buried secret...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, reflective, complex ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, ex spouse, infidelity, parenthood, love and romance, haunted by the past, family reunited, reunion, muslim, parents and children, interracial relations, family problems, society, french, social problems, regret, surprising revelation, guilt, marriage, ex husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, europe, iran

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Most similar movies to The Past

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, melancholy, storytelling, couple relations and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Past: A Separation (2011), About Elly (2009), Caché (Hidden) (2005), All or Nothing (2002), Don't Tell (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 233K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: poverty, maid, divorce, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, parenthood, society, legal, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 50K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, family relations, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, friends, vacation, mystery, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 10K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, society, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
 301K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, family problems, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1910s, 1960s, 50s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, family life, inheritance, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family values, family problems, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, stockholm sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.3
 226
Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 9K
The Son (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: psychological, bleak, sincere, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: obsession, apprentice, youth, redemption, teenage life, going straight, teachers and students, family problems, working class, parents and children, loss of son, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: europe, usa, los angeles, belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, marriage, family problems, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, starting over, nanny, family relations, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: tense, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, divorce, family problems, parents and children, couples, siblings relations, countryside, human nature, love and romance, family relations, florist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, rome italy, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 19K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, society, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 19K
Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, disappearance, jealousy, psychiatrist, divorce, mystery, human nature, dishonesty, unhappy, police investigation, love and romance, marriage crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: injustice, depression, unemployment, workplace, employer employee relationship, unsupportive coworkers, supportive coworker, human nature, workplace situations, moral dilemma, working class, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 10K
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, haunted by the past, love and romance, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 4.4
 659
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, interracial relations, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family relations, wealth, orphanage, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 30K
Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, melancholic, sentimental, thought provoking, art house ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, secret, childhood, death, psychology, friendship, hospital, chance meeting ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: spain, galicia, madrid, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, destructive relationship, sexual content, couples, couple relations, fish out of water, rape, sex scene, love and romance, fall in love, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, midlife crisis, couple relations, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, family problems, innocence lost, haunted by the past, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Mark of an Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she comes to pick up her son Thomas. Determined to find out ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, family relations, loss of daughter, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, stalking, danger, parents and children, family problems, little girl, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Five Times Two (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, introspection, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 8K
Saraband (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The movie is a sequel to Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), where we revisit the characters of Johan and Marianne, then a married couple. After their divorce, Johan and Marianne haven't seen each other for 32 years. Marianne is still ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, introspection, love and romance, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couples, family problems, family in crisis, destiny, breakup ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, australia, munich germany, helsinki finland, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family life, family in crisis, love affair, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young woman sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, marital problem, maid, social differences, couple relations, crumbling marriage, society, dishonesty, family problems, couples, housewife, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, ex convict, job seeking, physician, loss of son, family relations, family reunited, loss of child, estrangement, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%