Movies like The Wild Pear Tree

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The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
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The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
Original name: Ahlat Ağacı
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden, Qatar
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An aspiring writer returns to his native village in rural Turkey, where he becomes overwhelmed by his father's debts.
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, contemplative, slang
Plot: family conflict, writers, debt, family relations, father son relationship, homecoming, childhood, family crisis, countryside, gambler, society, horse race, gambling addiction, dog, nature, teacher, money, suicide, snow, book, meaning of life, destiny, ant, baby, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey

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Most similar movies to The Wild Pear Tree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, hopes, countryside, life is a bitch and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Wild Pear Tree: Winter Sleep (2014), Aliyah (2012), Distant (2002), Liverpool (2008), Post Tenebras Lux (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: hotel, midlife crisis, social differences, human nature, haunted by the past, divorce, couple relations, estrangement, dull life, family problems, workplace, guest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: turkey
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100%
 6.0
 512
Aliyah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paris 2011. Alex is 27. He's lives off dealing and pays the debts of his brother, Isaac, who after being his support has now become dead weight. When his cousin announces he's going to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex imagines he can ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, moral dilemma, immigrants, lifestyle, society, brother brother relationship, drug dealer, debt, breakup, starting over, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, israel
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49%
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, psychological, touching, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, love and romance, introspection, looking for love, down on your luck, human nature, society, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, south, alcoholic, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, couples, couple relations, hopes, dream, tragedy, swingers, swinger couple, cuckold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
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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: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, reconciliation, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
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39%
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: realistic, touching, contemplative, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, introspection, elderly, father daughter relationship, bittersweet, hopes, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Grocer's Son (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital after a stroke, he more or less reluctantly accepts to come back ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: village, family relations, grocer, heart attack, hospital, self discovery, homecoming, culture clash, parents and children, lifestyle, romance, conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, provence, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, single parent, elderly, friends, bittersweet, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 10K
Lovelorn (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A retired teacher who returns to Istanbul after years away, Nazim tries to reacquaint himself with his hometown, which has changed significantly. While waiting for his pension to begin, Nazim takes a temporary job as a taxi driver and frequently ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching, contemplative
Plot: woman in danger, village, love and romance, family relations, couples, hopes, fall in love, village life, sleazy, society, single parent, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, redemption, family life, society, buddies, life is a bitch, soldier, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch, hopes, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 793
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, murder, rapist, parents and children, society, gender, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 21K
Three Monkeys (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A family battles against the odds to stay together when small lies grow into an extravagant cover-up. In order to avoid hardship and responsibilities that would otherwise be impossible to endure, the family chooses to ignore the truth, not to see, ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, feel good, gloomy
Plot: family relations, hit and run, injustice, family secret, dishonesty, political corruption, innocence lost, boss and employee, family life, hidden truth, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Charter (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a recent and difficult divorce, Alice hasn't seen her children in two months as she awaits a custody verdict. When her son calls her in the middle of the night, Alice takes action, abducting the children on an illicit charter trip to the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: custody battle, family relations, family conflict, on the run, abduction, children, husband wife conflict, father son relationship, resort, female director, nightclub, teenage girl ...
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, buddies, hopes, redemption, bittersweet, estrangement, profanity, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
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Wild Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new film by French director Cédric Kahn focusses on Philippe Fournier, a man who lives with his 2 sons, having decided not to give them back to their mother after she won custody of the children. The children Okyesa and Tsali must grow up in ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, on the run, feral man, family relations, parents separation, hidden identity, teenage life, runaway, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, separated parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, family in crisis, family relations, disability, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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30%
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Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, touching, stylized ...
Plot: family, youth, family relations, countryside, parents and children, parent child relationship, father son relationship, nature, separated parents, kids and family, father and son, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
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The Apostle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Akim, young Muslim will become imam sees his upset when he is touched by the love of Christ ... In a family chaos that opposes his brother identity Akim attempt to be accepted by his family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, introspection, cause and meaning, family in crisis, society, family problems, religions or cults, faith, culture clash, family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Daughter's Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kaitlyn is a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads to her accumulating a mountain of debt. Her habit also causes a high degree of family tension.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, gambling addiction, money raising, obsession, teenage life, kids in trouble, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Beyaz Melek’ filmi; bir aşkın öyküsüdür.Bu aşk öyküsü, iki insanın birbirine duyduğu aşk değil, bir grup insanın hayata ve birbirlerine duyduğu aşkın ve sevginin hikayesidir.Filmde, doğudan batıya, mekteplisinden köylüsüne, ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, terminal illness, aging, retirement home, friendship, death, parents and children, retirement home life, village life, wedding, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Come Rain Come Shine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, captivating, serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, estrangement, working class, relationship vs career, life turned upside down, couples, emotionless, society, family in crisis, three generations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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27%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, culture clash, working class, youth, best friend, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, parents and children, hopes, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, countryside, poverty, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
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Love Battles (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A couple’s verbal sparring intensifies with shoving, punching and wrestling, escalating to the point where their frequent fighting sessions become real love battles…
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: village, love and romance, family relations, homecoming, sexual relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, strong sexual content, couples, unlikely couple, nudity (full frontal - brief), family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Liquid Truth (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rubens is a carefree, charismatic swimming instructor who finds himself accused of displaying inappropriate affection toward one of his students by the boy's mother. Other parents and colleagues are only too eager to condemn him.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: father son relationship, conflict, scandal, teacher, swimming, friendship, society, family relations, investigation, child abuse, youth, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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In the Open (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful professional career, loves her family, has enough money for a ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, family relations, estrangement, couples, husband wife relationship, sex scene, old house, moving, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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