Movies like Mercy 2012

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Mercy (2012)
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Mercy (2012)
Original name: Gnade
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself in his work as an engineer and an affair with a co-worker, Maria works overtime and Markus struggles at school. One night, after a double shift, Maria’s car collides with something – or someone – on the road. But from tragedy comes mercy: the accident catalysing all three family members towards reconciliation.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, touching, suspenseful, exciting, melancholic, contemplative
Plot: road accident, winter, guilt, couples, starting over, hopes, on the run, human nature, couple relations, husband wife relationship, terminal illness, adultery, father son relationship, infidelity, teenage boy, school, fishing, snow, female nudity, summer, church, helicopter, school bully, emigration, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about couples, couple relations, hopes, family relations, human nature, husband wife relationship and family problems mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mercy: Above Us Only Sky (2011), Among Us (2010), Mister John (2013), Dance Town (2010), Murder in Pacot (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, couples, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, doctor, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Mister John (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Singapore, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore. Discovering a foreign world of opportunity that had not existed before gives Gerry a chance at starting ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: starting over, couple relations, family relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity, human nature, couples, under the surface, widow, husband wife estrangement, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: social differences, starting over, couple relations, human nature, political corruption, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, couples, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
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Murder in Pacot (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Haiti, France, Norway
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society when they are forced to rent out their villa to a foreign aid worker and his enterprising local ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: haiti
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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, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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64%
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, graphic violence, gangsters, ghetto, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, boss and employee, infidelity, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, estrangement, couples, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple must hold on to $100,000 for 24 hours as they wait to buy a house. As the time ticks by, the true nature of their love unravels.
Style: realistic, talky, touching, serious, tense
Plot: breakup, family problems, couples, couple relations, sexual content, graphic violence, human nature, under the surface, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, usa, new york, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Naked Harbour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Naked Harbour is a movie about Finnish love in the year 2011. It is a story about people who seek love and acceptance at any cost. During one winter week all its characters face something irreversible.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, couples, innocence lost, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman on top, single mother, prostitute, russian, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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56%
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: serious, thought provoking, sincere, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
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56%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couples, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, male nudity, train ...
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A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, misfit, family relations, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, embezzlement, political corruption, dishonesty, couple relations, law enforcement, legal investigation, legal action, disorder, couples, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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52%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, breast cancer, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anna, a young theology graduate, starts work as a prison chaplain. She becomes especially concerned about one inmate, Kate, regarded as difficult and withdrawn, but whom the other inmates credit with mysterious healing powers.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, child killer, hopes, clergy, confined, couple relations, addiction, family problems, couples, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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51%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, destiny, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, family problems, love and romance, siblings relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, womanizer, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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49%
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What If? (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Visa papers have arrived for stock broker, Salim Rajabali, and he is scheduled to leave in less than a week. Then everything goes wrong when he and his brother, Javed, inadvertently implicate themselves in the murder of Deputy Commissioner of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, down on your luck, couples, love and romance, hopes, human nature, coincidence, death of father, mother daughter relationship, friendship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Something's Cooking (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, cause and meaning, cooking and food, couples, family relations, husband wife relationship, marriage, pregnancy, guilt, neighbor, seduction, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
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Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, under the surface, male escort, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, true love, love affair, couple relations, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, parents separation, couples, family problems, human nature, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Turbine (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick, an adulterous New Yorker, and his wife, Sarah, relocate to the Midwest for a fresh start. Nick soon befriends a wealthy local farmer and discovers a secret he's been keeping is not so easily left behind in this erotic and surreal drama.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, starting over, femme fatale, hopes, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, husband wife relationship, adulterous husband, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, society, love and romance, sexual content, infidelity, manipulation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 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 ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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