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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), My Life (1993), Anand (1971), Those Who Remain (2007), Corrections Class (2014). 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: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, gang, friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, unfulfillment, friends, crimes, hopes, retirement home, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 10K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.8
 22K
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, serious
Plot: terminal illness, tape recorder, doctor, nurse, cancer, hospital, beach, friends, power relations, charity, optimism, diary ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, daughter in law, death, loss of mother, cancer, loss of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Corrections Class (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves before a school commission at the end of the year in order ...
Style: lyrical, melancholic, emotional, compassionate, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: disabled person, classmate classmate relationship, teenager, love, friendship, school, jealousy, rumor, toilet, mother, teenage girl, teenage boy ...
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75%
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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, rough, neurotic
Plot: baby, female protagonist, pregnant, money problems, life is a bitch, extortion, big city, cat, veterinarian, debt, cleaning, bleeding ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, leukemia, couples, college, youth, true love, romance, unlikely couple, tragic love, young lovers, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 11K
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, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, journal, family problems, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, homecoming, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, marijuana, temper, broken family, gay sex, dead mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: doctor, cancer, meaning of life, makeup artist, death, divorce, belief, monk, terminal illness, suffering, medical student, cynicism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, couple relations, golden years, family in crisis, society, human nature, elderly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: terminal illness, divorce, model, parents and children, infidelity, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: cancer, couples, family life, on the road, survival, rebelliousness, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, emotional, serious
Plot: terminal illness, autism, aquarium, single parent, family problems, mentally challenged, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, misfit, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: captivating, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: unfulfillment, dealing with death, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch, terminal illness, suburbs, family life, family problems, sickness, hospital, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 145
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: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family problems, couples, vomiting, death of mother, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: couple relations, life is a bitch, suburban life, parents and children, unfulfillment, suburbs, couples, society, introspection, lifestyle, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: racism, politics, interracial relations, culture clash, village, orphan, mental institution, friendship, society, gory, urban ghetto life, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Under the Lighthouse Dancing (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Harry and his much-younger girlfriend surprise their friends one vacation weekend by announcing their desire to marry immediately. As they are visiting a small island village off the coast of west Australia, that is easier said than done.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: island, terminal illness, friendship, looking for love, young lovers, celebrity culture, golden years, romance, couples, rally, tragic hero, elderly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: village, hospital, heart attack, grocer, parents and children, culture clash, homecoming, self discovery, romance, family relations, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, village, friendship, reconciliation, tour guide, golden years, parents and children, understanding, estrangement, aging, village life ...
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, fish out of water, village, culture clash, signal, family relations, village life, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, social relations, small town life, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transplant, reunion, terminal illness, estrangement, leukemia, single parent, family problems, siblings relations, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: social worker, village, orphan, adoption, orphanage, suicide, village life, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.7
 47
Wild Seed (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man who escaped from a prison comes to his inmate's village to find his wife, after having been told how wonderful she is. He hides at her place only to find out that she receives "night visits" from the village men. He starts a ...
Plot: village, priest, revenge killing, shaving, procession, rape, lust, funeral, escaped convict
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, masturbation, friendship, village, countryside, teenage life, haunted by the past, innocence lost, social relations, youth, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 527
I'm Not Here (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, sincere, melancholic
Plot: redemption, storytelling, fall in love, death, life is a bitch, lone hero, life & death, loneliness, life philosophy, family relations, unfulfillment, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, grudge, mansion, society, human nature, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, illegal immigrant, hospital, on the road, human nature, master and servant, self discovery, refugees, ocean or sea, family life, greek ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 169
Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, sincere, serious
Plot: transsexual, gay, unfulfillment, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gender, cigarette smoking, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%