Movies like Hidden Diary

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Hidden Diary (2009)
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Original name: Mères et filles
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old independent woman, returns to visit her parents. By chance, she finds a notebook that belonged to her grandmother, a diary that may at last explain her departure. Will it reveal the things left unsaid, that have altered the relationships within the heart of the family ever since? In it, will Audrey find answers to the questions that she is asking herself about her own future?
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, parent child relationship, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, estrangement, small town, bittersweet, beach, doctor, cemetery, diary, pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, recipe, flashback, kitchen, blood, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada

Most similar movies to Hidden Diary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, estrangement, female director and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Hidden Diary: Hidden Love (2007), Another House (2013), Offline (2012), Empire of Dirt (2013), Pandora's Box (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, doctors and patients, clinic, mental institution, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
 6.3
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Another House (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mathieu Roy's L’Autre maison is an intimate and powerful family drama featuring three generations of great Quebec Actors. Marcel Sabourin plays Henri Bernard, an 86 year-old man with a failing grip on reality. His sons, a jet setting middle ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family problems, family relations, estrangement, aging, dysfunctional family, elderly, parents and children, memory loss, father son relationship, love, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.1
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, society, family problems, hopes, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.3
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Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, introspection, healer, new age, obsessive quest, estrangement, haunted by the past, mother son relationship, grief, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, buddies, family relations, bittersweet, hopes, friends, estrangement, redemption, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 3K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, introspection, island, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, women, mental disorder, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Curling (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a rural Quebec village in the dead of winter, Jean-François, a single father works at a deserted bowling alley at night and in a rundown motel during the day. His daughter, Julyvonne never leaves their home. Jean-François isolates her in ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: isolation, absent mother, bittersweet, family relations, single parent, parents and children, coming of age, youth, misfit, social misfits, home schooling, overprotective father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 415
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, adultery, disturbed childhood, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 244
The Fatherless (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family problems, death in the family, siblings relations, identity, mother son relationship, brother sister relationship, family secret, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 699
Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, parents and children, under the surface, estrangement, family gatherings, strong female presence, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 533
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, haunted by the past, hopes, estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Beyond (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, depressing ...
Plot: family relations, abusive father, dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, child abuse, husband wife relationship, dying woman, addiction, social realism ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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56%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family problems, estrangement, midlife crisis, parents and children, haunted by the past, hopes, investigation, redemption, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.6
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Baby Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Natalia is a 17-year-old mom living with her mother and son, Antos. She wanted to have a baby because it was a “cool” thing to do, and because she feels she has someone to love; someone who can love her in return. Everything changes when ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: parent child relationship, teenage life, immaturity, family problems, babies and infants, hopes, couples, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, mother child relationship, birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, mental illness, introspection, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, countryside, family gatherings, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: serious, tense, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, on the road, parents and children, bittersweet, crumbling marriage, protecting from truth, siblings relations, youth, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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50%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, adolescence vs adulthood, rebellion, parents and children, family relations, rebelliousness, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, small town, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, couple relations, haunted by the past, female nudity, family in crisis, vegetarian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, couples, family relations, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, coma, husband wife relationship, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: social decay, introspection, family relations, family problems, daydreamer, society, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, adult virgin, small town, unfulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, estrangement, single parent, youth, prostitute, small town life, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
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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, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, artists and showbiz, couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, female nudity, pregnant woman, bullfighting, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Preacher's Daughter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The estranged daughter of a small town minister is forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: clergy, estrangement, society, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, homecoming, small town, family problems, religions or cults, age difference, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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