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Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)
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Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)
Original name: 歲月神偷
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Told through the eyes of sticky-fingered eight-year-old boy Big Ears, Echoes of the Rainbow takes place in a close-knit grassroots community in 1960s Hong Kong. Big Ears' mother and father run the neighborhood shoe store, and his older brother Desmond is every family's dream son - an outstanding athlete with grades worthy of Hong Kong's best school.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: social differences, family relations, childhood, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, school, rise and fall, family, family life, social problems, family problems, family business, lifestyle, money problems, hospital, terminal illness, dealing with death, siblings relations, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, family life, family problems and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Echoes of the Rainbow: Bahu Begum (1967), Sunflower (2005), Our Life (2010), Alila (2003), The Piano in a Factory (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bahu Begum (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: On the day of her marriage, the bride goes missing. She ends up in a brothel, compelling her wealthy husband to pretend that all is well to keep the family's honor intact.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, unfulfillment, love triangle, social differences, love and romance, family relations, romance, society, prostitute, unfulfilled love, true love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india
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Sunflower (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sunflower is the story of the Zhang family in Beijing father, mother and son across three decades, centering on the tensions and misunderstandings between father and son. Nine-year-old Xiangyang is having the time of his life, free of adult ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, youth, society, parents and children, revolution, father son relationship, generation gap, childhood, drawing, earthquake ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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83%
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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
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75%
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Alila (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Life in a flimsy Tel Aviv apartment complex is a sour urban mosaic whose seedy characters, try as they might, can't get out of one another's faces. The character's lives overlap and collide. Gabi, a bobbed haired sexpot, and her lover ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, crumbling marriage, social relations, working class, human nature, infidelity, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel
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75%
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The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: factory worker, working class, hopes, disagreement, society, prodigy, family problems, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, custody, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
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A Madea Christmas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.
Style: sincere, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, parents and children, family life, family, nothing goes right, friendship, society, adventure, family problems, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, alabama
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Casa Grande (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As a privileged teenager living in an affluent suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Jean has little to worry about beyond games, grades and girls. But as his overbearing father drags the family into debt, Jean is forced into a change of lifestyle which opens ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, semi autobiographical
Plot: teenage life, under the surface, parents and children, social differences, family problems, power relations, unfulfillment, family life, society, social relations, class differences, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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66%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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62%
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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Senada is 31 and she lives in Poljice neighborhood in Lukavac municipality with her partner and two daughters. She is pregnant with her third child for approximately five months. Since she didn’t have health insurance, she does not go to the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, realism, parents and children, family in crisis, race against time, misfit, social misfits, money raising, society ...
Place: bosnia, europe
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62%
Meet My Valentine (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Tom learns that he has terminal brain cancer, he decides to find a replacement husband for his wife and a father to his daughter, before it is too late. Unbeknownst to his wife Valentine, Tom sets up an on-line dating profile for her, and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love, daughter, cancer, wife, family relations, terminal illness, parents and children, fall in love, life is a bitch, couples, cooking, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Isn't It Delicious (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Joan Weldon discovers she is dying of lung cancer, she sets out to reconcile her dysfunctional relationships with her three children, her husband, and along the way, her former best friend. The family's destructive ways are offset by messy ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family life, bittersweet, one night stand, husband wife relationship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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58%
Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, travel, language barrier, family life, society, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, death, photograph, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
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56%
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The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, reunion, wedding, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, couples, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Simple Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The relationship between a middle-aged man (Andy Lau) and the elderly woman (Deanie Ip), who has been the family's helper for sixty years.
Style: touching, contemplative, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: maid, retirement home, social differences, society, master and servant, family life, family relations, producer, power relations, film producer, senior citizen, urban setting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them.
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, eccentric family, social differences, family life, couples, family relations, immigrants, romance, society, lesbian relationship, factory, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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In the Heart (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Masha (37) is in an overwhelming relationship with Luuk, father of two and separated. Nothing seems to stand in their way until Luuk turns incurably ill, leaving Masha without status.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, couples, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, fighting illness, relationships, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Time Of My Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Years later, Thomas, a recent medicine graduate and Mario's closest friend, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: friendship, family life, buddies, friends, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, bittersweet, rivalry, fighting illness, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Unknown Pleasures (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Three disaffected youths live in Datong in 2001, part of the new "Birth Control" generation. Fed on a steady diet of popular culture, both Western and Chinese, the characters of Unknown Pleasures represent a new breed in the People's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, unemployment, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, family relations, lifestyle, music band, buddies, parents and children, friends, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, couples, social relations, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
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46%
The Art of Crying (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Life is not easy for 11-year-old Allan living in South Jutland during the early 1970s. His mentally unstable father frequently threatens suicide and his mother has long since given up. It's up to Allan to keep the family together. When a rival ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, cult film
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, child's point of view, lifestyle, young heroes, family life, life is a bitch, society, youth, family problems, hysteria ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, germany, scandinavia
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45%
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: life is a bitch, family life, family in danger, isolation, parents and children, political unrest, confined, youth, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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44%
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of a right-winger, schoolgirl Jing Qiu (Zhou Dong-Yu) is sent to the countryside for reeducation, and tasked to help write a textbook. There she meets Lao San (Shawn Dou), a young soldier with a bright future ahead. Despite the class ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, social differences, forbidden love, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, youth, revolution, young lovers, village ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, offbeat ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Animal Project (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a thirty something acting teacher attempts to push a group of eager young performers out of their comfort zones, he struggles with his own ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life with his teenage son.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, parents and children, workplace situations, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, workplace, misfit, dream, gay interest, theater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, death in the family, small town, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, unemployment, parents and children, society, hopes, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Agnes Browne (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.
Style: sentimental, emotional, humorous, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: working class, family relations, best friend, poverty, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, single parent, down on your luck, human spirit, puberty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, family problems, restaurant, working class, bank, parents and children, society, estrangement, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, social differences, parents and children, forbidden love, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, rich and poor, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%