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Vegetarian (2009)
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Vegetarian (2009)
Original name: 채식주의자
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. During a family lunch, Yeong-hye tries to kill herself due to her father's abrupt violence. Observing all the happenings, Yeong-hye's brother-in-law, Min-ho, a videoartist, hears from his wife that Yeong-hye has a Mongolian spot on her hips. Min-ho gets inspiration from this and starts to sketch.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: family relations, couple relations, family problems, couples, human nature, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, marriage crisis, unfaithful husband, divorce, female nudity, bare breasts, sex with sister in law, sex with brother in law, father slaps daughter, body painting, male full rear nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and gloomy films with plots about couples, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage and human nature mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Vegetarian: Automatic (2005), The Policeman's Wife (2013), Scorn (2011), Hold Back (2012), Open Window (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, love and romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, hopes, womanizer, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, parents and children, unfulfillment, small town, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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89%
 8.1
 7
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, family relations, confined, couple relations, prison life, life is a bitch, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, visitation rights, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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65%
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, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, woman in danger, singleness, pregnancy, bittersweet, midlife crisis, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, golden years, elderly, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, estrangement, writer's life, single parent, family in crisis, relationship vs career, family problems, couple relations, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, bittersweet, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, relationships, living together, problem solving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, cigarette smoking, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 298
Mourning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative's house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along their son. Something terrible happens on their way...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: couples, family relations, death in the family, on the road, couple relations, misfit, mute or deaf, protecting from truth, family problems, nephew, grief, brawl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, couples, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 75
Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, couples, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, society, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: dentist, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, family relations, breakup, couples, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling relationship, parents and children, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, human nature, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, private vs public, couples, unsuccessful, down on your luck, university, film within a film, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
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Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, infidelity, couple relations, self discovery, couples, forbidden love, unfulfillment, estrangement, tour guide, family problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, introspection, family problems, self discovery, human nature, supportive spouse, medical school, family in crisis, hopes, love, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, fondling, couples, breakup, family life, impossible love, love triangle, starting over, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 210
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, introspection, human nature, dysfunctional family, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, on the road, hopes, interracial relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 1K
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 613
Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, melancholic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: beauty salon, estrangement, betrayal, family relations, family life, couples, midlife crisis, obsession, working class, family problems, unfulfillment, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 646
The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, family relations, social relations, couples, hopes, family in crisis, couple relations, missing person, search, flash forward, missing son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
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Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 666
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, multiple storylines, one day, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, love and romance, introspection, couples, looking for love, crumbling marriage, folk, unfulfillment, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
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Mile Zero (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mile Zero is a story about a father with a remarkable capacity to love.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, breakup, couples, estrangement, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dysfunctional family, wilderness, family in crisis, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%