Movies like Stories of Our Lives

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Stories of Our Lives (2014)
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Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love and a bold act of militancy.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, discrimination, society, gender, social misfits, gays and lesbians, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and gloomy films with plots about society, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, gender, gays and lesbians and family relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Stories of Our Lives: 3:13 (2014), The Sea Is Behind (2014), FAQs (2005), Darker Than Midnight (2014), Dealer (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, society, misfit, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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95%
The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarik lives in a land without colour, a land where water is contaminated by a strange phenomenon of “water bugs”. Tarik wears make-up and dresses up as a woman. He dances on a cart that is drawn by a dying horse and his father has practically ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: transvestism, social misfits, performer's life, family relations, family in crisis, misfit, gays and lesbians, society, gender, bittersweet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
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81%
 5.8
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FAQs (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny. In this case Destiny is a black, 6 foot, high heel wearing, gun toting, drag queen with an attitude and a soft place in her heart for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, sexy ...
Plot: social misfits, social relations, best friends, society, love and romance, misfit, lgbt, gay bashing, graphic violence, gays and lesbians, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, estrangement, misfit, social misfits, crimes, overdose, society, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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64%
 6.0
 70
The Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man stands in front of a mirror. The night belongs to him. Every evening, he appraises his appearance, attired in a new shirt, leaves his apartment and waits in a poorly lit alleyway for his johns. One night he meets a female prostitute of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, unlikely couple, love and romance, prostitute, gender, social misfits, love triangle, fall in love, sexual relations, one night stand, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Traffic Signal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, crimes, disability, drug abuse, misfit, society, social misfits, politics, addiction, gangsters, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 435
Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, pubic hair, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Sex My Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tells the story of seven Iranian transgender individuals living in Tehran who live pieces of their own lives on the screen.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: transsexual, discrimination, hidden identity, social misfits, society, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, transvestism, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 394
Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, homecoming, culture clash, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, starting over, rivalry, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, usa, united states, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 342
White Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Flight attendant Won-Gyu (Won Tae-Hee) left Korea 2 years ago with painful memories and now comes back. Won-Gyu meets Tae-Joon (Lee Yi-Kyung), who is a quick service delivery man and has a special night with him.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, haunted by the past, introspection, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, male homosexuality, lgbt, gender, society, fight, gay bashing, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 708
Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, woman in danger, life is a bitch, misfit, strong female presence, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, culture clash, realism, family relations, social misfits, youth, misfit, society, single mother, resilience, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, sexual relations, social misfits, misfit, gays and lesbians, society, looking for love, gender bending, love and romance, looking for sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Third Person Singular Number (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: against the rules, self discovery, society, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, social decay, religions or cults, couples, lovers apart, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, propaganda film ...
Plot: journalism, confined, homecoming, estrangement, misfit, hopes, volunteer, chase, hostage, pursuit, hostages, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, japan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 2K
Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, society, small town, social relations, injustice, perjury, prison, goth, teenage life, small town life, teasing, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: gypsy, family in danger, racism, social decay, society, realism, danger, social misfits, murder, life is a bitch, family life, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: criminal heroes, introspection, hopes, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, gangsters, crimes, down on your luck, crime, misfit, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: social decay, human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, realism, immigrants, life is a bitch, society, interracial relations, discrimination, hopes, working the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, society, rebelliousness, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social misfits, hopes, misfit, society, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 505
Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, ambition, fighting the system, rising to stardom, human spirit, idealism, terminal illness, tv show, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, crimes, injustice, social decay, introspection, discrimination, society, life is a bitch, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 796
Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, hopes, misfit, oil tanker, rebellion, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 1K
I Do (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: lesbian interest, discrimination, fall in love, gays and lesbians, misfit, gender, immigrants, lgbt, uncle niece relationship, marriage, love and romance, deportation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, spain, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, gay slur, hate crime, injustice, coming out, graphic violence, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, guru, religions or cults, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%