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Bastards (2013)
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Bastards (2013)
Original name: Les Salauds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, psychological, captivating, tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: bankruptcy, family problems, uncover truth, family business, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, love and romance, hidden identity, family relations, vengeance, life is a bitch, graphic violence, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, deadly, siblings relations, family in crisis, sexual content, female director, revenge, love affair, rape, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, love and romance, couple relations and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Bastards: Making Plans for Lena (2009), Friday Night (2002), Mademoiselle Chambon (2009), Going South (2009), 3 Hearts (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, divorce, family problems, parents and children, couples, siblings relations, countryside, human nature, love and romance, family relations, florist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, rome italy, paris france, brittany
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Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, dangerous attraction, love and romance, couples, danger, romance, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, traffic jam, living together, friendship, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, family in crisis ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.9
 668
Going South (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a crush on Sam and tries to seduce him. Léa is a beautiful, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: ocean, gays and lesbians, striptease, friends, love affair, friendship, obsessive quest, introspection, intrigue, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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3 Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant romantically torn between two sisters.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: brother in law sister in law relationship, love triangle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, bittersweet, love and romance, siblings relations, unfulfillment, romance, sister sister relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Looking for Simon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon, a young German doctor who lives and works in Marseille, goes missing. His appartment is empty. His mother Valérie is desperate. She doesn't understand the reason of his disappearance. Therefore she asks Jens, Simon's former ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: missing person, gay, introspection, parents and children, gender, family relations, ex boyfriend, missing son, romance, society, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, unemployment, family in crisis, down on your luck, society, parents and children, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, fall in love, friendship, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, addiction, family relations, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, parents and children, drug dealing, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Suspect (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Teacher Rob Dekoster is a good man, albeit a bit too frivolous and liberal with funds the local arts center's interim director. His wife Nelle, who sometimes abuses drugs, spoils his ingrate teenage stepdaughter Sandy, who is kind only to her ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, family relations, manipulation, manipulations, life is a bitch, legal, rivalry, youth, dishonesty, parents and children, vengeance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, love affair, family problems, infidelity, adultery, family relations, sexually frustrated woman, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, contemplative, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Widow on the Hill (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A sexy young hospice nurse, is hired by a wealthy man to care for his sick wife who eventually dies. When the nurse becomes the widower's new bride and then he dies suspiciously leaving his vast fortune to the new Mrs., his daughter becomes ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: terminal illness, manipulation, investigation, manipulations, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, murder, parents and children, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
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The Intruder (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, heart transplant, redemption, parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, estrangement, going straight, transplant, black market ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, geneva switzerland, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Blood Red (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in the Napa Valley in 1895, an immigrant family struggles to keep their vineyards from industrialists.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, immigrants, murder, vengeance, family problems, injustice, family relations, righting the wronged, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Daddy or Mommy (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Florence and Vincent Leroy are a model couple. They have great jobs, a perfect marriage and delightful children. And now they want their divorce to be an equal success. But when they are both simultaneously promoted to their dream jobs, their ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, rivalry, breakup, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, family feud, husband wife relationship, disorder, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, year 2015, year 1999
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Brownian Movement (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychiatrist's adulterous past continues to haunt her and her husband after they move to India.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: cuckold, couple relations, crumbling marriage, power relations, strong sexual content, couples, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in crisis, adultery, sex addict, female doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, belgium, brussels belgium, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Pretty Things (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucie, who works as a white-hot fashion model, exhibits a dominant, often controlling, "Type A" personality, whereas identical twin Marie consistently projects a backward, reserved, laconic and unassuming attitude. When Lucie receives a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: family relations, twins, musician's life, lifestyle, switching roles, betrayal, mentally unstable, love and romance, losing-it hero, dishonesty, physical appearance, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After her mother decided that the eighteen-year-old mentally disabled Dora no longer has to take psychotherapeutic drugs, the young woman begins to blossom. The sedated teenager was never a problem for her surroundings – but new challenges arise ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, unlikely couple, mentally challenged, pregnancy, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, sexual relations, family in crisis, disorder, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Vulture (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Chile, France, South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public ...
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: car accident, crimes, love affair, insurance, romance, cons and scams, society, life is a bitch, power relations, lawyers and clients, lawyer, sleazy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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39%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, parents and children, sexual relations, gender, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, sexual content, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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38%
Looking for Alexander (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, doctors and patients, memory loss, police detective, family problems, a vision, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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38%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%