Movies like Between Strangers

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Between Strangers (2002)
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Between Strangers (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three women confront their pasts which changes their futures.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: vengeance, forbidden love, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, introspection, unfulfillment, photojournalist, friend, long lost daughter, photographer, robbery, airport, gardener, little girl, drawing, getting home, garden, abusive husband, ex convict, paraplegic, beating ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, angola

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, introspection and human nature mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Between Strangers: Emile (2003), Daybreak (2003), The Stone Angel (2007), Face (2002), When the Night (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, starting over, elderly, family problems, betrayal, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, europe, england, british columbia
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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82%
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, couples, retirement home, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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79%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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72%
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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
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, forbidden love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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62%
Touching Wild Horses (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a young man is sent to live with his reclusive aunt (Jane Seymour) on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: isolation, island, friendship, self discovery, family relations, love and romance, rehabilitation, family life, haunted by the past, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, family relations, selflessness, introspection, elderly, father daughter relationship, bittersweet, hopes, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, young lovers, unfulfillment, teenage life, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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55%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, religions or cults, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, family relations, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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46%
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, athlete's life, rehabilitation, romance, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
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45%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, redemption, starting over, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, parents and children, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, human nature, forbidden love, brewery, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, lifestyle, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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41%
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I Am Yours (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An unhappy single mother in Norway's Pakistani expatriate community begins to ignore her young son in favor of placating a Swedish filmmaker she thinks could change her life for the better.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, single parent, family relations, destructive relationship, human nature, unfulfillment, social misfits, society, culture clash, mother son relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, love and romance, society, hopes, immigrants, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Beyond (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, alcoholic father, husband wife relationship, abusive father, dying woman, child abuse ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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40%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: anthology, captivating, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, family relations, infidelity, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Stone's Throw (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Olivia lives in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada along with her son, Thomas, a daughter, Sarah, and has been separated from her French-speaking husband, Jean Marc. She has an estranged brother named Jack Walker who she has not seen for many ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: single parent, best friends, estrangement, family relations, investigation, environmentalism, parents and children, society, love affair, haunted by the past, idealism, photojournalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, midlife crisis, couple relations, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, family problems, innocence lost, haunted by the past, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Puzzle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maria's family give her a puzzle for her 50th birthday, and she loves it. Not only does the patient housewife have fun solving the puzzle, she's also really good at them. Overflowing with enthusiasm for her new-found passion, she goes back ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, gloomy, realistic
Plot: puzzle, family relations, contests and competitions, rise to the top, family life, hopes, ambition, introspection, self discovery, midlife crisis, bittersweet, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, couples, unfulfillment, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, boy, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brittany
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35%