Movies like The Bird of Happiness

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The Bird of Happiness (1993)
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The Bird of Happiness (1993)
Original name: El pájaro de la felicidad
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Carmen, a woman dedicated to the restoration of works of art, suffers a sexual assault shortly after being reunited with his only son. But she suffers from psychological disorder does not affect the man she lives. Deeply disappointed, he decides to embark on his own journey to the past.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, strong female presence, introspection, solitary, female nudity, politics, puppy, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, isolation, professor, male female relationship, painting, breakup, middle aged, poetry, solitude, poem, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother son relationship, poetry reading, break up, female director
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain

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Most similar movies to The Bird of Happiness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, introspection, youth, mother daughter relationship and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Bird of Happiness: Ismael (2013), Deep in My Heart (1999), The Misplaced World (2015), I Travel Alone (2011), Richness of Internal Space (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ismael (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An 8-year-old boy tracks down his father.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, family life, father and son, introspection, coming of age, haunted by the past, boyhood, bittersweet, family relations, father, family drama
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
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95%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: women, interracial relations, adoption, strong female presence, society, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mixed race, interracial rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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86%
The Misplaced World (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By chance Paul Kromberger discovers on the internet a photograph of the US opera diva Caterina Fabiani who is the spitting image of Evelyn, his dead wife. His unease and growing sense of alarm are transferred to his daughter, Sophie. Filled with ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, introspection, uncover truth, performer's life, life turned upside down, artists and showbiz, parents and children, father daughter relationship, opera singer, brother brother relationship, dead mother, american abroad ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, new york, usa
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85%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, friends, life turned upside down, youth, society, couples, twentysomething life, student life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Richness of Internal Space (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Locked up and isolated, constantly exposed and threatened to be killed, for the first time in his life Lazaro understood that he was a free man.
Style: uplifting, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Plot: captivity, introspection, human spirit, freedom, confined, survival, hopes, solitary, faith, kidnapping, lifestyle, free spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, mental institution, life is a bitch, rehabilitation center, family relations, power relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Anything You Want (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by her mother's absence, asks for an ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, single father, family problems, law firm, death in the family, family in crisis, death of mother, little girl, ethical dilemma, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, introspection, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, singleness, pregnancy, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Hell (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, erotic ...
Plot: false accusation, sister sister relationship, mysterious character, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, disability, mother daughter relationship, childhood trauma, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Andres Doesn't Want to Take a Nap (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Drama starring Norma Aleandro, Conrado Valenzuela, Fabio Aste
Style: serious, emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, isolation, estrangement, grandmother grandson relationship, dictatorship, death of mother, moving, youth
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: mental disorder, isolation, parents and children, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, estrangement, misfit, single parent, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, mountain, snow, cheating wife, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two lovers break the law and struggle to stay together when carnal obsession causes tempers to flare.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, blackmail, haunted by the past, young lovers, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, teenager, love, kidnapping, coming of age, mad love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, emotional, touching ...
Plot: lgbtq, family relations, transsexual, transvestism, estrangement, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, society, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: quebec, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, parents and children, incest, abuse, rape, therapy, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, custody, family problems, family relations, hopes, starting over, mental illness, family life, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, psychologist, depression ...
Time: 21st century
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, couples, family in crisis, death in the family, parents and children, love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, obsession, jealousy, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, estrangement, under the surface, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, youth, introspection, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, single parent, obsessive quest, self discovery, coming of age, godparent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, lyon, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: ambition, artists and showbiz, introspection, strong female presence, dancer's life, hopes, women, dancer
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, mental illness, teenage daughter, bulimia, family relations, family life, parent child relationship, starvation, obsession, physical appearance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Feast of the Goat (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: dishonesty, conspiracy, strong violent content, family relations, hopes, introspection, rivalry, vengeance, haunted by the past, homecoming, parents and children, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: dominican republic, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, introspection, father daughter relationship, elderly, father, parent child relationship, bittersweet, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, france, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, tense
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, elderly, immigrants, golden years, society, family problems, jewish
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, love and romance, culture clash, gender, fall in love, family relations, lifestyle, society, parents and children, gays and lesbians, sexuality, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Chromophobia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, celebrity culture, family problems, social worker, family relations, obsession, prostitute, family in crisis, female nudity, society, journalism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, introspection, family problems, family relations, life turned upside down, memory loss, accident, architect, school teacher, funeral, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, introspection, couples, society, friends, suburbs, unfulfillment, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: psychological, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, coma, husband wife relationship, hospital, family secret ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
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78%
A Memory in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jane Seymour stars in this made-for-TV drama as Rebecca Blake, a bookstore employee who lives contently in San Pedro, California with her construction-worker husband Joe (A Martinez). A chance meeting with a woman named Lynn Wyman (Cathy Lee ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: memory loss, small town, strong female presence, uncover truth, family relations, disorder, couple relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, haunted by the past, recurring nightmare, mother daughter reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%