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Bringing Ashley Home (2011)
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Bringing Ashley Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her wild younger sister Ashley, who suffers from bipolar disorder and drug addiction, goes missing, Libba Phillips pours all her time and energy into finding Ashley and bringing her home. As the years go by, Libba refuses to give up hope, and, at the expense of her marriage and career, Libba finds her calling in life: creating a much-needed resource center for other families whose missing loved ones have fallen through the cracks.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: missing person, rescue, split personality, mental illness, mentally unstable, drug addict, bipolar disorder, sister, on the road, obsessive quest, siblings relations, drug addiction
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, female director, mental illness and missing person mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Bringing Ashley Home: My Sister's Keeper (2002), Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), Waking Madison (2010), Maladies (2012), The Sleepwalker (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for and independent and ordinary life. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: split personality, siblings relations, mental illness, family problems, disability, sister, sibling relationship, family life, family relations, schizophrenia, sister sister relationship, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, human spirit, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, stand up comedian, rape, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, confined, doctors and patients, power relations, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, friendship, family relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
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Maladies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, actor, siblings relations, mentally unstable, family relations, small town, friendship, split personality, gender bending, misfit, transistor radio, eyeglasses ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Sleepwalker (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young couple, Kaia and Andrew, are renovating Kaia's secluded family estate. Their lives are violently disrupted upon the unexpected arrival of Kaia's sister, Christine, and her fiancé, Ira.
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: estate, siblings relations, couple relations, couples, uninvited guest, missing person, family relations, young couple, sister sister relationship, crimes, under the surface, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Hut in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed and one of the boys carted off. The ...
Style: rough, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: misfit, forest, mentally unstable, in the woods, young heroes, life is a bitch, friendship, leaving home, mental illness, mental institution, youth, figment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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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
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, parent child relationship, love affair, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, mentally unstable, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sorrow and Joy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must try to reach for mutual and mature love in order to continue life after death.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family problems, mentally unstable, introspection, couple relations, under the surface, couples, child killer, family in crisis, death in the family, jealous spouse, innocence lost, butt naked ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, wartime life, missing person, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, prison life, parents and children, prison, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Girl in the Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mother, enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her three-year old daughter 15 years ago, has cut herself off from her ex-husband and son. However, when a troubled young woman with a checkered past enters her life, old psychic wounds ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, family relations, social misfits, isolation, misfit, loss of child, female protagonist, memory loss, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, racism, missing person, family relations, hidden identity, dishonesty, chases and races, society, rescue, parents and children, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1800s
Place: virginia, usa, canada
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35%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: emotional, contemplative, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Phantom Images (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, homecoming, single parent, unsupportive spouse, family relations, love, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, female director, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Theory of Everything (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Does God exist? Does Science prove God's existence or provide more reasons to doubt? Doug Holloway (David de Vos), a family man on the verge of financial and marital ruin, embarks on a journey to find his birth father, Dr. Eugene Holland ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, tense, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, family problems, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, protecting from truth, family in crisis, innocence lost, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Triptych (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted and inspired from the play Lipsynch, Triptyque is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle (Lise Castonguay) a schizophrenic bookseller, Marie (Frédérike Bédard), singer and actress, and Thomas (Hans Piesbergen), a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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31%
Family of Strangers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery: when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and, later, that her conception was the product of a rape.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: custody, missing person, adoption, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, babies and infants, terminal illness, doctors and patients, loss of virginity, rape, flashback ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings, under the surface, estrangement, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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30%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Into Thin Air (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ellen Burstyn stars as Joan Walker, a mother whose college student son vanishes while traveling from Canada to Colorado. When police fail to investigate, Walker takes matters into her own hands. She and her ex-husband begin a search, but when their ...
Style: emotional, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, crimes, deadly, private detective, college, siblings relations, school, teenage life, kidnapping, family relations, missing son ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa, colorado
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