Movies like Orphan 2009

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Orphan (2009)
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Orphan (2009)
Original name: Huacho
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: social differences, family relations, human spirit, parents and children, family life, society, family problems, introspection, hopes, village, family in crisis, poverty, lack of money, village life, social relations, bittersweet, school, video game, summer, mother, boy, old man, grandfather, bus, grandmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, society, hopes, family in crisis and family life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Orphan: With a Girl of Himalaya (2008), Life, Above All (2010), Shirley Adams (2009), Atlantic. (2014), Choco (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
With a Girl of Himalaya (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas in order to deliver the remains of a Nepalese migrant worker to his family.
Style: realistic, surreal, emotional, serious, atmospheric
Plot: obsessive quest, family problems, fish out of water, misfit, escapades, dealing with death, hopes, family relations, human nature, death in the family, family life, village ...
Place: nepal, korea, asia, himalaya
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Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: poverty, human spirit, social misfits, youth, society, hopes, family relations, leaving home, social relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
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57%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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51%
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Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: starting over, human spirit, family life, escapades, hopes, ocean, on the road, village, society, immigrants, family relations, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, hopes, society, family problems, unemployment, parents and children, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, strong female presence, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
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48%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, introspection, island, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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46%
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, society, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, poverty, worker, countryside, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, mental illness, introspection, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, couple relations, misfit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, family problems, society, workplace, youth, hopes, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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38%
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Spiral (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Their men went to the North in search of their destiny, while they stayed.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, student film
Plot: social relations, immigrants, gender, family problems, family in crisis, village life, bittersweet, village, society, strong female presence, homecoming, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: serious, tense, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, under the surface, parents separation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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32%
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, immigrants, family problems, hopes, follow your dream, family life, family relations, social differences, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, introspection, last wish, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, family gatherings, wartime life, family life, bittersweet, village, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 134
Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, hopes, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family relations, switched at birth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, teenage boy, introspection, society, disorder, interracial relations, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: pension, colonel, hopes, parents and children, small town, family relations, downfall, haunted by the past, couple relations, family life, small town life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: countryside, family life, society, family relations, hopes, couple relations, couples, swinger couple, dream, tragedy, cuckold, baby boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, youth, working class, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, teenage life, introspection, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Delay (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. María is never alone: she watches over everyone, sleeps very little, and works too much. She’s increasingly overwhelmed. One day, on impulse, María decides to abandon Agustín. The tightening ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, family life, working class, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, poverty, old man, nursing, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, lifestyle, family relations, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
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Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, culture clash, family business, secret place, parents and children, family life, family problems, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sailor, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 6K
Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, society, love and romance, fighting illness, reconciliation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 678
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, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, estrangement, under the surface, parents and children, family gatherings, strong female presence, siblings relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, culture clash, false accusation, social differences, religions or cults, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 1K
Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, american dream, hopes, family problems, immigrants, single parent, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, rebellion, hopes, society, against the rules, love and romance, youth, family relations, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: village, islam, hopes, politics, self discovery, family life, wartime life, starting over, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, battles ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1979
Place: pakistan, asia, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%