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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Original name: Vonarstræti
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and drinks himself to death over a twenty-year period.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, estrangement, writer's life, couple relations, alcohol abuse, family problems, haunted by the past, couples, single parent, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, relationship vs career, prostitute, down on your luck, family relations, relationships, marital problem, male female relationship, family life, relationship problems, husband wife relationship, interlinked stories, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, couples and couple relations mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Life in a Fishbowl: Bereft (2004), A Better Life (2011), An Open Heart (2012), Our Life (2010), Aftermath (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, family life, impossible love, life is a bitch, romance, solace, parents and children, love and romance, estrangement, family problems, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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95%
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, family problems, single parent, down on your luck, family in crisis, couple relations, hopes, restaurant, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, ontario canada, montreal ...
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89%
 5.5
 700
An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, couple relations, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, addiction, supportive spouse, relationship vs career, relationships, physician, pregnant wife, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.7
 2K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 780
Aftermath (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, breakdown, family problems, life is a bitch, vengeance, couple relations, death in the family, family relations, unemployment, marriage, depression, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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73%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, introspection, family life, human nature, estrangement, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, domestic disturbance, hopes, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 779
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 ⇓
62%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sincere, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, paralysis, alcohol abuse, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 192
Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment, human nature, siblings relations, marriage crisis, divorce, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, family problems, hopes, lifestyle, dealing with death, estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: accident, couple relations, family problems, couples, family relations, small town, crumbling marriage, parents and children, unfulfillment, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 349
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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53%
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Volcano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family reunited, introspection, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, redemption, aging, unfulfillment, family feud, reach out, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe
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52%
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Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, estrangement, starting over, parents and children, actor's life, hopes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, strong female presence, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 167
Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, death of mother, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
48%
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 6.8
 917
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, musician's life, crumbling marriage, couples, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: unemployment, self discovery, ambition, downfall, lifestyle, relationship vs career, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, working class, couples, survival, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.9
 976
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, relationship vs career, school, single parent, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 137
Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, confined, couple relations, family relations, prison life, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, crumbling marriage, visitation rights, parents and children, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, single parent, life is a bitch, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 850
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 659
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, interracial relations, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 309
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 ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%