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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, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, estrangement, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy, beach, cemetery, doctor, diary, female director, kitchen, blood, mother daughter relationship, recipe, flashback
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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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: Aloft (2014), Archipelago (2010), Hidden Love (2007), Pandora's Box (2008), Empire of Dirt (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: healer, mother son relationship, family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, obsessive quest, estrangement, haunted by the past, grief, new age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
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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, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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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: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, family relations, power relations, clinic, doctors and patients, mental institution, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, youth, single parent, society, danger, life is a bitch, social misfits, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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, dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, estrangement, elderly, parents and children, memory loss, father son relationship, love, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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74%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: family relations, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, alcoholic father, abusive father, husband wife relationship, child abuse, dying woman ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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73%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, adultery, disturbed childhood, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, reunion, siblings relations, death in the family, old house, identity, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship ...
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A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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68%
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Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young man feels compelled to travel with his grand-father. Tthe young man wants to find his father who ran away with the corpse of his ex-wife.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, family relations, family problems, elderly, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, parents and children, aging, death in the family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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67%
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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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64%
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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: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
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60%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, talky ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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56%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
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52%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
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52%
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49%
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48%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, bleak ...
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
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Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
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