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The Thirteenth Tale (2013)
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The Thirteenth Tale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Margaret Lea, a young biographer, attempts to interview writer Vida Winter, whose health is deteriorating. Vida has previously denied access to the secrets of her life and childhood home. Vida tells her story to Margaret, helping Margaret to confront her past.
Style: gothic, captivating, touching, serious, disturbing, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, twins, writer's life, mystery, aging, sibling relationship, storytelling, teenage life, youth, elderly, unsupportive parent, gain trust, coming of age, strong female presence, sister sister relationship, female writer, family secret, brother sister relationship, english countryside, isolated house, family secrets, past, childhood, arson ...
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about family relations, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, parents and children, coming of age and couples mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Thirteenth Tale: The Shanghai Spell (2002), Restless (2009), The Chalk Garden (1964), The Orheim Company (2012), The Stone Angel (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Shanghai Spell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old freedom-fighter pits himself against bad types, a pretty ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, undercover, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, crimes, love and romance, youth, romance, village, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: barcelona, spain, china, catalonia, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 87
Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, relationship vs career, teenage love, family relations, elderly, youth, teenage life, couples, haunted by the past, estrangement, aging, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Chalk Garden (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the ...
Style: psychological, clever, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, cure, nanny, adolescence, problem child, governess, judge, hypocrisy, family problems, child as adult, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parenthood, childhood, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, coping, youth, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Stone Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The feisty aging Hagar Shipley has lived an unconventional life. Her rebellious heart has always ruled and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. Faced with her own mortality, and desperate to find solace, she goes on the run. In ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, couple relations, aging, elderly, on the run, nursing, introspection, retirement home, couples, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 261
Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, humorous
Plot: teenage life, youth, family in crisis, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biopic of Agatha Christie including her 10 day disappearance.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: writer's life, mystery, private detective, missing person, memory loss, haunted by the past, murder mystery, disappearance, divorce, artists and showbiz, hotel, agatha christie ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: introspection, addiction, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, friends, eating disorder, siblings relations, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, anorexia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 1K
Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, creative block, parents and children, life is a bitch, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 484
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, countryside, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 19-year-old searches for her twin brother after he runs away from home, following a fight with their father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: twins, family relations, lie, siblings relations, woman in danger, parent child relationship, family, missing person, depression, mystery, uncover truth, holiday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, barcelona, normandy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 62K
Mr. Holmes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, ...
Style: clever, tense, enigmatic, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, memory loss, aging, mystery, uncover truth, one last case, haunted by the past, who done it, elderly, crimes, memory ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 1910s
Place: england, japan, europe, hiroshima japan, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 829
Electricity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long-lost brother, experiencing hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy during her trip.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, missing person, hallucination, coastal town, epilepsy, female protagonist, brother, search, defiant, obsessive quest, strong female presence, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 216
1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, youth, family relations, island, coming of age, bittersweet, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Summer in Genoa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Off the Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nick Nolte) gets a younger friend (Trevor Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, family relations, sport team, youth, high school life, reunion, high school, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The King of Ping Pong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rille, an ostracized and bullied teenager, who only excels in the ping pong room, descends into a life-and-death struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their father surfaces during their spring break.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, family relations, breakup, teenage life, youth, unfulfillment, couples, coming of age, brother brother relationship, family secret, ping pong ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 614
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 712
Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, change of luck, society, drugs/alcohol, hopes, youth, alcohol abuse, friendship, teenage life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 656
The Hanged Man (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two lovers break the law and struggle to stay together when carnal obsession causes tempers to flare.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: rape, blackmail, haunted by the past, young lovers, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, teenager, mystery, love, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, society, youth, social misfits, elderly, river, coming of age, grandfather granddaughter relationship, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 3K
Agatha (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In real life, mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in December 1926. To this day, no one knows the details of what she did during that time. The film gives a fictional account of Christie's time away, showing her as a woman ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, investigation, writer's life, murder, private detective, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, historical figure, electric chair, mystery writer ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 472
In Our Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, parents and children, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, family problems, military, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1920s, 1910s, 1940s
Place: england, pittsburgh, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 1K
Tribute (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: danger, love and romance, haunted by the past, overdose, neighbor, grandmother, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, family life, love affair, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 466
Everything (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man visits a prostitute but just wants to talk. She goes along with it until he starts asking questions. Is he just a loner or is there a different reason for him to come here?
Style: tense, serious, realistic, talky, surprise ending
Plot: prostitute, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, father daughter reunion, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, flatmate, police officer, sexual abuse, curiosity, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Arthur & George (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Arthur & George is a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel about Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle as played by actor Martin Clunes. Set in 1906 in Staffordshire, Hampshire and London the drama follows Sir Arthur and his ...
Style: captivating, clever, enigmatic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, who done it, investigation, private detective, writer's life, mystery, uncover truth, injustice, crimes, writers, loss of wife, prejudice ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%