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: forest, family in danger, survival, parents and children, fugitives, couples, isolation, political unrest, state affairs, husband wife relationship, colonialism, sick mother, mother son relationship, mountain, family relations, rape, cold, dream, runaway, rain, american, child, spaniard, independence, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: the philippines, asia

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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, family problems and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Independence: Kamchatka (2002), Kabei: Our Mother (2008), Among Us (2010), The Dust of Time (2008), Siberia, Monamour (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, political unrest, parents and children, isolation, confined, youth, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, political unrest, wartime life, family relations, single parent, state affairs, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, couples, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, family relations, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, couples, state affairs, starting over, political unrest, couple relations, lovers reunited, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: kazakhstan, usa, germany, italy, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: elderly, golden years, survival, orphan, wilderness, isolation, life is a bitch, forest, dangerous animal, change of heart, missing person, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, crumbling marriage, human nature, elderly, family crisis, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, unfulfillment, aging, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: starting over, family relations, couples, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, little boy, dead brother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: survival, political unrest, hidden identity, injustice, human nature, feminism, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, dishonesty, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, mountain, mother son relationship, snow, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: school, dictatorship, military, rebelliousness, parents and children, political unrest, family in danger, family relations, repression, dishonesty, rebellion, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, family relations, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, touching, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, working class, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boy, truck, mother son relationship, society, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, starting over, couples, breakup, feminism, fish out of water, husband wife relationship, self esteem, stewardess, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, family problems, couples, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, adultery, disturbed childhood, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: masseur, gay, male prostitute, prostitute, dysfunctional family, family problems, survival, parents and children, family life, self discovery, fall in love, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, artists and showbiz, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, pregnant woman, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, love and romance, head of state, society, private vs public, family relations, disagreement, couples, royal court, forbidden love, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe, south africa, africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, downfall, unfulfillment, job seeking, down on your luck, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, confined, rescue, family relations, parents and children, single parent, crimes, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, fbi, interracial marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south korea, new york, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: estrangement, small town, unlikely couple, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, pregnancy, secret ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: adoption, adopted daughter, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, couples, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: teenage life, introspection, military, fall in love, society, life is a bitch, youth, family tradition, political unrest, couples, culture clash, wartime life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, isolation, grandmother grandson relationship, dictatorship, moving, death of mother
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, hopes, society, family problems, unemployment, parents and children, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, strong female presence, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, family relations, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, elderly lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, dysfunctional family, race against time, survival, terminal illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, family relations, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, disagreement, couples, isolation, immigration, gay lead character, murder, gay slur, island, male rape, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%