Movies like Independence

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Independence (2009)
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Independence (2009)
Original name: Independencia
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Early 20th century Philippines. The sounds of war signal the arrival of the Americans. A mother and son flee to the mountains, hoping for a quiet life. One day, the son discovers a wounded woman in the middle of the forest, and decides to bring her home.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: family in danger, survival, parents and children, fugitives, couples, political unrest, isolation, state affairs, in the woods, husband wife relationship, colonialism, sick mother, mother son relationship, mountain, family relations, rape, child, forest, dream, cold, rain, american, runaway, spaniard, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: the philippines, asia

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Most similar movies to Independence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, life is a bitch, society, mother son relationship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Independence: Kabei: Our Mother (2008), Kamchatka (2002), Among Us (2010), The Dust of Time (2008), Siberia, Monamour (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, unsupportive parent, state affairs, single parent, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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95%
 7.1
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, isolation, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, parents and children, mysterious character, couples, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, family in crisis, down on your luck, fire, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, society, couples, political unrest, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, starting over, hopes, state affairs, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: germany, italy, new york, asia, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Siberia, Monamour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: in the woods, golden years, elderly, survival, change of heart, wilderness, isolation, life is a bitch, danger, orphan, dangerous animal, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Chronicle of the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired teacher fears the world is coming to an end when his jobless son is abandoned by his wife after having a baby.
Style: touching, serious, sexy, contemplative, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, couples, parents and children, elderly, crumbling marriage, human nature, husband wife relationship, family crisis, father son relationship, unfulfillment, apocalypse, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, hidden identity, danger, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, war, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: starting over, reunion, parents and children, couple relations, lovers reunited, family relations, couples, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 391
The Prize (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ceci, a seven year old girl, has to keep a huge secret, but she doesn't completely understand what is the secret about. The life of her family depends on her silence. But what exactly must she keep silent about? Ceci and her mom live hidden ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, rebellion, dishonesty, family relations, political unrest, parents and children, family in danger, repression, village ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 738
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, couples, hopes, family relations, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, confined, rescue, family problems, family relations, parents and children, crimes, single parent, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, new york, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 440
The Masseur (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Following the death of his father and a chance meeting with an abusive romance novelist, a masseur working in a gay massage parlor struggles to make sense of his unfulfilling relationships while simultaneously assisting his mother in preparing his ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: masseur, prostitute, gay, male prostitute, dysfunctional family, family problems, survival, family life, parents and children, self discovery, sexual relations, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Good Road (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, working class, father son relationship, boy, truck driver, husband wife relationship, truck, mother son relationship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Majesty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One hour before the State Opening of Parliament, something very unusual happens. The Prime Minister appears and demands an adjustment to the Queen's speech. The speech concerns aid to Africa. Even with all the pressure around the State Opening, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: royal family, politics, society, love and romance, head of state, couples, private vs public, family relations, disagreement, forbidden love, parents and children, royal court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, london, netherlands, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 293
Stand-by (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A woman remains in an airport after her husband announces he wants a divorce, just before they are to board a plane for Argentina. Unwilling to turn to her sister and emotionally traumatized she makes the airport her home, making money by working as ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, offbeat
Plot: prostitute, airport, friendship, breakup, couples, starting over, feminism, fish out of water, husband wife relationship, self esteem, stewardess, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 243
Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, political unrest, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, society, crimes, disorder, coming of age, siblings relations, female director
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bullfighting, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, couples, family problems, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, adultery, father daughter relationship, disturbed childhood, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 726
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, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
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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, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, parents and children, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 284
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dam Street (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's adoption, telling Yun the child died at birth. Ten ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: estrangement, small town, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, foster child ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 392
Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, relationship vs career, family life, friends, family relations, social relations, couples, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 365
La león (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deep in the lush river jungles of Argentina, Alvaro lives a solitary existence fishing and harvesting reeds. What sets him apart from the rest of his village is that he is gay. There are no other gay men in his world, his only means of expression is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, isolation, couples, disagreement, love and romance, immigration, gay slur, murder, gay lead character, island, male rape, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 655
The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the barbed wire she also passes from childhood into adulthood, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash, military, society, family tradition, fall in love, wartime life, political unrest, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Andres Doesn't Want to Take a Nap (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Drama starring Norma Aleandro, Conrado Valenzuela, Fabio Aste
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, isolation, grandmother grandson relationship, dictatorship, death of mother, moving
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Father and Son (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A small family "a father and a son" lives on the top floor of an old house. The father retired from the military, when he was a student in flight school, he experienced the first and the only love of his life. This girl became his wife and ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, soldier, parents and children, single parent, youth, haunted by the past, human nature, human relationship, adolescence vs adulthood, secret, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%