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The Delay (2012)
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The Delay (2012)
Original name: La demora
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. María is never alone: she watches over everyone, sleeps very little, and works too much. She’s increasingly overwhelmed. One day, on impulse, María decides to abandon Agustín. The tightening grip of old age and the guilt of familial responsibility loom over this absorbing drama from rising director Rodrigo Plá. With an exacting gasp of the internal and external struggles María must endure, Plá explores the challenges of a timeless issue and society’s conflicted responses to life’s central questions. (Hamptons International Film Festival)
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, family life, mental illness, society, working class, urban ghetto life, single parent, old man, poverty, nursing, urban ghetto, cold, lie, grandfather, waiting, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, uruguay

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, family problems, parents and children and working class mostly in Drama, Thriller and Family genres. Some movies like The Delay: Blood of My Blood (2011), Something Like Happiness (2005), About Sunny (2011), Imperial Dreams (2014), Colossal Youth (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood of My Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.
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Plot: family life, juvenile delinquency, single parent, working class, crimes, family problems, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, violence, urban ghetto life, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
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Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, single parent, couples, eccentric family, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, working class, down on your luck, family problems, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
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Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, street kid, parents and children, family relations, society, hopes, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
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The Way We Are (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Way We Are is a respectful, unglamorous, and serenely charming portrait of regular people and a Hong Kong town that normally gets a bad rap. It may put you to sleep, but the visit and Ann Hui's quiet touch are exceptionally worthwhile.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, working class, society, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, loss of daughter, loss of husband, poverty, hopes, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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Zig Zag (2002)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, coming of age, misfit ...
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Bluebird (2013)
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, parents and children, immigrants, hopes, society, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, countryside, poverty, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
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Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
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Country: Japan
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Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
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Style: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
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Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
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Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
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Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
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