Movies like The Stranger 1991

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The Stranger (1991)
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The Stranger (1991)
Original name: আগন্তুক
Genre: Drama
Country: India, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A well-off Indian family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman's long lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales that are at odds with their conventional middle class perspective on the world.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, semi serious
Plot: family relations, friendship, friends, couple relations, parents and children, family life, uninvited guest, society, human nature, introspection, disorder, hidden identity, fish out of water, dancing, village, lawyer, actor, singing, father son relationship, letter, tribe, wanderer, little boy, passport, rubik's cube ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, family life, couples, human nature and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Stranger: The Ungrateful (1973), Like Father, Like Son (2013), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Sex My Life (2008), Face (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ungrateful (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad, Damodar, has a heart attack and is advised to take ...
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, anti capitalism, introspection, working class, social differences, hopes, hidden identity, family relations, father son relationship, poetic justice, factory owner ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
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95%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
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: touching, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: childhood, architect, introspection, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, identity crisis, parents and children, family life, social differences, family reunited, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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90%
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An enigmatic drifter from the South comes to visit an old acquaintance who now lives in South-Central LA.
Style: sentimental, clever, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: uninvited guest, family relations, human nature, prodigy, best friends, opposites attract, betrayal, society, sexual relations, friendship, introspection, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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87%
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Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, hidden identity, social misfits, dishonesty, disorder, religions or cults, family relations, transvestism, parents and children, couple relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, writer's life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Listen... Amaya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Book a coffee", is an offbeat library cum coffee shop. It is owned and run by Leela Krishnamoorthy, a middle aged widow. She herself is as interesting and free spirited as the café she runs! Amaya, Leelas only child is a fire-brand 22 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, fall in love, love affair, family life, parents and children, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, self discovery, introspection, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, relationship vs career, family life, friends, family relations, social relations, couples, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Seaside (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul, a lifeguard in the summer, works at the grocery all winter. His mother, Rose (Ogier) likes to play the slots just ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, resort, family business, love triangle, hopes, elderly lovers, dull life, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, buddies, society, love and romance, starting over, down on your luck, human nature, parents and children, boss and employee, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Good Road (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, working class, father son relationship, boy, truck driver, husband wife relationship, truck, mother son relationship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Pilgrimage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kunhikuttan, a famous Kathakali dancer, meets Subhadra, a woman from an upper caste family, who falls in love with his character rather than himself.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Big City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Life at home changes when a housewife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a salesperson.
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, sincere, humorous
Plot: working woman, money, lipstick, strong female presence, satire, job seeking, couples, city life, urban, down on your luck, battle of the sexes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, rough, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: kids
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Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Home (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
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Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, introspection, moral dilemma, society, life is a bitch, youth, injustice, kids in trouble, religions or cults, parents and children, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, culture clash, family business, secret place, love and romance, fish out of water, society, family life, social differences, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Song of the Exile (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the early 1970s, it tells the story of a Chinese-Japanese student who returns to her native Hong Kong after graduating from a university in London. Once she arrives back home, she and her family begins to fight, largely due to cultural and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, thought provoking, contemplative ...
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Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, serious, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, family problems, under the surface, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, couples, parents and children, couple relations, boss and employee, coming of age, lifestyle, profanity, unfulfillment, power relations, family relations, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, christmas, society, dealing with death, single parent, human nature, innocence lost, teenage life, village, self discovery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
With a Girl of Himalaya (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas in order to deliver the remains of a Nepalese migrant worker to his family.
Style: surreal, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: obsessive quest, family problems, fish out of water, human nature, family life, escapades, misfit, dealing with death, hopes, village, introspection, death in the family ...
Place: nepal, asia, korea, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, interracial relations, family life, danger, politics, society, friends, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Damned Rain (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's more at stake than just failed crops when a drought strikes a rural community in this comedy-drama from India.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: farm, family life, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, farmer, farming, poverty, village, life is a bitch, electrocution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, friends, estrangement, couple relations, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Delhi-6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous, serious ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, on the road, society, adoption, fall in love, terminal illness, religion, hindu ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%