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The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
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The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
Original name: O Estranho Caso de Angélica
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is struck by Angelica's beauty, but when he looks through his lens, something strange happens - the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, contemplative, captivating, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, death in the family, loss of daughter, family relations, ghost, fall in love, romance, photographer, couples, supernatural, friendship, death, parents and children, family problems, dealing with death
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, unfulfillment, dealing with death and couples mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Strange Case of Angelica: Torn (2013), Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983), A Blind River (2009), I Travel Alone (2011), Labrador (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Torn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two families bond when their teenage sons are killed in an explosion at a suburban mall only to discover one of their children is the prime suspect.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family problems, police investigation, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty, shopping mall, death in the family, explosion, dealing with death, suburbs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lori Anderson is trying to deal with the recent tragedy of her father's death. As Lori's mother moves on, Lori finds herself stuck, consumed by grief and anger. With the lingering feeling that something about her father's passing was ...
Style: serious, surprise ending
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, parents and children, death in the family, afterlife, supernatural romance, romance, supernatural, love and romance, dealing with death, true love, fall in love, family relations ...
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A Blind River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Seong-chan, aka Lucas Fedora, rejects his girlfriend's proposal to get married and start a family of their own and leaves her to return to Korea and find his biological mother. He checks into a run down motel owned by two widows who have demons ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: adoption, disorder, self discovery, introspection, haunted by the past, fish out of water, parents and children, hotel, obsessive quest, misfit, family relations, knife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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81%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, friends, youth, society, couples, twentysomething life, student life, student
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Labrador (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit Stella's father Nathan who lives alone with his labrador. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to having a baby, but Oskar appears to have doubts. When Oskar falls prey to ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, captivating, contemplative, gloomy ...
Plot: rivalry, pregnancy, dishonesty, intrigue, family relations, couple relations, couples, manipulation, island, pets, ego clash, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
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77%
Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Brian lets his girlfriend, decides to change city and way of life. Attracted by the incredible offer, purchase a large house outside keeping a big secret. One day you have the impression of seeing a woman in the garden and can also talk to her ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, impossible love, romance, fall in love, supernatural, couples, friendship, unfulfillment, countryside, cottage, time travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: maine, usa, new england, san francisco
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The Last Sign (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman who is tormented by the ghost of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She must come to terms with the past if she is to find peace and love...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, supernatural ability, ghost, family relations, mysterious character, starting over, mystery, death in the family, haunted by the past, dealing with death, loss of husband ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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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, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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72%
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Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ghost, family relations, family problems, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, elderly, dealing with death, hopes, golden years, reunion, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, new york, usa
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Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, family relations, family problems, last wish, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, nature, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Poll Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Estonia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1914 on a family estate, Oda helps a wounded anarchist, and as their illicit friendship deepens, a family turmoil erupts as the war closes in.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, experimenting, human nature, estate, parents and children, family relations, moral dilemma, collector, coming of age, youth, mad scientist, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: estonia, europe
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57%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, middle east, germany
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55%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, downfall, mischievous children, family life, parents and children, human nature, social differences, couples, family problems, society, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
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54%
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The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Duration: 103 min.
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Plot: love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, obsession, death in the family, family in crisis, illicit affair, half sister ...
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Country: Spain, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
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Never Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
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Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, elderly, golden years, unfulfillment, homecoming, death in the family, tradition, female protagonist, day of the dead, mother daughter relationship ...
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Archipelago (2010)
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Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Place: europe, england
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Written By (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lawyer who is killed in a car accident finds himself resurrected as a character in his daughter's novel.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, sincere, offbeat
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, parents and children, family relations, writer's life, dealing with death, death in the family, unfulfillment, alternate reality, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, novelist ...
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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 ...
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Place: france, europe
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The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Burning Secret (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Burning Secret is a 1988 drama film, based on the short story Brennendes Geheimnis by Stefan Zweig, about an American diplomat's son who befriends a mysterious baron while staying at an Austrian spa during the 1920s. The film was written and ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, talky ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
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Country: Spain, Portugal, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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The Juniper Tree (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Iceland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Margit and her older sister, Katla, flee their homeland in Iceland after their mother is killed for practicing witchcraft. Needing a place to stay, Katla casts a spell over a young farmer named Jóhann which makes him fall in love with her, ensuring ...
Style: contemplative, serious, gloomy, fairy tale
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, family relations, wizards and magicians, burned alive, parents and children, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, brothers grimm, female director, family in danger, corpse ...
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Place: iceland, europe
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The New World (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
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A Lake (2008)
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Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, psychological, contemplative ...
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Place: europe
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