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Border Caf? (2005)
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Border Caf? (2005)
Original name: کافه ترانزیت
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran, France, Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young widow takes over her late husband’s truck stop café, keeping hidden in the kitchen so as not to cause a scandal in Iran’s conservative society. But her brother-in-law, out of familial obligation, wants to take her as a wife and also take over the café. Meanwhile a Greek trucker who is a frequent café customer is slowly entranced — at first by her sublime cooking ability, and then by her.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: cafe, starting over, love affair, family relations, love and romance, hopes, society, immigrants, single parent, death in the family, independent woman, widow, mother daughter relationship, poverty, misfit, cooking and food, greek, dealing with death, isolation, strong female presence, love, food, truck, border, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, asia, greece, russia, turkey, iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about family relations, love and romance, hopes, romance, couples, parents and children and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Border Caf?: Parsley Days (2000), Flowers of Evil (2010), Once in a Lifetime (1994), Loving Leah (2009), American Wake (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Parsley Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young woman mulls how to terminate her unwanted pregnancy and whether to leave her boyfriend.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, starting over, youth, romance, breakup, couples, family problems, hopes, love and romance, adoption, babies and infants, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: nova scotia
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95%
Flowers of Evil (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris-Tehran. A rootless love story between Gecko, young and free, and Anahita, an Iranian woman in exile - tangled up in History and steeped in Internet, unique and spontaneous
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, political unrest, opposites attract, society, immigrants, computers and web, unlikely couple, internet, misfit, state affairs, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, france, iran, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, starting over, parents and children, pregnancy, boarding school life, bittersweet, family relations, family problems, couples, death in the family, hospital, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, cardiologist, marriage of convenience, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, family tradition, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couple relations, redemption, culture clash, hopes, starting over, misfit, society, couples, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, hopes, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Quiet Chaos (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pietro is a successful businessman with a wife and a daughter. One day he helps his brother save two women from drowning at the beach. When he returns home he finds that his wife has died. Now Pietro has to take care of his daughter, Claudia. When ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: starting over, family problems, parents and children, self discovery, death in the family, hopes, family relations, brother brother relationship, single parent, father daughter relationship, single father, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.8
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Lovelorn (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A retired teacher who returns to Istanbul after years away, Nazim tries to reacquaint himself with his hometown, which has changed significantly. While waiting for his pension to begin, Nazim takes a temporary job as a taxi driver and frequently ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative, touching
Plot: woman in danger, village, couples, family relations, love and romance, village life, single parent, society, hopes, fall in love, sleazy, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Bright Days Ahead (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bright days ahead? Caroline has retired, at last. A new life lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and, most of all, herself. However, she soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: cheating wife, older woman younger man relationship, starting over, against the rules, romance, elderly, experimenting, couples, young at heart, infidelity, love affair, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Spain, France
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Macário spends an entire train journey to the Algarve talking to a woman he does not know about the trials and tribulations of his love life: straight after starting his first job as a book keeper at his Uncle Francisco's shop in Lisbon he ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: accountant, romance, love and romance, fall in love, wooing, social differences, society, hopes, starting over, blonde, train ride, fan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, society, single parent, american dream, working class, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 442
Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, hopes, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, fall in love, serial killer, embezzlement, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 800
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Somewhere Only We Know (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
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Place: europe, prague, czech republic, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, fall in love, society, romance, love and romance, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Rashevski's Tango (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, society, romance, family problems, couples, adoption, introspection, family life, curses spells and rituals, holocaust, nanny, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Duration: 169 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 2K
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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The Adopted (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 695
For a Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, Anne makes a shocking discovery: an old photograph casts doubt on her origins and leads her to discover a mysterious uncle who lived with her parents after the war. As she lifts the lid on a long forgotten family ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 613
Painkillers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Casper (Gijs Blom) has never met his father and lives alone with his mother Marit (Birgit Schuurman). He likes to spend his free time playing the piano, so he is thrilled when he is chosen to become a pianist in a youth orchestra – and especially ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
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45%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 77
Letting Go (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Unlucky in love, strangled at work, and tormented at home, Joel Slater is desperately searching for a way to juggle his life. But sometimes, the secret to happiness begins with letting go.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: introspection, starting over, romance, love and romance, love triangle, therapy, industry, dream, depression, secret, pets
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 4K
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Style: sincere, inspirational, captivating, light, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 436
Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them.
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%