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The Grandfather (1998)
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The Grandfather (1998)
Original name: El abuelo
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 151 min.
Story: After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, melancholic, talky, harsh, sexy, visually appealing, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, suicidal thoughts, grandson, bittersweet, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, small town life, aging, small town, golden years, social relations, grandfather, old age, daughter in law, love, pornography, beautiful scenery, writers, glbt, adaptation, loneliness, family ...
Time: 90s, 18th century, 70s
Place: spain, europe, latin america, tokyo, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, bittersweet and culture clash mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Grandfather: The Flower of My Secret (1995), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995), Candles on Bay Street (2006), The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000), A Cool, Dry Place (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, strong female presence, midlife crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, midlife crisis, human nature, infidelity, introspection, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
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86%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: veterinarian, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, adoption, single parent, homecoming, couples, terminal illness, social relations, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
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74%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, bittersweet, friendship, hopes, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, small town life, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, disability, love and romance, couples, youth, unfulfillment, society, down on your luck, parents and children, dull life, ex convict, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An emotionally distant father attempts to reconnect with the son he abandoned. After his estranged son (Juan Diego Botto) tries to commit suicide, Argentine expat Martín (Federico Luppi) brings the troubled teen live with him in Spain. But though ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, americana, lovers reunited, pregnancy, reunion, hopes, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, friendship, introspection, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia, usa, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, love affair, pregnancy, infidelity, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, introspection, couples, family relations, family problems, midlife crisis, woman in danger, singleness, pregnancy, bittersweet, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
49%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, fall in love, unfulfilled love, introspection, religions or cults, family problems, couples, family relations, strong female presence, sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: looking for love, redemption, infidelity, couple relations, couples, haunted by the past, love and romance, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ismael (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An 8-year-old boy tracks down his father.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, father and son, bittersweet, family relations, family drama, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, gay, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Plot: provence, countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, romance, love and romance, family secret, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, mother in law son in law relationship, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, nanny, obsession, eccentric family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, homecoming, americana, self discovery, escape, golden years, hopes, love and romance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, friends, estrangement, couple relations, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, breakup, family in crisis, love affair, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The City of No Limits (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Victor is a man who gets to Paris to join his family around their seriously ill father, Max. As the chance of selling the family business begins to disrupt the family relationships, Victor is desperately asked for help by Max. What seems in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, captivating, contemplative
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, family business, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, sin, terminal illness, secret past, betrayal, bittersweet, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, parents and children, family problems, society, unfulfillment, lgbt, family drama, sexuality, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, new jersey
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40%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, human nature, forbidden love, brewery, small business ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, romance, youth, fall in love, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, island, parents and children, small town, forbidden love, small town life, fall in love, social differences, estrangement, social relations, couples, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, harlem, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, turkey
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37%