A TV/film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes.

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Boy sent to a mental asylum for teenagers where he falls in love

I watched one movie when I was a boy, around 18 years ago maybe and I did not know the name nor the name of any actor, even worse it is not a popular movie. I am asking here because years of googling ...
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Elderly couple manipulate people in order to steal their bodies

I have once seen a movie (or a TV episode, but probably not) with the following plot: In the beginning, a reporter is making a story on immortality and does interview with a an elderly couple who ...
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Movie about a kid with a terrible illness (with many phases of body function losses)

I've been looking for this movie about a boy who gets a rare illness. This illness starts when the boy is between 5-9 years old and is based on a real person's story. The illness has many symptoms ...
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Movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood and are acually salespeople?

What's that movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood, having a "perfect" life and they are trying to impress and influence the neighbors to buy things. They are acually employed salepeople.
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What's that movie with a surreal golden tree appearing from time to time?

I once watched a movie of which I only remember a few things... The most present memory is this huge golden tree... Or at least I think the tree itself was golden. Then scene in which this tree ...
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Man is trapped for years, begins exercising

A man wakes up, wearing only boxer shorts. He is trapped in an environment that is sort of like a fun house, that has a picture of someone that looks a bit like Haile Selassie. Years evidently pass. ...
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Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
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Guy accepts death penalty though he is innocent

About 10-15 years ago I watched a movie: there was a couple of anti death penalty activists. The woman dies, presumably murdered. The husband is charged and accepts the death penalty. After his ...
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An “older” movie about a man stealing a dead man's identity

All I remember about the movie is that a man in a hotel in Africa (I think) takes the identity of a man that he finds dead next door. The man doesn't realize that people are looking for the man whose ...
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Homeless woman abandons young daughter

A woman loses her home. She is homeless and pregnant, she births a baby girl. She tries to raise it but in the end she buys her a necklace and tells her she's gonna get sandwiches and leaves her. The ...
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Identify Cop Drama where main character helps his partner out of a crime

The following scene is from a movie I watched several years ago. I would guess the movie itself was released between 1995-2005. Cops and Medics get called for backup. 2 Cops arrive at an apartment ...
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Cop partner supposedly dies, yet is alive and the bad guy

Movie where there is a cop partnership, and they are trying to find the bad guy who has files or paperwork, something like that. One of the partners "dies" and the other one continues to look for the ...
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Movie about a man who is working on building a dam in Iraq

Someone in relation with a girl, she is pregnant. He leaves to work building a dam in Iraq. Much later waiting for his flight to New York City. In Iraq (or some undeveloped country), a man tells ...
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A woman kills her friend's husband and feeds the body to a police officer

It is an older movie where a woman kills her best friend's husband or boyfriend because he's abusive. She then feeds the dead body to a police officer.
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In The Bridge, do Saga and Martin speak Danish, Swedish or both?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen (aka "The Bridge"), when Saga (from Sweden) and Martin (from Denmark) are together, what language do they speak? How about other characters? We don't speak ...
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What is the name of the (non-English language) movie which is mostly set in a school

In 2009, while traveling to the USA on British Airways I watched a non-English movie which probably is a Spanish, French or German movie. I was watching the movie with English subtitles and I could ...
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90's Drama Suspense

So I have been racking my brain and searching for a movie for a over a year now. I'm sick and tired of trying to figure out on my own. Please let me know if you can help. Beginning of Movie: Has a ...
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Films released in additional version without the score?

I once saw a scene from Silence of the Lambs without the post-sound work. It was significantly less scary, hardly even creepy... This got me thinking: in rather emotional movies, the score adds a ...
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Movie or TV movie where a woman accidentally pours a potentially dangerous germ down the drain

A movie or TV movie from at least 30 - 35 years ago that I saw on TV. A woman accidentally pours a weakened but dangerous bacteria or virus down the drain. Her boss wants to cover up the incident. She ...
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European movie where human heads attached to animal bodies

A young college student, who is down and out on his luck, hitches a ride with a couple weird doctors. They offer him cash if he agrees to let the dr's use him for medical experiments for the weekend. ...
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Man finds out his lover is really a man?

I believe I remember secretly watching parts if not an entire movie with my parents when I was a child, unknown to them. Unless I dreamed about this and it didn't really happen. In the movie there's a ...
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Movies about (twin) brothers and a woman I saw when I was in Australia

I think I saw it around 2004. I vaguely remember the woman reached out to one of the brothers first, she reached her hand in his pants. I don't remember what happened after that, but somewhere close ...
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Two boys trick another boy by prentending to be a girl online

I'm looking for an movie where two boys creates an fake Facebook account and start chatting with boy on their school. Later in the movie they start to send nudes and all his nudes ends up at school ...
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Camera sway as cinematic technique?

I've noticed a trend in movies where the camera "sways" during quiet, drama scenes, as opposed to "shaky cam" which is used during action scenes. I've noticed its use in both political/war movies and ...
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Teacher turns racist and violent classmates into peaceful individuals

I have seen this american movie (english) in high school. My english teacher loved it so much that she decided to show it to the whole class. Production date should be between 2002 and 2007. It's ...
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Movie about a man that reincarnates as a dog

This one is really killing me, as I have been searching for years and can't find any info anywhere (IMDB, Google) and I would love to re-watch it. I watched this film in an international film ...
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Movie I saw in the 1970s with corrupt sheriff after a man and woman

Movie I saw in the 1970s on TV. It could have been a TV movie, but I doubt it. It was about a nasty and corrupt sheriff after a man and woman. I don't remember why. He kills one of their friends by ...
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College student gets involved with his professor's wife

So I'm looking for this movie that's about a college student (I think) that was given an assignment from his professor. At some point in the movie, the student gets to go to the professor's house to ...
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70s movie where fatally ill wife is frozen to be thawed when her illness is cured

There was a movie (released around 70s or early 80s I think) where someone's wife was fatally ill. She was frozen to be kept alive, until a cure is available. Much later, a cure was found, and she ...
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Man accused of murdering child in US south, set free

This American movie takes place in the south I believe in the 40s or 50s. A child has been murdered and a (black?) man has been accused and arrested. One scene includes the victim's mother at a ...
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A 70's/80's movie about a psychologist/psychiatrist and his life

He is in his 40's/early 50's, His father is a famous psychologist who writes best sellers and scorns him. He has troubles with his wife (maybe divorced?). One of his patients is an old cab driver that ...
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Movie I saw on TV with childhood memories of killing a fish with a stick, later rebuilding life

I saw a movie on TV a long ago and I can not remember at all what it was called. Here are some details: I think it's a drama from 1990-2012 Brutally killed a fish with a stick with a nail on it on ...
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Teenaged Asian boy involved with prostitution

The movie name starts with a "M" and has a "K" in it. The only things I can remember is that a young Asian/Chinese/Japanese teen boy travels to a place and meets this girl he likes, but ends up ...
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Aunt forces girl to marry her cousin

A father leaves his daughter to an aunt and go and tell her to return, but does not return . After several years her aunt forcing girl to marry her cousin who had taken care of before. After this move ...
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Reverend dad looks for runaway prostitue daughter in big city; 'Sunday' in the title

This may have been a tv movie I saw somewhere on Tv a year or so ago, a father who I think is a small town Reverend played by a big actor, thought George C. Scott or Marlon Brando but no movie in ...
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Movie about old man and young woman. Suicide

My girlfriend is looking for a movie she saw a few years ago, approximately 2011. It's about an older propably retarded man who hangs himself in the end and a young woman with whom he has had some ...
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movie about a rodeo cowboy and a mechanic girl (raped by her redneck brother)

I usually can find all the movies I look for with the information I have, but this one is eluding me. I thought the girls was Daryl Hannah, but by her filmography it appears I was wrong. the movie ...
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3 white brothers: an excon, a war veteran and a young urban artist

This is probably from late 80s or early 90s. The 3 brothers are adults but still live at their parents with family problems. The war vet is timid and somewhat crazy, spends time alone in his room and ...
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Semi-thriller/drama with a prostitute, money and betrayal

I'm looking for a movie with a prostitute who carries a bag with an S letter hanging (so the girl's name started with S). One guy is trying to track the girl down and ends up having some kind of ...
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Struggling to remember the name of a Brit gangster drama series

A British drama series - late 90s / early 2000s - about a gangland family. I think it was set in the 60s. As I recall, when the boss dies, the son and daughter take over the family and disown ...
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Woman helps a girl who keeps falling to the ground

I want to know the title of a drama movie in which a woman helps a girl (not her daughter) to defend herself, because she doesn't react when falling to the ground and kids bully her because of this. ...
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Looking for title of a movie featuring flashbacks to a school shooting. [closed]

So a few years back I watched a movie about a woman who is married, but can't get over what happened while she was in highschool I think: A boy began shooting everyone in the school but she hid in the ...
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Identify black and white courtroom drama film

I saw an English language (probably American, but possibly British) black and white courtroom drama film on TV some 30+ years ago on TV. The plot captivated me at the time. Despite my best attempts at ...
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Identify this courtroom drama for me

Definitely an American movie, probably came out in the last 10 or 15 years. I just remember towards the end the lead character, who appeared to have some kind of handicap (I think a stutter or ...
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Young girl with scars on face

I believe it features Susan Ward. The story is that of a young girl with scars or burns on her face. She meets a young lad. He takes interest and sets her up for a robbery, but she's caught and goes ...
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Identifying a Movie called “Espionage”

I'm trying to identify a movie that I saw on TV sometime in the 90's or early 2000's. We had digital cable in the house so it could be either on one of the broadcast networks or on a premium channel ...
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Man wrongly convicted to death penalty, saved at the end

I found this site after googling for hours trying to find this movie that's are stuck in my head. It has been years since I have seen them and something recently made me think of them. Since then I ...
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Possibly orphan taken in by two brothers (?) in a strange house

It seems the movie is from the 80's or 90's. It's pretty sure it's an american movie. My brother remembers a boy, possibly an orphan (about 8-12 yrs), who gets taken in by two men who might be ...
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Early 60's British movie- Boy falls out of train, woman drowned in bathtub

Early 60's B&W British movie Memorable scenes: Boy on train asking over and over for candy or something keeps pulling at door which opens and he falls out. Later a woman in a bathtub takes ...
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Help identifying gambling? movie

I don't remember a lot of the details from the film at all, but one scene stands out rather vividly. The main character is a young man, in his 20s/30s, visiting his dying father at the hospital. He ...