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The Dance of Reality (2013)
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The Dance of Reality (2013)
Original name: La danza de la realidad
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: “Having broken away from my illusory self, I was desperately seeking a path and a meaning to life.” This phrase perfectly sums up Alejandro Jodorowsky’s biographical project: reconstituting the incredible adventure of his life. Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on edge of the Chilean desert, where this film was shot. It was there where he discovered the fundamentals of reality, as he underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family.
Style: art house, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surreal, clever, offbeat, stylized
Plot: surrealism, family life, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, family relations, youth, misfit, street kid, parents and children, family problems, society, social misfits, childhood, father son relationship, firefighter, childhood memory, performer's life, immigrants, coming of age, siblings relations, streetwise, supportive parent, sex, dog, horse ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: chile, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, society and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Dance of Reality: Endless Poetry (2016), Aglaya (2012), The Holy Mountain (1973), My Ain Folk (1973), Absence (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Endless Poetry (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.
Style: sexy, captivating, sincere, light, touching
Plot: autobiography, surrealism, gay, family relations, male nudity, father son relationship, cousin cousin relationship, violin, nudity (full frontal - brief), history of chile, piano, sex scene ...
Time: 1940s
Place: chile, santiago de chile, santiago chile
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Aglaya (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: circus, performer's life, desire for fame, dysfunctional family, ambition, self discovery, family problems, eccentric family, youth, family relations, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: hungary
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The Holy Mountain (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, female genitalia, soldier, mountain, bird, alchemist, thief, surrealism, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, social decay, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: bleak, sincere, gloomy, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: autobiography, child neglect, down on your luck, mental illness, parents and children, boarding school life, social misfits, youth, life is a bitch, misfit, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, child as adult, youth, family problems, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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24%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sincere, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, estrangement, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, paralysis, alcohol abuse, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, vietnam
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Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, family problems, siblings relations, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, innocence lost, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
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23%
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, elderly, society, golden years, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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22%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, going straight, youth, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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22%
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Boy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A family of four lives off of scams in which they pretend to be injured by automobiles. After suffering an injury during the war, the father believes he is an invalid. He and his wife have a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. The adults pretend ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, child abuse, parents and children, cons and scams, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, estrangement, social decay, innocence lost, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, hokkaido
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22%
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Bad Boys (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story bases on four Finnish brothers, nicknamed 'the Eura Daltons' who received nation-wide notoriety for tearing gas pumps apart when they needed cash. The cast is an impressive one: the brothers are portrayed by Peter Franzen, Lauri ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, criminal heroes, youth, misfit, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, society, young love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
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21%
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My Childhood (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, sincere, touching, bleak ...
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, youth, life is a bitch, society, friends, realism, family relations, kids in trouble, social misfits, down on your luck, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom
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21%
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: social differences, family problems, family relations, society, hopes, family life, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, family in crisis, village, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, youth, hopes, family relations, disability, society, single parent, mentally challenged, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: working class, ambition, social differences, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, rise to the top, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Falling Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The wickedly funny story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the 60's, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. Affectionately dubbed "Little Women on acid", ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, serious
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, suburban life, estrangement, couples, youth, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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20%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: social misfits, parents and children, family relations, youth, friendship, society, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
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20%
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Porto of My Childhood (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Manoel de Oliveira's autobiographical documentary about returning to his hometown.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, semi documentary, offbeat ...
Plot: lifestyle, city life, introspection, social relations, filmmaking, society, first love, memoir, urban, artists and showbiz, bittersweet, archive footage ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, contemporary, 30s, 21st century ...
Place: portugal, europe
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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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, single parent, society, family problems, youth, danger, life is a bitch, social misfits, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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20%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, betrayal, society, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, survival, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: new york
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The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, biblical
Plot: journey, jesus, parents and children, society, gospel, bible, family relations, young heroes, family life, youth, messiah, christian ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, egypt, palestine, israel
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19%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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19%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, lifestyle, rise to the top, human spirit, single parent, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
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19%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, under the surface, estrangement, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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19%
Romulus, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, family relations, isolation, impossible love, hopes, family problems, rivalry, couples, teenage life, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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19%
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, lifestyle, single parent, youth, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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19%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, teenage life, street kid, homeless, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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19%
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Suzanne (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, fall in love, single parent, coming of age, family problems, siblings relations, youth, teenage girl, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: france
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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