Movies like Doctor Vlimmen

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Doctor Vlimmen (1977)
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Doctor Vlimmen (1977)
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: intrigue, friendship, false accusation, legal action, haunted by the past, dishonesty, countryside, small town, rivalry, friends, golden years, aging, elderly, legal, life is a bitch, wounded animal, doctor, veterinarian, peasant, bigotry, stupidity, cruelty, illegitimate child, husband wife relationship, friend ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, 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, elderly, youth, life is a bitch and golden years mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Doctor Vlimmen: Time Of My Life (2012), The Last Summer (2007), I Forgot to Tell You (2009), White Mama (1980), G.H.B. (2014). 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: buddies, friendship, mercy killing, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friends, dealing with death, legal action, family life, legal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, friendship, summer, teenager, village, teenage life, youth, friends, buddies, domestic disturbance, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: friendship, elderly, friends, golden years, starting over, self discovery, mental illness, hopes, alzheimer's disease, painting, drawing, euthanasia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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White Mama (1980)
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, survival, poor, neighborhood, eviction, interracial relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, golden years, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: on the road, on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, looking for love, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: transplant, friendship, terminal illness, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, friends, buddies, human spirit, optimism, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: 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 ⇓
45%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, father daughter relationship, winter, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Nest (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a town near Salamanca, an eccentric widower, aged 60, is captivated by an imp, a precocious 13 year old. Alejandro is wealthy and alone, passing time with music, chess, and his shotgun. Gregoria (Goyita) the daughter of a weak-willed policeman ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: elderly, youth, village, friends, odd couple, friendship, platonic, chess, intergenerational friendship, suicide, sniper, nest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Two Is a Happy Number (1972)
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, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: divorce, marriage, dating, starting over, friendship, support group, college, golden years, battle of the sexes, store, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Paradise Lost (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Mayor of a small Flemish town is determined at all costs to save a unique bird sanctuary from a ruthless businessman who advocates a housing development on the site. The main story, though, centres on a childhood trauma that unites the two men ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: village life, rivalry, social relations, village, ego clash, campaign, male nudity, teenage sex, femme fatale, incest, female nudity
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Capturing Mary (2007)
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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, lifestyle, estate, unfulfillment, social relations, golden years, elderly, life is a bitch, youth, mansion, party ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, coming of age, holocaust survivor, family life, youth, family relations, female nudity, mentally challenged, parents and children, haunted by the past, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wandering Streams (2010)
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: drugs/alcohol, elderly lovers, golden years, elderly, countryside, buddies, village, aging, friendship, looking for love, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
To an Unknown God (1977)
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: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, aging, lgbt, haunted by the past, gender, introspection, obsession, coming out, elderly, society, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
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 ⇓
39%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
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, disturbing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, introspection, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: gloomy, serious, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dealing with death, life is a bitch, small town, starting over, friendship, haunted by the past, deadly, friends, loss of daughter, interview
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, friends, starting over, human spirit, haunted by the past, reunion, hopes, sexless marriage, seaside, older woman younger man relationship, auschwitz
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ 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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, countryside, aging, small town, self discovery, parents and children, urban, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Suspect (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Teacher Rob Dekoster is a good man, albeit a bit too frivolous and liberal with funds the local arts center's interim director. His wife Nelle, who sometimes abuses drugs, spoils his ingrate teenage stepdaughter Sandy, who is kind only to her ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: false accusation, manipulations, parents and children, courtroom, dishonesty, rivalry, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, vengeance, couple relations, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Emile (2003)
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, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, golden years, dealing with death, human nature, university, introspection, redemption, college, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, wife husband relationship, death, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: starting over, estrangement, human nature, redemption, parents and children, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unemployment, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Waiting for the Clouds (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: epic, serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: elderly lovers, village life, golden years, village, elderly, ocean or sea, love and romance, family relations, deportation, identity, alienation
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: greece, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: friendship, hospital, child illness, terminal illness, youth, dealing with death, human spirit, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friends, make believe, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Red Like the Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, fairy tale
Plot: follow your dream, school, human spirit, village, boarding school, coming of age, against the odds, hopes, youth, rebelliousness, friendship, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
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, clever, semi serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: retirement home, coming of age, friendship, golden years, dealing with death, retirement home life, elderly, youth, friends, reconciliation, loneliness, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Beyond (2010)
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: child abuse, alcoholic father, dying woman, introspection, parents and children, coach, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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