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: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: doctor, hopes, public health, small town, dehumanization, elderly, redemption, doctors and patients, workplace, workplace situations, social relations, new life, responsibility, hospital, faith, small town life, aging, dealing with death, power relations, bittersweet, life, nature, cancer, death, belief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 hopes, family relations, hospital, bittersweet, doctor, doctors and patients and power relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Legacy: The Salesman (2011), Pandora's Box (2008), Lost in Time (2003), Hide Away (2011), 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: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, aging, working class, society, elderly, social relations, workplace situations, retiring, small town, bittersweet, humble, small town life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, love affair, fall in love, romance, coping, couples, hopes, workplace, love and romance, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, youth, friendship, family relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, public health, solace, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
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38%
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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, captivating, serious, psychological, emotional
Plot: village life, boss and employee, doctors and patients, self discovery, workplace, countryside, workplace situations, fish out of water, hopes, doctor, loneliness, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, asia
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37%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, pregnancy, fall in love, hopes, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down, family problems, dishonesty, friendship, introspection, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, realistic, touching, emotional, medical drama
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, clinic, doctors and patients, workplace, public health, power relations, love affair, love and romance, relationship vs career, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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35%
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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35%
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 1K
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: touching, captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, clinic, doctors and patients, workplace situations, supportive coworker, couples, terminal illness, couple relations, love affair, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, starting over, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, social relations, small town, bittersweet, mother son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, reach out, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: 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 ⇓
33%
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, realistic, captivating, inter cultural
Plot: isolation, tuberculosis, hospital, illness, friends, hopes, friendship, human spirit, against the rules, family life, doctors and patients, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, journalism, introspection, fish out of water, wish come true, starting over, hopes, family, elderly, newspaper, money problems, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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31%
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, intellectual, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, cancer, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, fighting illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: touching, serious, suspenseful, captivating, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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 ⇓
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, workplace, doctors and patients, workplace intrigue, culture clash, society, power relations, female doctor, doctor, mortician, chief of staff, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, family relations, family problems, last wish, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, nature, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, touching, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, introspection, redemption, parents and children, family problems, family relations, estrangement, couples, hopes, golden years, couple relations, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, starting over, elderly, betrayal, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, europe, england, british columbia
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29%
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: elderly, love and romance, aging, elderly lovers, golden years, couples, couple relations, elderly couple, dementia, alzheimer's disease, bureaucracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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28%
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: hospital, african american woman, nurse, doctors and patients, workplace, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, male female relationship, coworker relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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28%
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, death in the family, gender, bittersweet, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, memory loss, elderly, father son relationship, love, brothers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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27%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: malaria, terminal illness, redemption, human spirit, dealing with death, hopes, money raising, life is a bitch, state affairs, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c., united states
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27%
Monday Mornings (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Monday Mornings was an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4 to April 8, 2013 and aired Mondays after Dallas. It is based on a novel of the same name by Sanjay Gupta. In May 2012, TNT placed a ten-episode order for ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, doctors and patients, patient, intern, treatment, staff, workplace, workplace situations, boss, medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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