Movies like Balancing Act

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Balancing Act (2012)
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Balancing Act (2012)
Original name: Gli equilibristi
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, tense, captivating, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, breakup, life is a bitch, couples, job seeking, down on your luck, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity, crime and punishment, supportive parent, life turned upside down, parents separation, rock and roll, ambition, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, unfulfillment and couple relations mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Balancing Act: Bad Girl (2012), The Dinner (2014), Where God Left His Shoes (2007), About Sunny (2011), Istanbul (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, breast cancer, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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95%
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, family problems, under the surface, family in crisis, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: christmas, job seeking, eviction, coping, realism, family problems, life is a bitch, survival, ex athlete, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, family relations, interracial sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 212
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, small town, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, downfall, self discovery, relationship vs career, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, survival, dysfunctional family, family problems, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love, self discovery, couples, friendship, fall in love, supportive spouse, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, friendship, hopes, dishonesty, parents and children, terminal illness, life turned upside down, family relations, child illness, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Perfect Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antonio and Emma have been separated for years, but he does not accept when Emma dates other men. Indeed Antonio proves obsessive, aggressive and intrusive, and again threatens Emma to hurt the children: little Kevin, shy and introverted, and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, obsession, parents and children, breaking point, losing-it hero, family problems, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, crimes, ex husband, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, family problems, couples, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, disturbed childhood, adultery, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 3K
Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, family problems, cheating wife, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 505
Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, couples, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, doctor, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
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You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, cheating wife, sexual promiscuity, life turned upside down, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, family relations, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 988
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, dull life, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, death in the family, chance, sexual content, sexual abuse, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, addiction, parents and children, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, estrangement, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, introspection, life turned upside down, memory loss, accident, school teacher, funeral, death, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, terminal illness, unfulfillment, relationships, fighting illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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54%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, lifestyle, family relations, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, family problems, alcohol abuse, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family in crisis, single parent, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, confined, couple relations, prison life, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, visitation rights, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 325
When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, snow, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 314
Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, disability, couples, love and romance, dull life, unfulfillment, society, youth, down on your luck, parents and children, ex convict, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 317
Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, clinic, parents and children, mental institution, doctors and patients, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 537
Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, death in the family, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, family business, parents and children, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, serious ...
Plot: sailor, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%