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Halima's Path (2012)
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Halima's Path (2012)
Original name: Halimin put
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, loss of son, wartime life, family relations, muslim, parents and children, life is a bitch, un, bodies, missing person, search, mystery, adopted son, birth mother, childbirth, track down, child birth, strong female presence, woman
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: bosnia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, society, wartime life, adoption and war mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Halima's Path: The Search (2014), Ode to My Father (2014), Deep in My Heart (1999), March of millions (2007), Twice Born (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Search (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: russian soldier, russian army, war violence, wartime life, life is a bitch, soldier, torture, orphan, violence, murder, war crime, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: chechnya, russia, caucasus
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Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Duk-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling at Gukje Market in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: father, coal mine, family relations, parents and children, hopes, human spirit, friends, coming of age, war, life is a bitch, friendship, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: korea, busan, south korea
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Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
March of millions (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, parents and children, survival, war, nobility, aristocracy, fight, world war two, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Twice Born (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: power of love, life is a bitch, parents and children, haunted by the past, redemption, family relations, single parent, hopes, italian soldier, suicide, strong female presence, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, europe, sarajevo
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In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: bosnian war, war, forbidden love, muslim, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, wartime life, couple relations, couples, romance, prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sarajevo, europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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Mother of Mine (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, human nature, wartime life, human spirit, parents and children, society, hopes, refugees, family problems, refugee, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, state affairs, single parent, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, family relations, lifestyle, best friends, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, college life, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, friends, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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Zozo (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: Sweden, Czech Republic, UK, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: orphan, immigrants, young heroes, fish out of water, parents and children, wartime life, life is a bitch, youth, society, young love, lebanese, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, lebanon, middle east, europe, beirut lebanon
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A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.
Style: serious, contemplative, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: civil war, adoption, family relations, suicide bomber, family problems, uncover truth, parents and children, on the run, adopted daughter, father daughter relationship, birthday, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, sri lanka, asia
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, bosnian war, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
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Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the Spring of 1943 and the Battle for the Atlantic rages as an Axis victory seems inevitable. The women of Vic Mu – Gladys, Lorna, Kate, Betty and Vera – band together in a tight bond of support and friendship.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: factory, espionage, heroic mission, fall in love, couple relations, workplace situations, parents and children, family relations, undercover, workplace, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe
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Captive (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, hidden truth, missing person, teenage life, political unrest, adoption, buried truth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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The Commissar (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, russian civil war, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, village, female soldier, pregnant woman, children, jewish family, jewish, soldier ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia
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Comanche Territory (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, France, Germany, Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, bleak
Plot: journalism, media, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, danger, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence, innocence lost, fall in love, wartime life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Austria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: support group, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, depression, family relations, single parent, parent child relationship, post war, female protagonist, single mother, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, orphan, adoption, coming of age, dealing with death, single parent, hopes, war, youth, life is a bitch, child in peril, refugee ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: london, europe, england
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, telegram, housewife, diary ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: military, soldier, investigation, police investigation, danger, murder, deadly, anti war, human nature, witnessing a crime, crimes, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, croatia, serbia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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20 Cigarettes (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on director Aureliano Amadei's 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty-eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, anti heroes, anti war, anti hero, director, cigarette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Home Beyond the Sun (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Home Beyond the Sun is the story of persecution, faith, and freedom escaping a world of fear. A bible college student, Jenna goes to teach in an area of China where her faith is forbidden. She discovers an orphanage and befriends a Chinese orphan, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: orphan, family relations, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society, adoption, rich and poor, religions or cults, christian, teacher, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, homecoming, friendship, orphan, life is a bitch, society, solitary, exile, vietnam war, interracial relations, redemption, family relations ...
Place: usa, vietnam, asia
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32%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, adoption, veterinarian, social relations, parents and children, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, couples, unfulfillment, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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31%
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: man boy relationship, social worker, orphan, adoption, single parent, village, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family relations, orphanage, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
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31%