Movies like Absolution 2006

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Absolution (2006)
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Absolution (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: For 10 years, a journalist has avoided visiting her small hometown. When news spreads about a comatose man healing people from his home, she is sent to investigate.
Plot: rape, first love, religion, miraculous event, family relations, sexual abuse, coma, reporter, mother daughter relationship, confession, heart attack

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, rape, youth, sexual abuse, sister sister relationship and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Absolution: The Fishing Trip (1998), The Plouffe Family (1981), 1:01 (2006), The Three Madeleines (2000), Fathers and Sons (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Fishing Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this moving drama, three young Canadian women embark upon a journey to face and lay to rest their painful pasts. Though Kirsti (Jhene Erwin) is twenty-one and living independently as a college student, she remains haunted by horrible memories of ...
Plot: road trip, fishing, sexual abuse, child abuse, revenge, handgun, sister sister relationship, memory, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, cabin, mother daughter relationship, pistol ...
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95%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: world war two, family relations, great depression, conscription, canadian, religion, catholic, french canadian
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: coma, female director, family relations, suspicion, beating, teenager
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Three Madeleines (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three women who share a familial bond but little more come to know each other better in this beautifully-photographed drama. Marie-Madeleine (Sylvie Drapeau) is a photographer in her mid-30s who, for the first time, has come into contact with Mado ...
Plot: grandmother granddaughter relationship, on the road, adoption, convertible, island, illegitimate daughter, photographer, family relations, mother daughter relationship, dream, absent father, memory
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, miami, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, parents and children, bittersweet, family relations, performer's life, artists and showbiz, single parent, coming of age, lifestyle, youth, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old girl accuses her father of incest.
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, repressed memory, accusation, trial, liar, father daughter relationship, child abuse, court, anal rape, spanking, molestation ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, under the surface, incest, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, degradation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, kids in trouble, society, lifestyle, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Not in My Family (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new mother is haunted by postpartum depression. Based on a true story.
Plot: sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, repressed memory, depression, child abuse, childhood memory, memory, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, culture clash, immigrants, clergy, society, hopes, dysfunctional family, curses spells and rituals, sister sister relationship, buddhism, religion ...
Place: vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family reunited, family relations, dysfunctional family, depression, sister sister relationship, mother child relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female director, visit, drinking alcohol, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: court, rape, murder, rape accusation, teenager
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual harassment, social decay, rich and poor, woman in danger, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, gender, family problems, city life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
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Share (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
Plot: rape, high school, 16 year old, female director, locker room, bruise, pot smoking, repeated scene, party, hardware store, watching a video, drink ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 16K
Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, korean american, small town, friendship, coma, library, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: year 1954, year 1950, year 2008, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 241
Silent Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.
Plot: family conflict, rape, fear, rapist, testimony, court, family relations, rape victim, husband wife relationship, trial, secret, witness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, aunt niece relationship, aunt nephew relationship, judge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, affection, surprise, pregnancy, custody, baby ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Naked Pursuit (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Caught up in the swirling tide of student protests and riots, a young man becomes the unintentional murderer of a policeman. Handcuffed and enroute to jail, he escapes from the authorities and comes across a young woman on the beach, who is intent ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), male female relationship, sexual abuse, beach, sex, rape, exploitation, handcuffs
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Say That You Love Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fatou is a teenager yearning for attention and love in Sweden's suburbs. When she is gang raped by some class mates her whole world starts falling apart.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: gang rape, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, sexual abuse, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, high school, society, mother daughter relationship, denial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
Plot: aids, family relations, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, learning to drive, grandmother grandson relationship, brother sister relationship, lighthouse, best friend, beach, reconciliation, grandmother ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, hopes, drug abuse, addiction, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 321
Monologue (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home and stays with him for a period, leaving her daughter with him. ...
Plot: family relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, loneliness, scientist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teenager
Time: 70s
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.6
 137
Lost Kisses (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl in the deprived outskirts of a sprawling Sicilian city becomes a local celebrity to her needy community when word spreads that she just might be able to perform miracles.
Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, teenage life, hopes, lifestyle, society, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, satire, family problems, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, europe, italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Gift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: spoiled brat, christmas, friendship, brat, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, high school, human spirit, clergy, mysterious stranger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 2K
Apostasy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: evangelical christianity, jehovah's witness, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter, faith, religious fanatic, religion, belief in god, religious differences, family problems, religious intolerance, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 56
Zooey & Adam (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Adam and Zooey have been trying to have a baby for several months, only to end up pregnant after a rape. Unsure of the parentage of their child, they decide to have the baby anyway.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: pregnant from rape, pregnancy, rape, wanting a baby, husband wife relationship, moral dilemma, family problems, couples, family relations, relationships, trying to get pregnant, rape victim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, child rape, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, coming of age, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Scream from Silence (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womanhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape.
Plot: rape, female director, interview, rapist, male female relationship, contemplating suicide, hate, rape victim, feminism, misogyny, shame, courtroom ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%