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Menashe
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son.
Plot: single father, fatherhood, parent child relationship, jewish, faith, rabbi, judaism, religion, widower, father son relationship, tradition
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about father son relationship, family relations, parent child relationship, single father, parents and children, society and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like Menashe: Stolen Summer (2002), Courageous (2011), Fireproof (2008), The Welts (2004), Lorenzo's Oil (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stolen Summer
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: coming of age, family life, innocence lost, friendship, parents and children, social differences, down on your luck, working class, politics, friends, society, political unrest ...
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The End of Love
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
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Seize the Day
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but ...
Style: realistic, bleak, semi serious, heartbreaking, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, depression, corruption, hotel, crumbling marriage, drinking, greed, going straight, destiny, life, unlikely friendships, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   65%
 
A Father for Brittany
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
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Time: 90s
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    User:   59%
 
Live and Become
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
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 6.2
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Saved by Grace
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: France, Spain, Italy
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Po
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Nothing Sacred
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Country: USA
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Joshua
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy
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System:   47%
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I'm Losing You
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family life, dealing with death, death in the family, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family in crisis, terminal illness, hollywood, cancer, aids, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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    User:   47%
 
Weininger's Last Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film, dramatizing Weininger's life, is an adaptation of the 1982 play Soul of a Jew by Israeli writer Joshua Sobol. Director Paulus Manker also plays the lead role.
Plot: self loathing, christian, plagiarism, anti semitism, homosexual, jewish, politics, faith, suicide, flashback, marxism, phd ...
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Timepiece
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic
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Time: 90s
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Love Like Poison
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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My Life
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Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Forbidden Fruit
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, best friends, culture clash, youth, friends, against the rules, teenage life, religions or cults, fish out of water, rebellion, christianity, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
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Bad Family
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bad Family (Finnish: Paha perhe) is a 2010 Finnish drama/black comedy film written and directed by Aleksi Salmenperä and produced by Aki Kaurismäki. The film tells the story of an overly protective and controlling father who suspects incest is ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, family relations, nothing goes right, teenage love, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
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Freaking Beautiful World
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ippe and Papu are two teenagers spending the summer, when they get into trouble with their drug-dealer. They are forced to act as drug-mules. Along the way they meet a new girl, Mia.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, drug dealing, bar, going straight, addiction, rehabilitation, teenager, drug dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 8.3
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The Hunt
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, teacher, child abuse, hunting, children, divorce, guilt, paranoia, false accusation, violence, sexual abuse, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten
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    User:   47%
 

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