Movies like Doctor Vlimmen

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Doctor Vlimmen
Original name: Dokter Vlimmen
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A veterinarian lives together with his sister and her son in a small Flemish village. He has to cope with gossip and distrust from the villagers.
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: legal action, haunted by the past, dishonesty, countryside, small town, rivalry, friends, intrigue, friendship, golden years, false accusation, aging, elderly, legal, life is a bitch, wounded animal, dutch, animal cruelty, belgian, peasant, bigotry, illegitimate child, cruelty, stupidity, veterinarian ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, netherlands

Most similar movies to Doctor Vlimmen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, elderly, family problems, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Doctor Vlimmen: Two Is a Happy Number (1972), Emile (2003), White Mama (1980), The Last Summer (2007), Norma Rae (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Two Is a Happy Number
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, golden years, store, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, dating, divorce, marriage, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   95%
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 6.4
 674
Emile
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, dealing with death, human nature, university, introspection, redemption, college, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
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 8.3
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White Mama
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, interracial relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, golden years, neighborhood, survival, poor, juvenile delinquency, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   61%
 
The Last Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, friendship, village, teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, domestic disturbance, intrigue, parents and children, summer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   72%
 
 7.4
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Norma Rae
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, workplace, working class, fighting the system, courage, friendship, feminism, jewish, price of justice, idealism, greed, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   53%
 
 7.4
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Left Luggage
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, holocaust, jews, judaism, tragedy, coming of age, nazis, nudity (topless - notable), family life, depression, nazi ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
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System:   62%
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Capturing Mary
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, lifestyle, estate, unfulfillment, social relations, golden years, elderly, life is a bitch, youth, flashback, party ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
Manon of the Spring
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, uncover truth, french, tragedy, haunted by the past, village, life & death, greed, loneliness, countryside, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
The Mouth Agape
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, death in the family, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
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The Verdict
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, hospital, courtroom, court, fighting the system, lawyer, justice, betrayal, legal action, mentor, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
Jean de Florette
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: greed, human nature, french, storytelling, destiny, tragedy, farm, cons and scams, village, mentor, beautiful scenery, countryside ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
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Satantango
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 450 min.
Story: Inhabitants of a small village in Hungary deal with the effects of the fall of Communism. The town's source of revenue, a factory, has closed, and the locals, who include a doctor and three couples, await a cash payment offered in the wake of ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: village life, social relations, village, couple relations, cons and scams, down on your luck, dishonesty, poverty, loneliness, farm, pub, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
 7.4
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The Dead
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday ...
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: irish, death, self discovery, memory, existentialism, love triangle, gunfight, storytelling, loneliness, dishonesty, beautiful scenery, adaptation ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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The Turning
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, postmodernism, small town, introspection, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, homecoming, small town life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, haunted by the past, hospital, estrangement, family problems, introspection, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
The Cruel Embrace
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, single parent, haunted by the past, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
Pandora's Box
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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, countryside, aging, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
 7.7
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Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
Is Anybody There?
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, golden years, life & death, loneliness, childhood, coming-of-age, mentor, retirement home, afterlife, dealing with death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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Little Soldier
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, human spirit, friendship, small town, parents and children, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, friends, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin, makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry. As Jonathan shares lessons in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, family, small town life, religions or cults, coming of age, youth, friends, buddies, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
 5.6
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Hide Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, sailboat, grief, death of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Plot: courtroom, elderly lovers, golden years, single parent, aging, legal action, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, courtroom drama, custody, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
 6.7
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Family Tree
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, golden years, dealing with death, coming out, introspection, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, gender, family problems, family relations, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   52%
 
To an Unknown God
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ageing man comes to terms with his mortality and his sexual orientation. The film was groundbreaking in its frank and mature examination of homosexuality.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, aging, haunted by the past, gender, introspection, obsession, coming out, elderly, society, unfulfillment, couples, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
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Beyond
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, alcoholic father, dying woman, child abuse, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
The Law of Enclosures
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, retirement home, gulf war, crumbling marriage, aging, couple relations, infidelity, elderly, terminal illness, love and romance, soldier, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
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Oxygen
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friends, buddies, human spirit, optimism, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 7.6
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The Bench
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kaj is a stubborn man with a great deal of pride. The former chef lives in a council flat. He has wasted his life and is now on a council job training scheme for the long-term unemployed, where he refuses to let the foreman of the activation project ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: parents and children, hospital, family problems, family relations, aging, urban, starting over, alcohol abuse, working class, estrangement, danger, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Wandering Streams
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Emile is a 70-ish former horticulturalist who once raised bonsai trees "because they don't take up too much room." Indeed, his whole existence is safe and uneventful to a fault, somewhat juiced by friendship with raucous fishing ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly lovers, drugs/alcohol, golden years, elderly, countryside, buddies, village, aging, friendship, looking for love, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
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