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Circles (2013)
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Circles (2013)
Original name: Кругови
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Circles (Serbian: Krugovi) is a Serbian movie based on the true story of a Serbian soldier who risked his life to protect a Muslim civilian during the war in Bosnia. During the war in Bosnia in 1993, a Serbian soldier pays for his life after protecting a Muslim civilian from being attacked by three other soldiers. 12 years later, the consequences of this act of heroism are still having their repercussions.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, tense, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, contemplative
Plot: surgery, hopes, society, life is a bitch, post war, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, metaphor, destiny, german, muslim, interracial relations, job seeking, debt, loss of son, hiding place, lifesaver, military, soldier, hospital, church, cemetery, doctor, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 20th century, year 1993, year 2005 ...
Place: europe, germany, serbia, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, yugoslavia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, society, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Circles: On the Path (2010), The Day I Was Not Born (2010), Offline (2012), The Karamazov Brothers (2008), Sinner (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, addiction, self discovery, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, couples, alcohol abuse, introspection, redemption, islam, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: support group, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, depression, family relations, single parent, parent child relationship, post war, female protagonist, child abuse, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, uncover truth, adoption, family relations, protecting from truth, hopes, life is a bitch, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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48%
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The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, parents and children, siblings relations, redemption, dealing with death, artists and showbiz, society, performer's life, human nature, family relations, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
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48%
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, lifestyle, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, political unrest, life is a bitch, military, ex athlete, parents and children, anti war, moral dilemma, dishonesty, soldier, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
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46%
The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: emotional, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, undercover, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, human nature, society, law enforcement, terminal illness, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, buddies, parents and children, profanity, hopes, friends, estrangement, redemption, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, change of luck, society, drugs/alcohol, hopes, youth, alcohol abuse, friendship, teenage life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working the system, social decay, moral dilemma, human nature, introspection, society, boot camp, immigrants, interracial relations, discrimination, realism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Blue Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up by ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, prostitute, introspection, society, police, xenophobia, racism, murder, journey, release from prison, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: unfulfillment, on the road, tragic love, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, ethnic conflict, journey, self discovery, thesis, society, wartime life, world ...
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Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Ladygrey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Estelle fights to maintain her sense of self while sleeping with Angus for money.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, under the surface, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, community, social relations, male nudity, death, dog, money ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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Going Away (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, love, weekend, loneliness, loan shark, dysfunctional family, family problems, female director, wealthy family, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, south of france
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35%
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, couples, rivalry, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
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34%
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, danger, escapades, immigrants, refugee, river, illegal immigration, post war, illegal immigrant, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
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Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: prison, confined, youth, crimes, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, criminal heroes, love and romance, prison life, romancing a criminal, switching roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
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33%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
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32%
Import Export (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, struggling to believe in themselves, to find a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, ukraine, eastern europe, central europe
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32%
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Grigris (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chad, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he's paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, he decides to go work for petrol traffickers.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, unlikely criminals, haunted by the past, society, family relations, disability, paralysis, dancer, job seeking, death threat, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa
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32%
Distant Lights (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lichter is an episodic tale from Hans-Christian Schmid about the life on the boarder between Germany and Poland. The film sheds light on the everyday stories of escape and desperateness.
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: taxi driver, border, immigrants, politics, danger, couples, human spirit, political unrest, architect, violence, injustice, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, germany, ukraine
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31%
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, family life, redemption, society, buddies, life is a bitch, soldier, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
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31%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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31%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: moral dilemma, witnessing a crime, society, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, illegal immigrant, hit and run, hit by a car, manslaughter, immigrants, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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When We Leave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: abusive father, marital rape, self discovery, family problems, family tradition, society, against the rules, family relations, life is a bitch, german, conservative, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, berlin germany, istanbul turkey
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