Movies like Jaffa

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Jaffa (2009)
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Jaffa (2009)
Original name: Kalat Hayam
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, forbidden love, interracial relations, family feud, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, family problems, family business, realism, life turned upside down, parents and children, family in crisis, death in the family, running away from home, jewish, arab israeli conflict, judaism, favoritism among siblings, fight, racism, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel

Most similar movies to Jaffa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about family relations, family problems, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family and youth mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Jaffa: Or (My Treasure) (2004), The Other Son (2012), Red Leaves (2014), Inheritance (2012), Hold Back (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: escort, prostitution, down on your luck, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, jewish, parents and children, life turned upside down, family problems, switched at birth, teenage boy, introspection, society, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.9
 41
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, serious, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, elderly, society, family problems, golden years, immigrants, parents and children, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 144
Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family life, family gatherings, wartime life, human nature, bittersweet, village, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.2
 229
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: realistic, serious, sincere, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, forbidden love, impossible love, family in crisis, human nature, society, immigrants, love and romance, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, youth, introspection, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.9
 585
Torn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two families bond when their teenage sons are killed in an explosion at a suburban mall only to discover one of their children is the prime suspect.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family problems, dishonesty, parents and children, police investigation, family in crisis, family relations, shopping mall, death in the family, dealing with death, suburbs, explosion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 827
All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, estrangement, pregnancy, social decay, society, death in the family, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, painter, art ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, jewish, coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, family problems, family tradition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 240
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, forbidden love, parents and children, life turned upside down, society, student, honor, love, couples, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 551
Next to Her (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rachel, 27, is raising her mentally retarded sister Gabby, 24, all by herself. When the social worker finds out she leaves her sister alone in the house while at work, she is forced to place her in a day-care center. For the first time in her life ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, weird
Plot: mentally challenged, fall in love, destructive relationship, love and romance, family problems, family relations, love, sister sister relationship, threesome, illness, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 158
Cairo Exit (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful account of life in contemporary Cairo, this raw drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers shines a powerful spotlight upon the social and cultural taboos that riddle the city's diverse population. Heralding a bold new shift for ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, rough, bleak
Plot: social decay, social differences, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, single parent, realism, family problems, family relations, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, rebelliousness, family relations, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, miscarriage, strong female presence, pregnancy, depression, unfulfillment, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, serious, suspense ...
Plot: judge, courtroom drama, divorce, fighting the system, rebellion, unhappy wife, marital separation, legal, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 77
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, social misfits, society, family relations, misfit, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 342
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 415
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, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, adultery, disturbed childhood, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Blind Intersections (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three protagonists, one city, different backgrounds: Nour, India and Marwan pass each other but they never meet, though the effect of one incident will drastically alter their lives. Caught in a moment, their lives fall apart in just a matter of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, non-linear, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, destiny, family problems, down on your luck, death in the family, multiple storylines, drug abuse, marriage, car accident, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.2
 91
Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: sincere, realistic, thought provoking, rough, social ...
Plot: rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, youth, single parent, family relations, parents and children, realism, family problems, child as adult, life is a bitch, drug abuse, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single father, family relations, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, family in crisis, parent child relationship, babies and infants, death in the family, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
 672
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 2K
Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, brother sister incest, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, isolation, obsession, dysfunctional family, human nature, homecoming, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, love and romance, society, youth, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, culture clash, family relations, family problems, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, friendship, bittersweet, dishonesty, parents and children, hopes, terminal illness, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hopes, pregnancy, fall in love, family relations, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, bosnian war, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 953
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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, winter, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, working class, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, single parent, youth, family relations, addiction, children, class struggle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 1K
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: destiny, family problems, dull life, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, death in the family, women's issues, alienation, chance, sexual content, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%