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: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: golden years, concentration camp, obsessive quest, holocaust, identity, self discovery, escapades, uncover truth, haunted by the past, elderly, family relations, buried truth, lifesaver, classical music
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, serbia

Most similar movies to When Day Breaks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, elderly, golden years, parents and children, aging, self discovery and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like When Day Breaks: The Untouchable (2006), Redwood Highway (2013), In Mom's Head (2007), I Forgot to Tell You (2009), Sisters (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: obsessive quest, parents and children, family relations, single parent, self discovery, culture clash, estrangement, single mother, actress, absent father
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Plot: on the road, golden years, introspection, redemption, elderly, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: parents and children, love and romance, countryside, unfulfillment, youth, family relations, coming of age, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: friendship, elderly, friends, golden years, starting over, self discovery, mental illness, hopes, painting, alzheimer's disease, euthanasia, drawing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 182
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, coming of age, obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, godparent ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: self discovery, small town, friendship, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, flashback, father daughter relationship, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, folk, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, obsessive quest, infidelity, pregnancy, love and romance, couples, bear, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 79
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, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: aging, teenage life, elderly, youth, family relations, golden years, teenage love, haunted by the past, relationship vs career, estrangement, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, deportation, gays and lesbians, golden years, dealing with death, introspection, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, gender, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: family life, golden years, aging, parents and children, family relations, single parent, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents separation, supportive parent, dedication, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: haunted by the past, homecoming, house, childhood memory, heiress, landscape
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, cornwall, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, aging, countryside, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, starting over, elderly, youth, beach, encounter, seaside
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching
Plot: golden years, religions or cults, pilgrimage, elderly, aging, couple relations, society, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: golden years, aging, introspection, estrangement, elderly, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: golden years, aging, memory loss, elderly, family relations, mental illness, life is a bitch, grandfather granddaughter relationship, senior citizen, retirement home, father daughter relationship, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, terminal illness, suburbs, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, family life, hospital, cancer, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 835
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: serious, psychological, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: folk, immigrants, secret, cafeteria, integration, female friendship, feminism, self discovery, friendship, gender, friends, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, switzerland, sarajevo, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 1K
10 to 11 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 10 to 11 is the story of a passionate collector Mithat and the concierge of the building, Ali. For Mithat Istanbul is as vast as his collections and for Ali is nothing more than a few blocks around the building. When the neighbors decide to have the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: golden years, obsessive quest, urban, friendship, elderly, friends, unlikely partners, aging, obsession, teaching the ways of the world, city life, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly, golden years, aging, elderly couple, couple relations, couples, elderly lovers, love and romance, alzheimer's disease, bureaucracy, dementia
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: self discovery, siblings relations, sibling relationship, reunion, family relations, actor's life, track down, haunted by the past, forceful separation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona spain, india, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wandering Streams (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Emile is a 70-ish former horticulturalist who once raised bonsai trees "because they don't take up too much room." Indeed, his whole existence is safe and uneventful to a fault, somewhat juiced by friendship with raucous fishing ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly lovers, drugs/alcohol, golden years, countryside, elderly, village, buddies, aging, friendship, looking for love, looking for sex, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Little Senegal (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Passionné par l'histoire de son peuple, Alloune, un vieux guide du musée africain "La Maison des Esclaves" à Gorée, part en pèlerinage pour retrouver les descendants de ses ancêtres aux Etats-Unis. Cet émouvant voyage va le ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, obsessive quest, society, family relations, golden years, elderly, family tradition, slave, green card, african american, uncle nephew relationship, african ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, south carolina, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: on the road, on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, looking for love, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 2K
Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: convent, human nature, friendship, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, clergy, self discovery, monastery, terrorism, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 624
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: farm, elderly, parents and children, family relations, parent child relationship, golden years, countryside, introspection, siblings relations, hopes, selflessness
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mark of an Angel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she comes to pick up her son Thomas. Determined to find out ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, mentally unstable, dealing with death, stalking, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, danger, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 928
Villa Amalia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ann leaves Thomas and everything else behind when she catches him kissing another woman. With her music and help from Georges, she begins a journey to find herself.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, redemption, self discovery, island, hopes, musician's life, friendship, friends, separation, sea, train station, cheating boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: teenage life, college, religions or cults, youth, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, religion, female protagonist, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 502
The Window (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is a significant day for 80 year old Antonio. After an absence of many years, his estranged son is coming to visit. All must be perfect. There will be a toast with a very special champagne an embrace; warm words that may finally bridge the gap ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: golden years, aging, arts and culture, estate, human nature, introspection, elderly, hopes, redemption, parents and children, family relations, nursing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%