Movies like Bashing

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Bashing (2005)
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Bashing (2005)
Original name: バッシング
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than Japan, and the embarrassment of getting captured but not killed, as things of which to be brutally ashamed.
Style: psychological, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy, propaganda film
Plot: journalism, confined, homecoming, misfit, estrangement, hopes, volunteer, hostage, life is a bitch, chase, society, social misfits, propaganda, torment, leftist, hostages, pursuit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iraq, middle east, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, misfit, social misfits and estrangement mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Bashing: Everyday (2012), The Rebirth (2007), Home Again (2012), Dealer (2004), Distance (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, friendship, life is a bitch, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, dealing with death, starting over, friends, very little dialogue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, rivalry, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, canada, usa
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66%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, estrangement, social misfits, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, overdose, society, criminal heroes, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.9
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: afterlife, destiny, estrangement, supernatural, terrorism, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, teenage life, death in the family, religions or cults, dealing with death, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
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Badland (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Jerry (Jamie Draven) was an idealist when he served in the first Gulf War. But when he was later deployed to Iraq, Jerry was an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns from Iraq he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, starting over, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, military, war, desperation, strong violent content, anti war, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, society, family relations, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, coping, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sailor, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Phobidilia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After suffering an emotional breakdown in a public place, a young man vows to quit the chaotic city life and never leave his apartment. He quickly discovers that in todays world all his needs can be easily met: sexual satisfaction via the internet, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: opposites attract, losing-it hero, confined, isolation, mental illness, impossible love, estrangement, couples, misfit, love and romance, eviction, programmer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, social misfits, society, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gender, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 3K
Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, disorder, introspection, isolation, misfit, confined, social misfits, forest, loneliness, society, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
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Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, human nature, doctors and patients, isolation, estrangement, confined, misfit, society, social misfits, doctor, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, misfit, dishonesty, hopes, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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42%
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K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, confined, fish out of water, hopes, gender, violence, power relations, misfit, gays and lesbians, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bright Future (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two friends who work in the same oshibori laundry are lost in the drudgery of everyday life. They hang out together, barely functioning and barely communicating. Their middle-aged boss makes a desparate attempt to connect with them with disasterous ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gang, friendship, crimes, rebelliousness, resentment, estrangement, ghost, father son relationship, society, pets, hopes, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, society, love and romance, fighting illness, reconciliation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, society, estrangement, music, life is a bitch, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, photojournalist, female protagonist, post traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress, couples, captivity, hostage, captive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Something in the Way (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ahmad, a porn obsessed taxi driver from Jakarta, falls for the beautiful young prostitute Kinar and struggles with sexual frustration and misguided piety.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, social misfits, dull life, misfit, strong sexual content, society, prostitute, religions or cults, unfulfillment, taxi, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, family relations, everyday life, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, prostitute, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, society, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, poverty, worker, countryside, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, buddies, estrangement, hopes, redemption, friends, bittersweet, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 4K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, high school life, friendship, youth, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the second feature film by Russian director Vasily Sigarev, fate brings ordeals to characters that find themselves immersed in deep crisis; they must seek the strength to cope with adversity. In a remote and cold region of Russia, Galya, a ...
Style: bleak, psychological, melancholic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: destiny, tragic love, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, family problems, father son relationship, hopes, love, society, dishonesty, self sacrifice, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, estrangement, pregnancy, death in the family, society, social decay, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual content, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, human nature, redemption, bittersweet, unfulfillment, family feud, brother sister relationship, problem solving, brother, relationship problems, living together ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, social decay, youth, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: love triangle, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, intern, hopes, family relations, rivalry, love, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, solitude, coming of age, introspection, teenage life, family problems, teenage love, losing-it hero, estrangement, society, youth, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%