Movies like Spiral 2008

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Spiral (2008)
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Spiral (2008)
Original name: Espiral
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Their men went to the North in search of their destiny, while they stayed.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: student film
Plot: immigrants, social relations, village, village life, family problems, society, gender, strong female presence, homecoming, family in crisis, bittersweet, feminism, unfulfillment
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, family relations, family problems, immigrants, parents and children, family in crisis and bittersweet mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Spiral: Northless (2009), Orphan (2009), Choco (2012), Terraferma (2011), Three-Step Dance (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, society, hopes, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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95%
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: social differences, family problems, family relations, hopes, society, family life, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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72%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, unemployment, parents and children, society, hopes, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, strong female presence, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
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71%
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, touching
Plot: tourist, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, immigrants, family relations, rules and policies, family problems, family life, ocean, misfit, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Three-Step Dance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, social relations, clergy, village, homecoming, village life, island, wedding, father daughter relationship, sea, sexual content, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sardinia
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67%
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 106
Never Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chayo returns to her hometown to care for her elderly mother and cope with her death. Surrounded by love and sublime beauty, Chayo has to give up something that as a woman and mother is inalienable. That will be the price of her freedom.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, elderly, golden years, unfulfillment, homecoming, death in the family, tradition, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, day of the dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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64%
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August Winds (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: large penis, couple relations, couples, realism, social relations, village life, village, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, care, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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58%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, society, hopes, immigrants, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, love and romance, romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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57%
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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54%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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52%
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Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: social differences, village life, social relations, society, human nature, village, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, pregnant woman, sculptor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Africa, Lesotho
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father, and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, stylized
Plot: village, self discovery, homecoming, estrangement, orphan, love and romance, bittersweet, estranged father, hiv, funeral, death of father, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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47%
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, couple relations, couples, society, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, married couple, family relations, female protagonist, relationships, changing lives, cultural difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, under the surface, family gatherings, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, siblings relations, strong female presence, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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42%
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Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Scandinavian immigrant, driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife, embarks on a quixotic mission to build a homemade ship and sail out of the prairie dust bowl at the height of the Great Depression.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, family relations, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, working class, unemployment, unfulfillment, prairie, ship, down on your luck
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: canada
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42%
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The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, aging, working class, society, elderly, social relations, workplace situations, retiring, small town, bittersweet, humble, small town life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, society, family problems, golden years, elderly, parents and children, immigrants, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: poverty, human spirit, leaving home, family problems, family relations, parents and children, youth, hopes, society, social misfits, estrangement, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, singleness, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, immigrants, friends, longing, secret, job seeking, society, feminism, folk, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, switzerland, europe, sarajevo
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39%
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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: touching, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, terminal illness, gender, family relations, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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37%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, drug abuse, single parent, youth, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, parents and children, terrorism, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Piano in a Factory (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Steelworker Chen has a passion for music and plays the accordion in a local band with a close group of friends. When his estranged wife returns one day after years of absence, she demands a divorce and sole custody of their daughter. Chen is at a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: hopes, working class, factory worker, family problems, prodigy, society, disagreement, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, custody, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, starting over, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, social relations, small town, bittersweet, mother son relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, ambition, teenage life, hip hop, society, family relations, youth, hopes, music, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, single parent, poverty, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%