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Vigil (1984)
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Vigil (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toss lives on a sheep farm with her father in New Zealand. When Toss's father dies in an accident, Ethan, an itinerant hunter, wanders onto the family farm and is given a job by her grandfather. Toss's fairly innocent relationship with Ethan is severed when he forms a relationship with her mother.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, hunter, sheep, vengeance, youth, friendship, obsession, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, small town life, death in the family, dealing with death, small town, countryside, innocence lost, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, social relations, horse, mountain, nature, ballet, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, coming of age, youth, small town and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Vigil: The Third Side of the River (2014), Natural Sciences (2014), Swimmers (2005), Amy & Isabelle (2001), Angela (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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95%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, self discovery, on the road, youth, hopes, parents and children, teachers and students, family problems, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, family relations, friendship, youth, family in crisis, public health, solace, power relations, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexy, sexual
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, single parent, family life, love and romance, human nature, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, disgraced, isolation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 826
Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, sexual abuse, human nature, family life, child's point of view, spirituality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, family problems, friends, elderly, countryside, village, youth, school, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: anthology, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, family relations, infidelity, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, small town life, legal, forces of nature, death of child, snow, society, loss of son, social relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Attenberg (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: family relations, death of father, cancer, lesbian, self discovery, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, lgbt, factory worker, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, christmas, village, self discovery, family life, village life, eccentric family, parents and children, friendship, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, youth, child as adult, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, family problems, society, youth, small town life, disability, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shot in and around the central Otago communities of Omakau, Ophir and Alexandra, A coming-of-age film that centers on overweight 12-year old Billy who is not interested in being a farmer and doesn't care for Rugby. His escape is the fantasy ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, countryside, bullying, rugby, teenage life, teenage love, youth, misfit, social misfits, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, society, youth, generation gap, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, family problems, society, americana, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Happiness Runs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The neglected child of parents living on a commune, Victor is helpless to resist the atmosphere of sex and drugs that permeates his world, but he"s smart enough to know that if he is going to survive, he has to get out.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: fat girl, dysfunctional family, parents and children, self discovery, family problems, family relations, youth, rebellion, rebelliousness, hippie, voyeur, rape victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, womanizer, lifestyle, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, family problems, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, drowning, family relations, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, police officer, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, family in crisis, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, obsession, death in the family, family in crisis, tradition, authoritarianism ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hawk Is Dying (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: obsession, mentally challenged, hawk, supportive spouse, midlife crisis, family problems, family relations, death in the family, losing-it hero, parents and children, uncle nephew relationship, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, rough, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, age difference, mother, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friends, society, social decay, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 3K
Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, love affair, pregnancy, infidelity, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 264
Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, humorous, gloomy
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, youth, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 493
Hidden Diary (2009)
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 ...
Style: sincere, realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 3K
Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, lifestyle, single parent, youth, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 509
Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, youth, family relations, family problems, teenager, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ 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, sincere ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, parents and children, unfulfillment, small town, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%