Movies like In My Country

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In My Country (2004)
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In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic, political thriller
Plot: apartheid, journalism, interracial relations, politics, social decay, african american, racism, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, society, idealism, hopes, compassion, empire, interracial love, graphic violence, love and romance, fall in love, media, political unrest, state affairs, justice, christmas, sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile

Most similar movies to In My Country

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and emotional films with plots about death, family relations, husband wife relationship, society, mother son relationship, father son relationship and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like In My Country: After the Rain (1999), Damage (1992), The English Patient (1996), Personal Velocity (2002), The House of the Spirits (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, soldier, apartheid, friendship, friends, couples, romance, society, love and romance, paranoia, mental illness, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, south africa
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95%
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Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, non-linear, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, adultery, infidelity, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, passion, sexuality, fondling, incest, sensuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, brussels, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sentimental, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, adultery, war, tragic love, love story, betrayal, beautiful scenery, love, life & death, stranded, desert, mysterious character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sahara, italy, africa, egypt, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: hotel, boarding house, female nudity, spinster, piano, desperation, loneliness, psychopath, mental disorder, aging, betrayal, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: talky, intense, stylized, touching, serious ...
Plot: starting over, abusive husband, adolescence, family relations, hitchhiker, parents and children, human nature, love affair, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, harvard university, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet ...
Style: sexy, erotic, philosophical, art house, romantic ...
Plot: sex, love, female nudity, infidelity, love triangle, waitress, voyeurism, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual promiscuity, menage a trois, romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century
Place: central europe, czechoslovakia, geneva switzerland, california, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Denmark, Portugal
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, serious, sexy, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: revolution, civil war, farm, magic realism, justice, dysfunctional family, coup d'etat, rape, generation gap, dictatorship, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: latin america, south america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, confusing ...
Plot: death, love, culture clash, romance, politics, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), relationships, revolution, life philosophy, secrets, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, society, dishonesty, friendship, politics, protest, musician, police brutality, character study, political corruption, psychiatrist, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, lebanon, europe, turin italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, family relations, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 2K
Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, legal, society, uncover truth, human spirit, social decay, redemption ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: education, school, racism, teacher, hopes, prisoner of war camp, social relations, human spirit, ex military, blind ambition, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963, 50s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, crimes, political unrest, father daughter relationship, compassion, revolution, empire, sex crime, revolutionary, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, latin america, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating ...
Style: sad, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: forbidden love, couples, jewish, family relations, anti semitism, romance, single parent, love and romance, society, opposites attract, life is a bitch, culture clash ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: melancholic, talky, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, justice, depression, mental illness, revolution, injustice, conspiracy theory, on the run, drug abuse, environmentalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1968
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, woodstock, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, emotional, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, bullying, father son relationship, friendship, divorce, loneliness, bomb, parenthood, youth, revenge, childhood, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sudan, denmark, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
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The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: captivating, touching, stylized, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, idealism, fidel castro, immigrants, nightclub, love and romance, rebellion, chaos, family problems, hopes, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 2K
Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, fall in love, betrayal, friendship, love affair, couples, romance, society, father daughter relationship, adultery, secret, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london, cornwall ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, stylized, captivating, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: sex, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, sexuality, forbidden love, writers, infidelity, poet, erotica, making love ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: paris france, italy, venice, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, native american, husband wife relationship, family problems, last wish, estrangement, parents and children, indigenous people, coming of age, unfulfillment, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: small town, chocolate, prejudice, women, cooking and food, love story, love and romance, lifestyle change, culture clash, love, food, single mother ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: sexual content, interracial relations, racism, human spirit, social differences, injustice, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, discrimination, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, haiti, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 887
American Son (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, fall in love, thanksgiving, family gatherings, marine, estrangement, soldier, society, love and romance, parents and children, homecoming, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Yellow Asphalt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three stories set among the Bedouin of Jahalin in the hills of the Judean desert. On an almost deserted highway, two Israeli truckers strike a Bedouin lad accidentally. Before they can flee, the boy's people appear and circle the truckers. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, woman in danger, culture clash, love affair, life is a bitch, society, crime and punishment, family problems, injustice, forbidden love, social differences, disgraced ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: racism, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, prejudice, mistaken identity, false accusation, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: new york, israel, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, women, courtroom, freedom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, england, australia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 5K
Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: political, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: revolution, mining, working class, labor union, fighting the system, anarchist, unemployment, love, violence, death, justice, poverty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, tokyo, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 472
Now & Forever (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron and Angela Wilson find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of betrayal. Faced with its aftermath, Angela flees town, unaware ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, woman in danger, love affair, love triangle, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, betrayal, spirituality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 16K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, single father, family relations, u.s. mexico border, thief, american dream, truck, father son relationship, theft, single parent, character study, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, mexico, southern california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 11K
Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sexy, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, sex with a priest, forbidden love, catholic priest, celibacy, closeted homosexual, homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, lgbt, sin, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, iraq, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%