Movies like Babette's Feast

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Babette's Feast (1987)
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Original name: Babettes gæstebud
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, unknowingly, identifies Babette as the famous chef from Paris' "Cafe Anglais," and provides the catalyst for the enjoyment of the feast.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, talky, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: aging, elderly, birthday, siblings relations, eccentric family, family relations, maid, lottery, lifestyle, refugee, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, father son relationship, unspoken love, life philosophy, friendship, redemption, family drama, spinster, love story, village, chef, cooking and food, village life, refugees ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, bittersweet, culture clash, parents and children, runaway, loneliness and dialogue mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Babette's Feast: Cinema Paradiso (1988), Shower (1999), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), A Sunday in the Country (1984), The Window (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, movie theatre, village, filmmaking, childhood, friendship, censorship, generation gap, funeral, fictional biography ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 80s, twentieth century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily italy
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100%
 7.5
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Shower (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An aged father and his younger, mentally challenged son have been working hard every day to keep the bathhouse running for a motley group of regular customers. When his elder son, who left years ago to seek his fortune in the southern city of ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, tradition, shower, parents and children, society, human nature, father son relationship, family relations, aging, brother brother relationship, businessman, bathhouse ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tibet, tokyo
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100%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, working class, parents and children, life is a bitch, island, down on your luck, social differences, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Sunday in the Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, poignant ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, aging, family gatherings, painter, elderly man, down on your luck, parents and children, world war one, social differences, society, human nature ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Window (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is a significant day for 80 year old Antonio. After an absence of many years, his estranged son is coming to visit. All must be perfect. There will be a toast with a very special champagne an embrace; warm words that may finally bridge the gap ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, parents and children, family relations, aging, hopes, nursing, human nature, longing, elderly, estate, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, wilderness, fishing, childhood, americana, generation gap, self discovery, family relations, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: montana, usa
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43%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, hopes, estrangement, self discovery, dysfunctional family, elderly, aging, countryside, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, parents and children, battles, society, memory, post war, elderly, war crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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41%
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Francis and Blake Falls are Siamese twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world comes a young lady, who turns their world upside down. She gets ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: freak, siamese twins, prostitute, fall in love, eccentric family, impossible love, dealing with death, loneliness, hotel, brother brother relationship, halloween, twins ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: idaho, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: loneliness, doctor, family relations, family reunited, widower, parents and children, holiday, siblings relations, family problems, retired, loss of spouse, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
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37%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lifestyle, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz, family relations, redemption, society, human nature, dealing with death, performer's life, siblings relations, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Since Otar Left (2003)
Genre: Drama
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, elderly, generation gap, life is a bitch, protecting from truth, family problems, parents and children, loss of child, society, dealing with death, mother daughter relationship, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, usa, russia ...
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35%
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, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, nanny, world war two, soldier, lifestyle, orphan, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Ponette (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: kindergarten, bereavement, boarding school, death in the family, family problems, human nature, hopes, dealing with death, youth, provence, child, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, tokyo
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34%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, opposites attract, haunted by the past, parents and children, romance, youth, couples ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
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33%
 7.5
 21K
Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: sincere, sentimental, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: elderly, marriage, retirement home, nurse, alzheimer's disease, elderly lovers, true love, golden years, human spirit, fighting illness, hopes, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
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Coronation (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The elderly heir of a formerly wealthy and respected Chilean family, Andres, suffers from decadence and solitude. He hires young Estela in order to look after his tiranic and almost crazy grandmother. The differences in class and age don't stop ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, contemplative
Plot: love affair, self discovery, social decay, love triangle, elderly, aging, society, obsession, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chile
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33%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, self discovery, parents and children, partners, friends, life, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, friends, bittersweet, elderly, single parent, father figure, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, poverty, family relations, wealth, orphanage, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, financial problem, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, self discovery, homecoming, americana, escape, parents and children, obsessive quest, social relations, golden years ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, reconciliation, alienation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, couple relations, resentment, human nature, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.8
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Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, old woman, introspection, society, grandparent and grandchild, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, terminal illness, suicide, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, hopes, golden years, parents and children, self discovery, human nature, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, women ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 1K
A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, couples, follow your dream, parents and children, workplace, family problems, cooking and food, couple relations, hopes, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new york, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 574
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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, working class, aging, retiring, workplace situations, small town, elderly, bittersweet, small town life, humble, social relations, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 4K
Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, human nature, family life, small town life, injustice, working class, parents and children, mental illness, brother sister relationship, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea, sicily, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: immigrants, cold war, family relations, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, on the run, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, budapest hungary, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 21K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, faith, priest, winter, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, redemption, religions or cults, family relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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