Movies like Irene 2009

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Irene (2009)
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Irene (2009)
Original name: Irène
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: introspection, couple relations, love and romance, couples, hopes, artists and showbiz, danger, filmmaking, dealing with death, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, death, loss of loved one, camera, video camera, abortion, memories, monologue, actress, country house, diary, car accident, egg, death of loved one, aging ...
Time: year 1972
Place: france, europe, paris france, lyon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about couples, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, introspection, unfulfillment and family relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Irene: Personal Belongings (2006), Cet amour-l? (2001), Labour of Love (2014), The Dust of Time (2008), Through the Olive Trees (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, immigrants, couples, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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95%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, silent film, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, working class, romance, couple relations, couples, introspection, society, unfulfillment, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, solitude, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, lovers reunited, society, couple relations, political unrest, hopes, starting over, politics, parents and children, couples, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: russia, usa, germany, italy, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, couples, fictional reality, couple relations, hopes, actor's life, love and romance, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, film within a film, new wave, earthquake ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, cigarette smoking, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, workplace, theater, couples, family problems, love and romance, boss and employee, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Pater (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier drink together in bars while coming up with tall tales.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, contemplative
Plot: friends, buddies, artists and showbiz, film within a film, filmmaking, ethics, french politics, business ethics, retiring, role playing, bakery, camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
You Can't Write a Letter (2013)
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, sister sister relationship, love, death, unfulfillment, kiss, aids ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, hopes, investigation, estrangement, family problems, redemption, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Anna M. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to try and stay in touch ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, unfulfilled love, mental illness, doctors and patients, doctor, hate, hopes, love and romance, danger, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, sexuality, lesbian, group of friends, sex, sexual attraction, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I'm Going Home (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Having to take care of his now-orphaned grandson, he struggles to ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: orphan, family problems, actor's life, love and romance, getting home, hopes, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, couples, male female relationship, old age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, starting over, fall in love, love and romance, romance, couples, coping, workplace, hopes, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wandering Streams (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Emile is a 70-ish former horticulturalist who once raised bonsai trees "because they don't take up too much room." Indeed, his whole existence is safe and uneventful to a fault, somewhat juiced by friendship with raucous fishing ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: looking for love, aging, love and romance, couples, village, friendship, introspection, family relations, sexual relations, golden years, buddies, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, family relations, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, family relations, social differences, friendship, friends, power relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, servant, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seaport, obsession, romance, hopes, follow your dream, couples, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, working class, sailor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, couple relations, playwright, society, friendship, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, gender, elderly, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, fall in love, unfulfilled love, introspection, couples, religions or cults, family problems, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, hopes, human nature, family problems, couple relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Guys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: firefighter, terrorism, journalism, hopes, couples, human spirit, couple relations, love and romance, danger, writer's life, post september 11 2001, train travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Lady in Paris (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Estonia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris as a caretaker for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger former lover. ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, friendship, love and romance, power relations, boss and employee, obnoxious boss, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, nagging and grouching, society, bittersweet, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, estonia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mountain, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, couples, family problems, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, lesbian relationship, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
After the Rehearsal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She is the lead in his new production of Stindberg's ...
Style: clever, psychological, talky, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: showbiz, destiny, couple relations, haunted by the past, love triangle, theater, alcohol abuse, love affair, introspection, family in crisis, human nature, apprentice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family problems, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%