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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
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Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Original name: そして父になる
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, disturbing, psychological, sincere, intense, realistic, enigmatic, feel good ...
Plot: childhood, architect, family reunited, coming of age, family relations, self discovery, introspection, moral dilemma, identity crisis, life turned upside down, parenthood, parents and children, family life, social differences, medical malpractice, society, family problems, disorder, human nature, switched at birth, abandoned, lawyer, father son relationship, boy, class differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, society, family life, bittersweet and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Like Father, Like Son: I Wish (2011), Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), After the Wedding (2006), The Other Son (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: youth, parents and children, brother brother relationship, train, desire, family relations, father son relationship, broken family, family problems, hopes, separated parents, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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100%
 8.0
 28K
Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: depressing, touching, gloomy, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: childhood, poverty, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, young kid, child abandonment, malnutrition, tragedy, survival, children, family relations, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
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100%
 7.9
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Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, family reunited, family gatherings, family life, family tradition, generation gap, bereavement, reconciliation, dealing with death, parents and children, father daughter relationship, generation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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100%
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: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family, family bonds, wealth, family relations, family secret, family problems, hopes, financial problem, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family relations, switched at birth, jewish, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, teenage boy, introspection, society, disorder, interracial relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
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25%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 121
The Apostle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Akim, young Muslim will become imam sees his upset when he is touched by the love of Christ ... In a family chaos that opposes his brother identity Akim attempt to be accepted by his family.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, cause and meaning, life turned upside down, introspection, family in crisis, family problems, religions or cults, society, religion, family conflict, culture clash, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, human nature, bittersweet, redemption, unfulfillment, family feud, brother sister relationship, problem solving, brother, relationship problems, living together ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: melancholic, sincere, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, marriage, adultery, pregnancy, family relations, couples, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, lyrical, serious, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, memory, samurai, brothers, depression, grandmother, atomic bomb, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, tokyo, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 3K
Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, gender bending, depression, sexuality, family problems, society, parents and children, unfulfillment, lgbt, small town, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 2K
Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, destiny, supernatural, terrorism, life is a bitch, estrangement, haunted by the past, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, religions or cults, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 2K
The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, family problems, under the surface, family in crisis, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, parents and children, family life, disappearance, child abduction, police detective, family problems, crimes, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 340
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 807
All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, estrangement, pregnancy, death in the family, society, social decay, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, painter, art ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, aging, beauty salon, siblings relations, couple relations, elderly, pretty girl, japanese schoolgirl, bittersweet, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: emotional, touching, lyrical, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jewish, hopes, couple relations, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 4.3
 667
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: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, jewish, coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, rabbi, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, introspection, life turned upside down, memory loss, accident, funeral, death, school teacher, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, intense, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, marriage, first contact, relationships, mentor, hospital, redemption, divorce, parenthood, fantasy world, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: seattle, washington state
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18%
 5.5
 340
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: politics, dysfunctional family, introspection, life is a bitch, factory worker, factory, injustice, family problems, family life, human nature, couples, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, society, lifestyle, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, family relations, husband wife relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.5
 11K
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: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, hopes, redemption, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 4K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: harsh, realistic, emotional, touching, poignant ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, teachers and students, poetry, cheerleading, high school, love and romance, youth, power relations, parents and children, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 207
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: social differences, family relations, family problems, human spirit, family life, parents and children, introspection, society, hopes, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%