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, introspection, strong female presence, solitary, female director, female nudity, politics, male female relationship, puppy, break up, middle aged, father daughter relationship, painting, professor, poetry, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, breakup, solitude, isolation, poem, poetry reading, mother son relationship
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, female director, introspection, society and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Bird of Happiness: Ismael (2013), Deep in My Heart (1999), The Misplaced World (2015), Madrid, 1987 (2011), The End of Innocence (1990). 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, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father and son, bittersweet, family relations, family drama, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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95%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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75%
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, touching, emotional
Plot: performer's life, uncover truth, introspection, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, opera singer, female director, ballet teacher, dead mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, germany
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69%
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Madrid, 1987 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two characters: old and young; teacher and pupil; man and woman. Four walls within which they conjure intellectualism, relive the profession (journalism), explore politics and discover each other.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, witty, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, aging, society, confined, elderly, isolation, locked in, attempted seduction, journalism, relationships, seduction, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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53%
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: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, family problems, law firm, family in crisis, death in the family, single father, little girl, death of mother, switching roles, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mother and Son (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, psychological, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, family problems, isolation, parents and children, human nature, mother son relationship, dying mother, parent child relationship, loneliness, old woman, nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, friends, youth, society, couples, twentysomething life, student life, student
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
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52%
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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: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage daughter, mental illness, family life, family relations, physical appearance, teenage life, parents and children, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, transsexual, gender, youth, coming of age, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, society, parents and children, transvestism, estrangement, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, pregnancy, singleness, midlife crisis, bittersweet, woman in danger, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, homecoming, single parent, unsupportive spouse, family relations, love, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, female director, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, gloomy, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, isolation, estrangement, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, misfit, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Freak City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, misfit, mentally challenged, disability, female director, multiple sclerosis, wheelchair
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, siblings relations, down on your luck, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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41%
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Elisa, My Life (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and she decides to travel to the countryside of Madrid with ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, family problems, strong female presence, oedipus complex, marriage crisis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: disturbing, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, isolation, grandmother grandson relationship, dictatorship, death of mother, moving
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina
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39%
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, family problems, hopes, lifestyle, dealing with death, estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, illicit affair, half sister ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
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38%
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, human spirit, introspection, hopes, confined, danger, survival, kidnapping, freedom, solitary, faith, free spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: blackmail, rape, haunted by the past, young lovers, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, teenager, kidnapping, love, mystery, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: false accusation, sister sister relationship, mysterious character, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, disability, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship, childhood trauma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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37%
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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, husband wife relationship, abusive father, child abuse, dying woman ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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36%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, hopes, starting over, family relations, family problems, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, rock paper scissors, woman in underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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35%
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, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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35%
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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: realistic, touching, contemplative, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, introspection, elderly, father daughter relationship, bittersweet, hopes, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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34%
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, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, support group, family relations, family problems, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, cello, roulette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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34%
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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: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: man boy relationship, friendship, celebrity culture, family relations, social worker, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, prostitute, female nudity, society, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, single parent, rebellion, youth, society, legal action, fighting the system, misfit, human nature, disability, parents and children, obstacle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Little Sparrows (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who is yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, self discovery, introspection, strong female presence, love, mother, sister sister relationship, dying mother, motherhood, christmas, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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33%