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The End Is My Beginning (2010)
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The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Original name: Das Ende ist mein Anfang
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press correspondent in Southeast Asia, about the political and social changes which he has seen, and about the spiritual transformation he has experienced in recent years. But for him the most important is to show his son how he is preparing for the last great adventure of a lifetime.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: elderly, introspection, village, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, terminal illness, dealing with death, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe

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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, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, introspection, terminal illness and family problems mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The End Is My Beginning: Stopped on Track (2011), When the Night (2011), Be Sure to Share (2009), Nicholas' Gift (1998), A Butterfly Kiss (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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95%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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68%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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59%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, family problems, transplant, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, life is a bitch, death in the family, parents and children, terminal illness, family in crisis, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, introspection, couples, society, suburban life, friends, suburbs, unfulfillment, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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49%
Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, mercy killing, suffering, loss of daughter, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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47%
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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
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46%
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, mistaken identity, injustice, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, society, city life, political unrest, immigrants, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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45%
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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, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, couples, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: elderly, aging, introspection, drug abuse, dealing with death, terminal illness, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family reunited, introspection, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, redemption, aging, unfulfillment, family feud, reach out, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
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40%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, family problems, hopes, lifestyle, dealing with death, estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: john f. kennedy, ambition, lifestyle, family relations, politics, usa president, love and romance, tragic hero, parents and children, state affairs, looking for love, kennedy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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39%
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, lifestyle, family relations, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
39%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, mountain, strong female presence, society, unfulfillment, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, survival, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, race against time, couple relations, terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, death of mother, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, unfulfillment, dull life, death wish, sexual content, urban, dealing with death, siblings relations, disability, urban setting, human rights
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
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37%
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Balancing Act (2012)
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, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, downfall, down on your luck, job seeking, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Born and Bred (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, dealing with death, life is a bitch, loneliness, car accident, melancholy, introspection, destruction, nudity (full frontal - brief), snow, death, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia
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37%
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Sisters (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their father who abandoned them, and she feels isolated. She dreams ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, introspection, youth, family problems, single parent, godparent, self discovery, obsessive quest, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, lyon
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36%
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Ismael (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father and son, bittersweet, family relations, family drama, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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1 Message (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Tells the story of Becca, a beautiful 28 year-old woman whose perfect life is brought to an abrupt halt after she accidentally discovers a lump in her breast.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, twists and turns
Plot: unfulfillment, hopes, self discovery, introspection, terminal illness, strong female presence, dealing with death, life is a bitch, cancer, female protagonist, breast cancer, e mail
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, family relations, hopes, elderly, parents and children, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, gender, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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35%
It's All So Quiet (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a farmer, Helmer, who realizes that his life has been influenced to an unhealthy extent by his aging father. An adaptation of a bestselling and critically acclaimed novel by Gerbrand Bakker.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, gay, farmer, family relations, elderly, homosexuality, introspection, farm, midlife crisis, self discovery, hopes, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands
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34%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, alzheimer's disease, parents and children, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, single mother, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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34%