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Hold Back (2012)
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Hold Back (2012)
Original name: Rengaine
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo still rooted in the mentalities of the two communities: no marriages between Blacks and Arabs. Slimane, the elder brother, and guardian of traditions, will oppose this union in every way possible.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, tense, thought provoking
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, impossible love, love and romance, family problems, society, human nature, immigrants, family in crisis, misfit, religions or cults, unfulfillment, marriage, urban, siblings relations, sister, brother brother relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, society, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, siblings relations and human nature mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Hold Back: Inheritance (2012), Vegetarian (2009), Little Jerusalem (2005), Jaffa (2009), Manpower (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, family gatherings, wartime life, human nature, family life, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
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40%
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Jaffa (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: impossible love, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, forbidden love, interracial relations, family feud, family business, society, realism, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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33%
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 ...
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Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
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31%
Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, youth, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, suicide thoughts, friendship, urban, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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31%
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I Am Yours (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An unhappy single mother in Norway's Pakistani expatriate community begins to ignore her young son in favor of placating a Swedish filmmaker she thinks could change her life for the better.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, single parent, family relations, human nature, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, social misfits, society, culture clash, mother son relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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31%
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Aliyah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paris 2011. Alex is 27. He's lives off dealing and pays the debts of his brother, Isaac, who after being his support has now become dead weight. When his cousin announces he's going to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex imagines he can ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, moral dilemma, immigrants, lifestyle, society, brother brother relationship, drug dealer, debt, breakup, starting over, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, immigrants, follow your dream, hopes, family life, family problems, family relations, mother daughter relationship, social differences, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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28%
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, tense, realistic
Plot: tourist, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, moral dilemma, society, misfit, ocean or sea, family in crisis, ocean, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
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Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, family relations, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, terrorism, parents and children, injustice, religions or cults, society, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
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28%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
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I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: social decay, introspection, dysfunctional family, family relations, daydreamer, society, family problems, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
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Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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26%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: working class, immigrants, unemployment, realism, society, workplace, unfulfillment, parents and children, fired from the job, family relations, misfit, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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26%
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, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, unfulfillment, family feud, redemption, bittersweet, siblings relations, terminal illness, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
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25%
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama
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Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
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24%