Movies like When Day Breaks

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When Day Breaks (2012)
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When Day Breaks (2012)
Original name: Kad svane dan
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It was buried by an inmate Isaac Weiss in the year 1941. The professor finds out that his real parents, the Weiss's, gave him away to their friends, the Brankovs, just before they were taken into the camp. Inside the box there is an unfinished musical score, called "When day breaks", composed by the inmate Isaac Weiss. Searching for the truth about himself and his origins, Misha discovers the little-known truth about Judenlager Semlin camp, one of the worst Nazi execution sites in the heart of contemporary Belgrade. At the same time, the professor's obsession is to complete the composition, started by his father, and to perform it on the site of the former camp... which he, after many vicissitudes, finally succeeds.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, concentration camp, obsessive quest, elderly, haunted by the past, escapades, lifesaver, golden years, uncover truth, buried truth, holocaust, identity, classical music
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, europe

Most similar movies to When Day Breaks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, elderly, golden years, parents and children, self discovery, haunted by the past and aging mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like When Day Breaks: Redwood Highway (2013), The Untouchable (2006), I Forgot to Tell You (2009), Hide Away (2011), Sisters (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, escapades, parents and children, redemption, obsessive quest, family relations, estrangement, golden years, introspection, haunted by the past, elderly, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Untouchable (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After learning from her mother that her father lives in India, a young woman goes there to meet him for the first time.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, parents and children, single parent, self discovery, culture clash, estrangement, single mother, absent father, actress
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: friendship, mental illness, self discovery, elderly, starting over, hopes, golden years, friends, euthanasia, drawing, painting, alzheimer's disease
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 737
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: starting over, hopes, golden years, small town, friendship, friends, elderly, self discovery, haunted by the past, redemption, dock, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.4
 183
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: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, godparent, obsessive quest, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, introspection, self discovery, youth, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 365
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, coming of age, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, parents and children, countryside, family relations, youth, haunted by the past, child driving car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 2K
Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, folk, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, pregnancy, couples, obsessive quest, on the road, infidelity, train, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 288
Welcome Aboard (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: starting over, self discovery, youth, elderly, beach, seaside, encounter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Aadaminte makan abu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for Hajj that year. Abu, being a true Muslim, wants to go for Hajj ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching
Plot: elderly, religions or cults, society, aging, couples, golden years, couple relations, pilgrimage, malayalam
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 33
Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, society, family problems, elderly, golden years, immigrants, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, self discovery, youth, elderly, dysfunctional family, aging, urban, introspection, small town, coming of age, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 640
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, farm, countryside, family relations, golden years, siblings relations, hopes, parents and children, selflessness, introspection, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 80
Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, aging, family relations, power relations, teenage love, estrangement, haunted by the past, youth, elderly, couples, teenage life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Traces of Sandalwood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, India, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can't forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother's death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, track down, haunted by the past, self discovery, reunion, siblings relations, actor's life, forceful separation, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, india, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 118
Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: elderly, memory loss, life is a bitch, golden years, mental illness, family relations, aging, alzheimer's disease, doctor, father daughter relationship, senior citizen, retirement home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 841
Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, best friends, job seeking, folk, longing, gender, feminism, society, friends, immigrants, friendship, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, serbia, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
House in Brittany (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young woman inherits her family's historic home on the coast of Brittany, a house she has not been to since her father died there when she was age 12.
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, haunted by the past, childhood memory, landscape, house, heiress
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, atlantic ocean, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, golden years, parents and children, life is a bitch, parents separation, terminal illness, single parent, supportive parent, dedication, family life, aging, chain smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dealing with death, family problems, family life, suburbs, family relations, terminal illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, pubic hair, hospital, sickness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 173
Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, coming out, family problems, death in the family, gender, introspection, aging, haunted by the past, hopes, elderly, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 558
The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: elderly, humble, small town life, small town, obsession, retiring, social relations, working class, society, aging, workplace situations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 555
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: social relations, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, suburban life, parents and children, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, youth, single parent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 4K
Still Mine (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly, golden years, elderly lovers, love and romance, couple relations, couples, aging, elderly couple, dementia, bureaucracy, alzheimer's disease
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 269
Annie's Point (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Plot: family relations, golden years, parents and children, escapades, last wish, elderly, on the road, gambling, prison, punishment, embarrassment, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 10
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, psychological, gloomy
Plot: friendship, looking for love, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, on the road, on the run, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friends, youth, college, friendship, parents and children, mysterious character, religions or cults, family relations, teenage life, airport, female protagonist, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 1K
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: touching, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, estrangement, redemption, aging, introspection, family problems, family feud, family relations, reach out, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 197
The Fatherless (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: siblings relations, family problems, death in the family, family relations, self discovery, reunion, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, identity, boat, old house, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 470
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, couples, disorder, family relations, journalism, media, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: puppy, golden years, elderly, optimism, tour guide, friendship, disability, family relations, friends, hopes, animal training, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%