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The Lowlife (2017)
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The Lowlife (2017)
Original name: 最低。
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a 2016 novel by Mana Sakura, “The Lowlife” shows the stories of three women who work in Japan’s adult video industry .
Style: captivating
Plot: porn actress, porn, japanese schoolgirl, erotica, relationships, women, life, family relations, mother daughter relationship, social problems, female protagonist, teenage girl, porn star, pornography, mini skirt, eye candy, woman wearing a miniskirt, girl wearing a miniskirt, based on a novel
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, disturbing and sincere films with plots about family relations, relationships, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, social problems, family problems and female director mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Lowlife: Journey to a Mother's Room (2018), Little Girl Blue (2007), Youtopia (2018), Interlude (2016), Girls from Dubai (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Journey to a Mother's Room (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie about a daughter, who leaves home for the first time. Her mother, left behind, doesn't know how to fill the empty place.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, loneliness, female protagonist, family relations, mother and daughter, lifestyle change, changing lives, grownups, relationships, life, new year ...
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Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, midlife crisis, changing lives, relationships, lifestyle change, family life, family, character change, change of heart ...
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70%
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Youtopia (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman decides to sell her virginity to pay off her mother's debts when she realises that her earnings as an online x-rated model are not enough.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: family relations, loss of virginity, defloration, female protagonist, virgin, social problems, parents and children, social relations, dysfunctional family, money problems, family problems, financial problem ...
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64%
 6.1
 15
Interlude (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sofia, recently separated, takes her daughters to a small coastal town. Each one in their own universe, live the interlude as a challenge to free themselves and face their fears.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: mother daughter relationship, separation, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, family, mother and daughter, breakup, social problems, single mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Girls from Dubai (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Emi is a young ambitious girl who has been dreaming about a big world for years. Whenever an opportunity arises, she jumps into its modes without hesitation, becoming an exclusive escort. Soon it is she who, at the invitation of Arab sheikhs, begins ...
Style: disturbing, captivating
Plot: prostitute, attempted seduction, female protagonist, recruitment, seduction, social problems, sheik, women, erotica, lechery, prostitution, high society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Holiday Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: female impersonator, gay father, mother daughter relationship, drug addiction, fatherhood, lgbtq, gay parent, family relations, relationships, male female relationship, life, drug dealer ...
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54%
Love & Loathing & Lulu & Ayano (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A timid young woman who lives with her domineering mother accepts an Adult Video scout's offer to "become somebody else" by performing in porn videos. As she rises in popularity, the boundaries between her two lives begin to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: porn industry, alienation, suicide, japanese woman, loneliness, stalking, porn actress, popularity, jealousy, employer employee relationship, self discovery, sex work ...
Place: tokyo
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53%
 6.5
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The Truth (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, mother, family, female protagonist, redemption, couples, autobiography, love, adaptation, family problems, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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One War (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: May, 8, 1945. Maxim Prokhorov, major of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, arrives at a small northern island. There live eleven people: five young women, five children from one to three years, and the captain Karp Nichiporuk. The young ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: island, boat, family problems, dysfunctional family, social problems, wartime, society, social misfits, women, military, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: post world war two, year 1945
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Sister, My Keeper (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: 2 Sisters are forced to get along when their parents get mixed up in the Civil War, and leave them in charge.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: sibling rivalry, civil war, family relations, sister sister relationship, life, wartime, sisters, relationships, sister, jewish, telegram, horse and carriage
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48%
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Asia (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika. Vika's deteriorating health urges Asia to finally find her voice as a mother and to embrace and cherish their time together.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, fighting illness, sick child, family relations, parents and children, relationships, child, lifestyle, mother and daughter, teenage girl, nursing ...
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47%
 5.8
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Elisa K (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Elisa (Claudia Pons) lives with her father (Hans Richter) in Spain following the breakup of her parents. Elisa goes to a fair with her father, and meets one of his friends (Jordi Gracia), a successful jeweler. Days later, a change ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: tragic past, confronting the past, troubled past, mother daughter relationship, family relations, female protagonist, restaurant, school, child rape, amusement park, female nudity, ferris wheel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Three Sisters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For her latest project, commissioned by Arte and starring members of the Comédie-Française, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (A Castle in Italy, Rendez-Vous 2014) shot an idiosyncratic, half-modernized adaptation of one of Chekhov’s greatest, most ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: three sisters, sister sister relationship, family relations, relationships, coping, dream, life, sister, male female relationship, sisters, family, brother sister relationship ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 64
My Last Love (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bong-yong Kim is one of a modest Korean dad who struggles to survive from the work place without any time to get along with his family. He has to work over than he had to, since the boss treat him like his servant – drink late every night, drive ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: father daughter relationship, father son relationship, family relations, husband wife relationship, family, job, relationship vs career, relationships, manager, teenage girl, schoolgirl, asian girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Twitch: You Are My Toy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Minori is a head-strong photographer who is romantically involved with Kushida, her editor. On a photography assignment she gets into an argument with her subject, Ageha, a female erotic manga artist who, like Minori, is 30 and single. ...
Style: erotic, psychological, captivating, disturbing, sexploitation film
Plot: photographer, sexploitation, erotica, relationship problems, coworker, love triangle, love interest, co worker co worker relationship, forbidden love, eroticism, employer employee relationship, workplace ...
Place: japan
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42%
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Nude (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After graduating from high school, young Hiromi moves from Niigata to Tokyo to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. She first starts out in the adult film industry under the stage name of Mihiro...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: porn actress, model, japanese woman, autobiography, porn star, social problems, porn industry, lifestyle, sex worker, sexual content, cooking, female nudity ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Resisting Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mexico City, 1960. Aurelia lives happily with her family. Just before the birth of her third daughter, her husband dies in an accident. Years later, Leonor, the oldest daughter, has quit her studies to help her mother support the household. Beatriz, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, surreal
Plot: family problems, estrangement, family relations, social problems, alienation, kids and family, relationship problems, mother daughter relationship, surrealism, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
House of Hummingbird (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Whatever she does, Eunhee feels like an outsider. Then her new Chinese teacher turns out to be so utterly different from everybody else. A compassionate and meticulously told narrative of a seemingly regular summer that leaves nothing unchanged.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: relationships, personal growth, middle school, high school, female protagonist, coming of age, adolescence, female writer, lgbt, teenage life, family problems, grownups ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Deadly Influencer (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman commits murder to keep her classmates' social media careers under her thumb. After killing a popular friend, she turns her sights on a new girl, but the girl's mother suspects the truth and will fight to protect her daughter.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, teenager, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, mystery, killings, teenage life, social network, secret identity, death threat, social problems, classmate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Drucker in the Dug-Out (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The movie is about Minami Kawashima, a high school girl who becomes the manager of her school's baseball team in place of her hospitalized friend, Yuki Miyata. She tries to lead the team to the National High School Baseball Championship by ...
Style: captivating, sincere, uplifting, psychological
Plot: school, baseball, japanese schoolgirl, contests and competitions, sport team, sport, manager, rivalry, disability, human spirit, society, friendship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mano po 6: A Mother's Love (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Melinda Uy is a half-Filipino, half-Chinese struggling mother to four children married to a full-Chinese blood man. Her family was believed to bring curse to Olive's famiily. Because of this, Melinda was not accepted by Uy's family as one ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
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Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ah, Wilderness: Part 1 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: boxing, japanese man, friendship, criminal, social issues, poor, life is a bitch, social problems, boxer, society, poverty, speech impediment ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Fallen Angel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "No Longer Human" tells the story of a young man who has felt since childhood utterly alien from others around him. Since that time he has learned to put on a face to hide his alienation. He feels incapable of belonging to the human ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: painter, estrangement, social awkwardness, social problems, relationships, relationship problems, life is a bitch, social misfits, alienation, suicide, alcoholic, artist ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Life Inside Out (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled youngest son.
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: family, teenage son, family relations, female protagonist, teenager, lifestyle change, musician, relationships, mother son relationship, changing lives, lifestyle, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Yesterday's Children (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jenny Cole lives with her husband and son in middle America. She is pregnant and starts to have very vivid dreams about a small city that has a big church. She then starts talking to her mother about it and her mother shows her some drawings she ...
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: love, family history, orphanage, ancestry, family relations, female protagonist, family secret, parents and children, puzzle, uncover truth, sleeping, family ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 1K
Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, female protagonist, little girl, adult child friendship, parents and children, mother child relationship, relationship problems, family relations, relationships, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 412
Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, family life, relationship vs career, social relations, friends, family relations, couples, couple relations, parents and children, suburban life, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With guidance from their mother, five siblings overcome humble beginnings to form the renowned gospel group the Clark Sisters.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: gospel, female singer, musician, music band, music, family relations, musician's life, women, love and romance, black people, longing, aspiration ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family life, fall in love, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, feminism, human nature, dysfunctional family, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Desert Bride (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teresa’s life is turned upside down when she is forced to accept a job far away. On her way, she loses her bag, causing her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: traveling salesman, journey, changing lives, lifestyle, female protagonist, relationships, lifestyle change, family relations, male female relationship, travel, road trip, female director
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%