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The Family Friend (2006)
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The Family Friend (2006)
Original name: L'amico di famiglia
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other people's affairs, pretending to be the "family friend". One day he is asked by a man to lend him money for the wedding of Rosalba, his daughter. Geremia falls in love at first sight with the bewitching creature and and soon indulges in a "beauty and the beast" relationship...
Style: serious, touching, cynical, rough, dark humor, realistic, surreal, clever, grotesque
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, self destructing, destructive relationship, cons and scams, unrequited love, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, aging, neo noir, loneliness, obsession, down on your luck, money, nun, life is a bitch, swamp, loan, cowboy, gladiator, con artists, female nudity, oedipus complex, tailor, funeral ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Family Friend

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, life is a bitch, crimes and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Family Friend: In the Beginning (2009), The Spectator (2004), When the Night (2011), Amnesty (2011), Vicious Circle (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Beginning (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, clever, contemplative
Plot: mayor, pretense, fall in love, self discovery, cons and scams, power of love, love and romance, dishonesty, small time, disorder, deception, bribery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
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95%
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The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, love triangle, fall in love, destructive relationship, obsession, romance, stalking, dishonesty, estrangement, couples, redemption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, pardon, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legislation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, youth, interracial relations, teenage boy, skateboard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Sand Dollars (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, moral dilemma, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, society, rich and poor, dishonesty, island, gender, power relations, sexual content, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, infidelity, teachers and students, betrayal, celebrity culture, social relations, human nature, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Little White Lie (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Little White Lie follows the story of a luckless actor named Barry who has recently split from his girlfriend. He is seen wallowing at home in his pyjamas, where he becomes fixated on a children's television presenter who he sees on daytime ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, film within a film, male female relationship, dublin ireland, actor, down on your luck, play within film, conundrum, tv show in film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the casino there is only one queen, the small ball that spins on the roulette table. None of the players pays the slightest attention to the female dealers. But Takis, a «perennial» med student, doesn't go to the casino to win millions but ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: casino, gambling, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, lovers on the run, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, gangsters, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, beach, vacation, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 531
Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
Style: serious, cynical, surreal, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, sexual relations, losing-it hero, captivity, confined, danger, mute or deaf, social misfits, disorder, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 381
Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, unfulfilled love, love and romance, orphan, society, romance, youth, rich and poor, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 402
Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual content, crimes, investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, embezzlement, stock broker, couple relations, misfit, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 202
One of a Kind (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Frédi loses his mother, he realizes she has passed her healing gift on to him. Frédi rejects it totally, tangled up in his own unhappiness, until a fatal accident changes everything. He is forced to acknowledge that he had healing hands.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: fall in love, supernatural ability, supernatural, love and romance, healing, accident, seaside, hospital, fishing, motorcycle accident, swimming pool, epileptic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, friends, love and romance, society, friendship, haunted by the past, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, human nature, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, private vs public, unsuccessful, couples, down on your luck, university, film within a film, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: on the road, fall in love, survival, love and romance, hopes, danger, starting over, rescue, immigrants, desert, follow your dream, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Consequences of Love (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: age difference, mafia, hotel, loneliness, unlikely couple, mysterious character, haunted by the past, fall in love, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Me and You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, youth, teenage life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family problems, heroin addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Night Run (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: taxi, family relations, cons and scams, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, once in a lifetime opportunity, siblings relations, crime, taxi driver
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, youth, love and romance, college graduate, clubbing, couples, twentysomething life, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief), destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Future (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Chile, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When their parents die, Bianca starts to smoke and Tomas is still a virgin. The orphans explore the dangerous streets of adulthood until Bianca finds Maciste, a retired Mr. Universe, and enters his dark mansion in search of a future.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, sexual ...
Plot: orphan, juvenile delinquency, destructive relationship, family problems, death in the family, moral dilemma, adolescence vs adulthood, strong sexual content, dishonesty, youth, danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Present day. Chile. Legendary bank robber Vergara Grey is getting out of prison after 5 long years and is looking forward to a quiet, uneventful life together with his wife and son whom oddly he hasn't heard from in years. But soon his resolve ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, vengeance, going straight, human nature, unlikely couple, romance, criminal heroes, love and romance, crimes, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heist, gang, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: lifestyle, fall in love, friendship, self discovery, parents and children, hopes, society, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, farm, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, pregnancy, fall in love, hopes, dishonesty, family problems, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, friendship, introspection, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Gorbaciof (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marino Pacileo has a soft spot for gambling. When he discovers that Lila's father, the young Chinese girl that he is in love with cannot pay a debt, the gambler steals money from the jail he is in to help the love of his life.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, gambling, downfall, fall in love, society, love and romance, gambler, crimes, couples, rivalry, interracial relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Of Human Bondage (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medical student Philip fall in love with Mildred, a waitress. Although she is a flirt, they have a love affair. But when Philip is told about her constant infideliy, they break up. Mildred quits her job and becomes a prostitute. But Philip is still ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, obsession, hospital, infidelity, waitress, artist, medical student, unfulfillment, romance, best friends, destructive relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Miracle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: mother son incest, incestuous kiss, friendship, abandoned by mother, single father, obsession, teenage life, couples, love and romance, youth, betrayal, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%