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Doctor Vlimmen (1978)
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Doctor Vlimmen (1978)
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, touching, uplifting, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, intrigue, false accusation, countryside, friends, legal action, life is a bitch, elderly, legal, haunted by the past, dishonesty, aging, small town, rivalry, golden years, wounded animal, village, doctor, veterinarian, peasant, mistrust, bigotry, friend, husband wife relationship, stupidity ...
Time: 70s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, netherlands

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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 friendship, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet and haunted by the past mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Doctor Vlimmen: Time Of My Life (2012), Between Us (2013), The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008), G.H.B. (2014), The Last Summer (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family life, friendship, buddies, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, rivalry, bittersweet, legal action, unfulfillment, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, life turned upside down, reunion, friendship, life is a bitch, friends, under the surface, writer's life, countryside, brazilian, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
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: sincere, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, small town, friends, golden years, elderly, buddies, prayer, funeral, boy, friendship between boys, youth ...
Time: 70s
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55%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, on the run, obsessive quest, looking for love, haunted by the past, on the road, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Last Summer (2007)
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, family relations, intrigue, rivalry, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
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I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, hopes, self discovery, starting over, mental illness, golden years, bittersweet, alzheimer's disease, painting, intergenerational friendship, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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49%
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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49%
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Oxygen (2010)
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, deadly, buddies, unfulfillment, fall in love, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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White Mama (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, eviction, friendship, interracial relations, survival, neighborhood, poor, society, golden years, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, teenage life ...
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Place: new york, usa
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41%
The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Flaxfield (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere ...
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Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Left Luggage (1998)
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, family relations, liberal, eviction, haunted by the past, parents and children, holocaust survivor, religions or cults, mentally challenged, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy, contemplative ...
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The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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