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Dearest (2014)
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Dearest (2014)
Original name: 親愛的
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to find him. In this star-studded cast, Zhao Wei plays the role of a mother from a poor rural area.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: kidnapping, life turned upside down, uncover truth, crimes, missing child, couple relations, parents and children, adoption, danger, family problems, couples, village, family in crisis, family relations, disorder, child in peril, child abduction, separation from family
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china

Most similar movies to Dearest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and touching films with plots about family problems, family relations, parents and children, couples, couple relations, kidnapping and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dearest: Stolen Child (2012), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Lost and Love (2015), Among Us (2010), When Andrew Came Home (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, family problems, police detective, crimes, child abduction, mother son reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 660
Lost and Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his young son goes missing, Lei (Andy Lau) begins a 14-year quest to find him.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, on the road, escapades, crimes, father and son, road trip, relationship problems, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, parents and children, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, playground, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, reunion, single parent, danger, confined, family in crisis, parents and children, captivity, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, family relations, social relations, couples, hopes, family in crisis, couple relations, missing person, search, police chase, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, prom, missing child, life is a bitch, love and romance, mystery, young heroes, life turned upside down, family problems, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, family relations, breakup, family problems, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, budapest, turkey
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46%
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Reclaim (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Malaysia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, couples, uncover truth, kidnapping, investigation, missing child, track down, chases and races, danger, cons and scams, couple relations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 505
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, crimes, society, parents and children, obsession, family relations, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, danger, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 1996, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: life turned upside down, parents and children, kidnapping, missing child, teenage life, introspection, self discovery, uncover truth, family secret, crimes, starting over, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
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The Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple must hold on to $100,000 for 24 hours as they wait to buy a house. As the time ticks by, the true nature of their love unravels.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: couple relations, breakup, couples, family problems, human nature, graphic violence, sexual content, under the surface, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
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Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex, 25 years old, lives a life divided between his custom car that he pampers to the point of insanity, his friends, his girlfriend, whose baby girl he had under duress, and his job as a forklift operator. An exclusive passion, with its rituals ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, moral dilemma, couple relations, couples, hit and run, family crisis, male female relationship, friendship, family problems, disorder, family in crisis, police ...
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, downfall, down on your luck, job seeking, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
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Ugly (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, track down, parents and children, couple relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Murder in Pacot (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Haiti, France, Norway
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society when they are forced to rent out their villa to a foreign aid worker and his enterprising local ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: mysterious character, life turned upside down, social differences, human nature, couple relations, domestic disturbance, danger, hopes, family problems, starting over, couples, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Trap Street (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Qiuming is a trainee at a digital mapping company. His job is to survey the streets of the ever-changing city and keep the mapping system up to date. Typical of his generation, Qiuming is upbeat, energetic, and totally immersed in the world of ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: investigation, family relations, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, dishonesty, privacy invasion, off the grid, parents and children, surveillance, urban, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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33%
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Mile Zero (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mile Zero is a story about a father with a remarkable capacity to love.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, breakup, couples, estrangement, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dysfunctional family, wilderness, family in crisis, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After her mother decided that the eighteen-year-old mentally disabled Dora no longer has to take psychotherapeutic drugs, the young woman begins to blossom. The sedated teenager was never a problem for her surroundings – but new challenges arise ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, pregnancy, couple relations, parents and children, unlikely couple, mentally challenged, family problems, disorder, sexual relations, family in crisis, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, danger, fighting crime, uncover truth, rivalry, murder, crimes, hitman, couple relations, race against time, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, cons and scams, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Have You Seen My Son (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman fears for her son's health when her ex-husband kidnaps him.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, couple relations, missing child, parents and children, crimes, crime, obsessive quest, confined, family relations, family problems, marriage, child custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, oregon, latin america
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32%
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Now, Forager (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, relationship vs career, lifestyle, ambition, love and romance, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, restaurant, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Perfect Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antonio and Emma have been separated for years, but he does not accept when Emma dates other men. Indeed Antonio proves obsessive, aggressive and intrusive, and again threatens Emma to hurt the children: little Kevin, shy and introverted, and the ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, obsession, breaking point, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, crimes, parents and children, ex husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
31%
Sorrow and Joy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must try to reach for mutual and mature love in order to continue life after death.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%