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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Original name: Человек, который удивил всех
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Estonia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second child. Unexpectedly, Egor finds out that he has terminal cancer and has only two months left to live. No traditional medicine or shamanic magic can save Egor. Finally, left with no other options, he decides to take the last desperate step. He attempts to completely change his identity in order to fool the oncoming death, just like Zhamba the drake, the hero of a legendary ancient Siberian epos, did.
Style: lyrical, sad, melancholic, rough
Plot: cancer, village, disguise, changing lives, terminal illness, family relations, rape
Place: siberia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, terminal illness, cancer, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children and hospital mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Man Who Surprised Everyone: Always Outnumbered (1998), Ayka (2018), My Life (1993), Anand (1971), Griffin and Phoenix (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: cancer, gang, terminal illness, going straight, human nature, redemption, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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95%
 6.5
 209
Ayka (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, China, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young Asian immigrant worker in Moscow tried to track down her baby, whom she abandoned at the hospital.
Style: melancholic, sad, neurotic, rough
Plot: female protagonist, baby, pregnant, life is a bitch, extortion, big city, money problems, breast feeding, subway station, cat, toilet, veterinarian ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, cancer, death, baby, pregnancy, family life, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.8
 21K
Anand (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Bhaskar Bannerjee struggles with his patients' suffering and the darkness and poverty he confronts daily. He treats cancer patient Anand , who upon learning of his impending death, determines to use the time he has left to the absolute ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, beach, doctor, nurse, hospital, tape recorder, human spirit, doctors and patients, bollywood, optimism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Griffin and Phoenix (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, leukemia, cancer, unlikely couple, college, young lovers, romance, love, dealing with death, tragic love, true love, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 10K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, death, mother son relationship, wife husband relationship, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, supportive spouse, parents and children, cigarette smoking, death, bus, bathtub, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, family life, on the road, single parent, dealing with death, parents and children, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family relations, race against time, survival, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a doctor named Tomasz who questions his beliefs, faith and morality as his end is near, so he makes all efforts to find dignity in his imminent death.
Plot: cancer, doctor, meaning of life, monk, suffering, pain, belief, medical student, cynicism, makeup artist, divorce, death ...
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59%
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reunion, terminal illness, cancer, transplant, leukemia, estrangement, arson, siblings relations, sister, sibling relationship, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, parents and children, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, dying, mother daughter relationship, orchid, reconciliation, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 2K
Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, autism, aquarium, mentally challenged, single parent, parents and children, urban, life is a bitch, misfit, unfulfillment, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Takada, a Japanese fisherman has been estranged from his son for many years, but when the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. Through a series of obstacles and relationships, he is brought ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: village, redemption, friendship, terminal illness, tour guide, reconciliation, parents and children, estranged father, parent child relationship, unfulfillment, family relations, golden years ...
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
Plot: divorce, model, terminal illness, family life, family in crisis, parent child relationship, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, human nature, mansion, sisters, family problems, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 272
Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: racism, politics, gory, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, crime, mental institution, culture clash, village, down on your luck, urban ghetto, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 134
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: parents and children, pregnancy, terminal illness, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, family problems, breast cancer, cancer, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Grocer's Son (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Antoine Sforza, a thirty-year-old young man, left his village ten years before in order to start a new life in the big city, but now that his father, a traveling grocer, is in hospital after a stroke, he more or less reluctantly accepts to come back ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Plot: village, heart attack, grocer, hospital, self discovery, parents and children, parent child relationship, childhood memory, nature, girlfriend, food, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, terminal illness, life is a bitch, suburbs, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, family life, hospital, sickness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: village, social worker, orphan, suicide, orphanage, adoption, single parent, self discovery, adopted son, small village, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: introspection, terminal illness, butterfly, suburbs, society, unfulfillment, best friends, couple relations, parents and children, suburban life, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, illegal immigrant, hospital, poet, bus, human nature, on the road, ocean or sea, master and servant, self discovery, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Brothers (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Photographer Sami, maybe 35 and living in a loveless marriage, has to travel south to Pärnu, Estonia, to find his much younger brother Joni and get him back to Helsinki for treatment. Joni, around 20, is possibly fatally ill but would rather stay ...
Plot: cancer, brother brother relationship, death, dying, love, prostitute, doctor, photographer, terminal illness, bald, illness, brother ...
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 3K
Dry Summer (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scheming tobacco farmer sets out to ruin his competition by diverting the local water to his own property.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: summer, water, murder, betrayal, village, moral dilemma, wife husband relationship, farm, siblings relations, crimes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: child illness, hospital, terminal illness, parents and children, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, babies and infants, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, divorce, house, midlife crisis, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, parents and children, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, countryside, village, friendship, masturbation, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, mysterious character, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Movie (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are ...
Style: serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat, rough
Plot: village, filmmaking, prostitute, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, clergy, going straight, innocence lost, culture clash, showbiz, village life, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: peru, kansas, latin america, usa, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Albania, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father and uncle kill a neighbor, an Albanian teen (Tristan Halilaj) finds that his own life may be forfeited in a legal blood feud.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, sincere
Plot: vendetta, isolation, uninhibited rivalry, village, rivalry, siblings relations, family in danger, teenage life, village life, confined, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%