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Pioneer Heroes (2015)
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Pioneer Heroes (2015)
Original name: Пионеры-герои
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Olga, Katya, and Andrey have known each other since childhood. They moved to Moscow many years ago and have become successful. Olga is an actress, Katya works for a large-scale PR agency, and Andrey is a political analyst. They buy cars, take mortgages, build country houses. Just like everybody else. But their lives bring them neither happiness nor content. The feeling of "something's not right but I can't put my finger on it" underpins the lives of today's thirty-year-olds. Their childhood took place during the Soviet era, when kids dreamed of becoming heroes, believed in spy stories and a bright future. Yet nobody expected that the dream of becoming a hero would be replaced by the dream of stable and predictable existence. People have stopped dreaming of truly grand things. They just play their roles.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friends, road not taken, thirtysomething life, society, idealism, unfulfillment, bittersweet, unhappiness, everyday life, grudge, childhood, thirty something, boredom, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about friends, society, female director, friendship, unfulfillment, bittersweet and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pioneer Heroes: Frailer (2014), In Between Days (2006), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014), A Butterfly Kiss (2011), Labour of Love (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friendship, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, siblings relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, talky, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, desert, love triangle, twentysomething life, love and romance, bittersweet, road not taken, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: realistic, silent film, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, society, couples, couple relations, introspection, working class, romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, unfulfillment, solitude, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, immigrants, friends, longing, secret, job seeking, society, feminism, folk, gender, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, switzerland, europe, sarajevo
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, singleness, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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The High Pressures (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miguel travels to Pontevedra, his hometown, with the request of serching for some locations for a movie. His trip takes him back to the place where he grew up, meeting up with some old friends, but also leads him to the possibility of a new ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
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Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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1001 Grams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, norway
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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, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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Place: iran
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
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A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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37%
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36%
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Arctic (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, suspense, contemplative
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