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Tenderness (2017)
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Tenderness (2017)
Original name: La tenerezza
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A retired lawyer becomes friends with a young wife who has just moved in the adjacent apartment with her family.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, parents and children, self discovery, father daughter relationship, life philosophy, father son relationship, murder, life & death, lifestyle, idealism, life turned upside down, cynicism, family tragedy, social relations, stereotypes

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, father son relationship, life turned upside down, family problems and self discovery mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Tenderness: The Dinner (2014), Palermo Shooting (2008), Sunday's Illness (2018), Run the Tide (2016), Unforgivable (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, human nature, family problems, under the surface, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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95%
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After the wild lifestyle of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman calm him down?
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: on the run, love affair, human nature, mysterious character, rivalry, life turned upside down, lifestyle, on the road, photographer, revenge, murder, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, sicily, europe
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79%
Sunday's Illness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Annabel is a successful businesswoman with a wealthy husband. At a reception in her villa she meets a woman, a member of the catering staff who has been hired for the evening. This woman is none other than her own daughter Chiara, whom she had left ...
Style: touching, sincere, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: life philosophy, love, family relations, youth, parents and children, friendship, family, hopes, society, ambition, mother daughter relationship, mother daughter reunion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona
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74%
 5.2
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Run the Tide (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, responsibility, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, transformation, family relations, child care, escapades, child custody, self discovery, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
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72%
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 726
Unforgivable (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged writer is looking for a quiet retreat; a slightly younger female estate agent gives him details of a house a close to Venice.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: suspicion of adultery, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, parents and children, missing person, crimes, amateur detective, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, venice
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58%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, protecting from truth, family relations, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, hopes, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 307
A Number (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A father is confronted by the sons he had cloned decades earlier. Based on a play by Caryl Churchill.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: cloning, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, clones, father son relationship, doctor, hospital, genetics, uncover truth, human nature, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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55%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, family in crisis, society, lifestyle, family problems, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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51%
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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, under the surface, parents and children, danger, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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51%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, germany, norway, milan italy ...
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51%
Christmas Crash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A husband, wife and their two daughters take a Christmas break at a lodge in the woods. There's evident tension between the couple. He's pulled by attention to his corporation and negotiations about a merger. Even on their vacation ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: husband wife relationship, lost in the woods, sister sister relationship, plane crash, christmas, coping, family relations, transformation, character change, struggle for survival, self discovery, life turned upside down ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, friends, society, couples, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
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50%
Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, student, family relations, parents and children, forbidden love, life turned upside down, society, honor, love, rivalry, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
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46%
The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: school, working class, immigrants, prostitute, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, social differences, small town life, small town, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 50s, year 1962, year 1960, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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45%
The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: orphanage, kids in trouble, social differences, life is a bitch, self discovery, society, gain trust, family problems, on the road, custody, dysfunctional family, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, captivating
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, teenage life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
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Mythomaniac (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Story: Burned out and taken for granted, a working mom suspects her partner is cheating, so to win back his attentions, she feigns a medical diagnosis.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, psychological
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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My Mother's Smile (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, surreal
Plot: self discovery, rebelliousness, introspection, destructive relationship, tragic love, obsession, family life, life turned upside down, rebellion, life is a bitch, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
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42%
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Landline (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan during the 1990s discovers that her father is having an affair.
Style: captivating, entertaining, feel good, humorous
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, infidelity, teenager, lifestyle, deception, life turned upside down, parents and children, escapades, happy ending ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
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39%
 6.8
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Kodachrome (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Ryder is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder cross country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben's nurse ...
Style: psychological, suspense, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, parents and children, destiny, society, rivalry, adventure, family, obsession, friends, hopes ...
Time: 2010s
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39%
 6.2
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Attenberg (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: family relations, death of father, cancer, self discovery, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, lgbt, social relations, factory worker, small town, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Come Rain Come Shine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, estrangement, relationship vs career, working class, couples, life turned upside down, emotionless, society, family in crisis, heart attack, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Looking for Alexander (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, a vision, family problems, police detective, parents and children, doctors and patients, memory loss, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. His wife pushes him to seek a promotion, which may be a long shot after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: couples, family relations, murder, colleague, uxoricide, unlikely criminals, small town life, boss and employee, parents and children, small town, obsession, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, aging, family relations, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, single parent, friends, elderly, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 1K
Tiger Orange (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating
Plot: brother brother relationship, gay, father son relationship, death of father, caught in the act, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, family relations, friendship, gay lead character, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, racism, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, father son relationship, innocence lost, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 602
Those Who Work (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he’s on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies. But when he has to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: loss of job, father daughter relationship, family relations, manager, cargo ship, greed, workaholic, waking up, self discovery, frustration, depression, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%