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Congorama (2006)
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Congorama (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Belgium, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michel is a Belgian inventor. He cares for his father, a paralysed writer, is married to a Congolese woman and is the father of an interracial child whom he reassures as to his parentage. He discovers at the age of 41 that he was adopted, actually having been born in Sainte-Cécile, Quebec. In the summer of 2000, he travels to Quebec, supposedly to sell some of his inventions. While on a near-impossible quest to find his birth family in the town where he was born, he crosses paths with Louis Legros, son of another inventor, in a meeting which will change their lives.
Style: twists and turns, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, inventor, adoption, destiny, uncover truth, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, human nature, dishonesty, changing lives, coincidence, family secret, inventions and discoveries, tennis, refugee, refugees, unsupportive parent, unsuccessful, interracial relations, father son relationship, white male black female relationship, biracial
Place: belgium, europe, canada, quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sincere films with plots about family relations, hopes, parents and children, self discovery, bittersweet, couples and human nature mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Congorama: Intimate Stories (2002), Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999), A Family Thing (1996), Cleopatra (2003), Jo's Boy (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth Alison Gray is just your average suburban 11-year old waiting for adolescence to arrive when she finds out her whole life has been a lie. With only her imagination to guide her, she runs away to find the truth.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, hopes, family in crisis, self discovery, family problems, youth, obsessive quest, on the road, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada
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95%
Intimate Stories (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friends, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, redemption, human nature, destiny, small town life, rise to the top, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, adoption, transvestism, family relations, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, family life, self discovery, human nature, siblings relations, family gatherings, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, biracial, self discovery, family problems, parents and children, family life, death in the family, human nature, siblings relations, hopes, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: arkansas, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Cleopatra (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, friendship, on the road, best friends, human nature, looking for love, introspection, family business, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 571
Jo's Boy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Grandson of a legendary rugby player, son of a legendary rugby player, and he himself a legendary rugby player, Jo Canavero raises his only son, Tom, in a small village in the Tarn region. To the great displeasure of Jo, thirteen-year-old Tom is as ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: rugby, follow your dream, ambition, sport, youth, single parent, family relations, hopes, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
63%
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America (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lisa, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a Portuguese. Fernanda, the Spanish ex-wife of Victor, taking advantage of the coming wave of illegal immigrants in Portugal, wants to do business with false passports. Since then, and to ...
Style: captivating, tragicomedy, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, social relations, society, gang, social misfits, immigrants, couple relations, dark humor, family relations, dishonesty, forgery, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Les papas du dimanche (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The movie tells a story about a family in France, in contemporary times, and its problem such as bittersweet and sincere, breakup, family problems, parents and children.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, parents separation, starting over, breakup, bittersweet, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, separation, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, doctors, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4K
Mammuth (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Serge Pilardosse vient d'avoir 60 ans. Il travaille depuis l'âge de 16 ans, jamais au chômage, jamais malade. Mais l'heure de la retraite a sonné, et c'est la désillusion : il lui manque des points, certains employeurs ayant ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: on the road, track down, self discovery, introspection, family relations, escapades, aging, elderly, power relations, haunted by the past, boss and employee, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
By Dawn's Early Light (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Mike Lewis leaves L.A. to stay with his grandfather in Colorado for the summer, he hates the old man's cowboy ways. When Mike demands to go home, the old man agrees and saddles up a couple of horses for a six week trip toward California, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, grandparent grandchild relationship, hopes, youth, teenage life, family relations, male friendship, male bonding, teen rebel, horse riding, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 116
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, power relations, drugs/alcohol, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vodka Lemon (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hamo, a handsome 60-year old man, lives alone in a Romenian village with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. He also owns a retirement of seven dollars per month, a closet, an old russian television set and a military costume.A letter from ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: fall in love, haunted by the past, golden years, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family relations, romance, bittersweet, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, armenia, caucasus, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 530
Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Faith, Fraud, & Minimum Wage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hoax, self discovery, teenage life, life turned upside down, youth, society, dishonesty, hopes, miraculous event, parents and children, cons and scams, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art” After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, disorder, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, step siblings, life turned upside down, family relations, siblings relations, pregnancy, golden years, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
All the Wrong Reasons (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ensemble film about four everyday people: a store manager, a security guard, a fire fighter and a clerk who struggle in the aftermath of trauma.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: couple relations, single parent, couples, family relations, starting over, store, single mother, adultery, husband wife relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, amputee, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Upperdog (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers ...
Style: emotional, humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adoption, family relations, reunion, human nature, society, siblings relations, social differences, friends, ex soldier, female director, war trauma, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Empties (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, dishonesty, starting over, family relations, friends, couples, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, grandfather grandson relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Before it was a movie, it was a theatrical phenomenon! When Helen learns that her husband is leaving her for her best friend, the women in her family are ready with advice. Her devout mother preaches strength and forgiveness, while her parolee ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, dishonesty, human nature, human spirit, breakup, family problems, couples, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
When Day Breaks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, elderly, buried truth, family relations, escapades, obsessive quest, hidden truth, holocaust, concentration camp, lifesaver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands, France, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, hopes, family life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, moral dilemma, teenage life, family relations, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, small town, juice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The World Belongs to Us (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On a bridge, one night, a stabbing. There is Pouga. And there is Julien. The film shows the parallel destiny of these two young men who look alike without knowing each other.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, destiny, human nature, athlete and trainer, criminal heroes, athlete's life, crimes, firefighter, coach, multiple storylines, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Journey Through China (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Liliane, a provincial nurse in her peaceful fifties, must cope with the accidental death of her son in China. She decides to fly there in order to repatriate the body. This mourning journey will soon turn out to be a trip of discovery of her son ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: self discovery, estrangement, hopes, uncover truth, dealing with death, bittersweet, death in the family, journey, estranged son, language barrier, funeral, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 309
In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, couples, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, fighting illness, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Eighth Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Georges has Down syndrome, living at a mental-institution, Harry is a busy businessman, giving lectures for young aspiring salesmen. He is successful in his business life, but his social life is a disaster since his wife left him and took their two ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: down syndrome, friendship, train, on the road, mental institution, rain, weekend, bittersweet, self discovery, isolation, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, birth mother, secret, dysfunctional family, family secret, social worker, jealousy, working class, funeral, loneliness, bittersweet, loss of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, starting over, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, longing, couples, human nature, love, death, death of husband, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%