Movies like The Legacy 2009

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The Legacy (2009)
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The Legacy (2009)
Original name: La donation
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When considering taking a few weeks off, Dr. Rainville places an ad to find a replacement who would agree to take his place in Normétal, in Abitibi. Jeanne Dion from Montreal accepts the offer and goes to the site, where it comes into contact with old customers and the lonely doctor. The problems of the inhabitants of the small community are varied, but Jeanne adapts well to her new environment. When Dr. Rainville was struck by a heart attack, he must still be replaced some time. She could even take his place permanently...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: doctor, public health, hopes, small town, dehumanization, elderly, redemption, doctors and patients, social relations, workplace, workplace situations, new life, responsibility, hospital, faith, aging, bittersweet, small town life, dealing with death, power relations, nature, life, death, cancer, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, small town, social relations and hospital mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Legacy: The Salesman (2011), Pandora's Box (2008), Hide Away (2011), The High Cost of Living (2010), Swimmers (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, aging, working class, social relations, retiring, workplace situations, society, bittersweet, small town, elderly, small town life, humble
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
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: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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46%
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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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, haunted by the past, small town, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, pregnancy, fall in love, family relations, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, friendship, family problems, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Another House (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mathieu Roy's L’Autre maison is an intimate and powerful family drama featuring three generations of great Quebec Actors. Marcel Sabourin plays Henri Bernard, an 86 year-old man with a failing grip on reality. His sons, a jet setting middle ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family problems, family relations, estrangement, aging, dysfunctional family, elderly, parents and children, memory loss, father son relationship, love, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, starting over, social relations, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, bittersweet, small town, college friend, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Wild Field (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young doctor relocates to a remote region of central Asia, thinking his fiancee soon will join him ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, emotional
Plot: village life, doctors and patients, boss and employee, self discovery, workplace, hopes, workplace situations, fish out of water, countryside, doctor, loneliness, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
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: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: medical, youth, family relations, hospital, epilepsy, bittersweet, family problems, doctors and patients, human spirit, family life, family in crisis, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: death in the family, family relations, last wish, family problems, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Wishing Well (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widower, Mark Jansen, owns and runs the local newspaper for the Midwest town he grew up in. As he struggles to make ends meet, his daughter takes his happiness into her hands by going down to the famous wishing well their little town is known for, ...
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, wish come true, journalism, introspection, newspaper, money problems, family, starting over, hopes, fish out of water, journalist, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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Presidio Med (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Presidio Med is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from September 2002, to January 2003. The series centers on a San Francisco hospital. It was created by John Wells and Lydia Woodward, who also created ER.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace, clinic, public health, doctors and patients, disagreement, love affair, power relations, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 460
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, society, social relations, disorder, introspection, redemption, hopes, misfit, scout, fish out of water, americana, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
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The Truce (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Martín Santomé has been woking in an office for the last 50 years, but his life will change when he starts falling in love with a woman named Laura Avellaneda.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, family relations, love affair, romance, elderly, hopes, golden years, couples, gender, fall in love, dealing with death, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: elderly, aging, elderly couple, alzheimer's disease, love and romance, golden years, elderly lovers, couples, couple relations, dementia, senior citizen, bureaucracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: veterinarian, single parent, adoption, terminal illness, social relations, parents and children, couples, couple relations, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Body & Soul (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Rachel Griffen returns from the Far East, planning on incorporating alternative medicine with traditional practices. Her mentor Dr. Isaac Braun is skeptical and administrator Quinten Bremmer outright hostile. Oz is the ever cheerful orderly.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, power relations, society, workplace intrigue, culture clash, doctor, female doctor, mortician, strong female presence, chief of staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, fighting the system, terminal illness, social relations, society, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Necessities of Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, inter cultural ...
Plot: tuberculosis, isolation, hospital, illness, hopes, friends, human spirit, friendship, against the rules, family relations, doctors and patients, family life ...
Time: 50s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, elderly, betrayal, starting over, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, canada, british columbia
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28%
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Doctors (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined as being close to the city of Birmingham, this soap opera follows the staff and families of a doctor's surgery.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, clinic, terminal illness, couple relations, love affair, supportive coworker, couples, medical, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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27%
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One Fall (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the rustic Midwestern town of One Fall, the film tells the story of a man, James (Marcus Dean Fuller), who miraculously survived a horrific fall from a spectacular 200 foot-high cliff and was never heard from again. However, three years after ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, redemption, social relations, bittersweet, small town, exploitation, suicide attempt, resurrection, healer, small town life, stroke ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 915
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, redemption, misfit, family relations, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 2K
Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, intern, cure, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, rivalry, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom
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26%
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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, realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, family relations, selflessness, introspection, father daughter relationship, elderly, father, parent child relationship, bittersweet, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 532
Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, introspection, parents and children, redemption, mental illness, golden years, hopes, family feud, disagreement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, death in the family, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, estrangement, introspection, family in crisis, father daughter relationship, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
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25%
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, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, illness, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, brain tumor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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25%