Movies like Like a Star Shining in the Night

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Like a Star Shining in the Night (2008)
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Like a Star Shining in the Night (2008)
Original name: Comme une étoile dans la nuit
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple finds out what love truly means when one of them has a brush with death. When Anne and Marc met, it was love at first sight, and the longer they were together, the more they realized they never wanted to be apart. But not long after they married, Marc's doctor discoveres some unexpected symptoms...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: optimism, radiation, terminal illness, life turned upside down, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, love, family relations, male female relationship, family reunited, wedding planning, sister in law, unfulfillment, wedding, death, female nudity, hospital, male nudity, doctor, moving, hopes, letter, funeral, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france

Most similar movies to Like a Star Shining in the Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about couples, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness and hospital mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Like a Star Shining in the Night: You Can't Write a Letter (2013), Declaration of War (2011), Those Who Remain (2007), The C-Word (2015), Matching Jack (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, overcoming, optimism, family problems, couples, babies and infants, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, human spirit, optimism, terminal illness, family relations, couples, journalism, hopes, life is a bitch, couple relations, blogger, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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58%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, hopes, parents and children, friendship, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, family in crisis, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, introspection, couples, society, suburban life, friends, suburbs, unfulfillment, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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
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49%
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An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, addiction, supportive spouse, pregnancy, male female relationship, pregnant wife, physician, relationship vs career, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, france
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, couples, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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45%
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, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis, dealing with death, sickness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, golden years, elderly, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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41%
Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: literature, writer's life, tuberculosis, life is a bitch, couple relations, obsession, convict, infidelity, family relations, writers, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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41%
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Live! (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anna is a vital woman who is married and has two daughters. She picks up her old passion of writing again after frequent requests by a colleague and a friend, but she had not foreseen the consequences of family and friends reading her stories...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, family life, couples, disability, terminal illness, infidelity, mother daughter relationship, midwife, love, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, moral dilemma, couple relations, couples, hit and run, male female relationship, friendship, family crisis, family problems, disorder, family in crisis, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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39%
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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
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37%
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, aquarium, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, father son relationship, love, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, autism, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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35%
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Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: starting over, life is a bitch, human spirit, optimism, hopes, working class, nudity (full frontal - brief), cleaning lady, female protagonist, homelessness, single woman, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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34%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family relations, rebelliousness, couple relations, race against time, survival, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, loss of friend, workaholic, couple relations, lifestyle change, problem, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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30%
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
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30%
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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30%
Sleeping Sickness (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, plague, destructive relationship, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, heroes, family, getting home, doctor, family relations, homecoming
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, child illness, doctors and patients, hospital, terminal illness, teenage boy, disease, doctor patient relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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29%
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Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, adoption, veterinarian, parents and children, social relations, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, couples, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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29%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Melbourne (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amir and Sara are a young couple on their way to Melbourne to continue their studies. However, just a few hours before the departure of their flight, they are unintentionally involved in a tragic event.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, life turned upside down, family in crisis, immigration, fear, tragedy, depression, existentialism, couples, down on your luck, suffocation, tobacco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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29%
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I Will Follow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: life turned upside down, relationship vs career, couples, single parent, interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, dull life, supportive spouse, society, doctors and patients, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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28%
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: couples, working class, fall in love, society, life is a bitch, misfit, immigrants, security guard, pursuit, gang, chase, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, unfulfillment, crimes, prostitute, hospital, love, couples, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, buddies, unfulfillment, fall in love, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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