Movies like The Education of Little Tree

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The Education of Little Tree
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, uplifting, realistic, scenic, melancholic, feel good, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, native americans, indians, parents and children, coming of age, childhood, prejudice, fantasy world, boarding school, beautiful scenery, orphan, storytelling, friends, life, stereotypes, destiny, catastrophe, solitude, starting over, book, adaptation, distopia, mentor, society ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo
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Central Station
Drama
Brazil, France
113 min.
 8.0
Olive Kitteridge
Drama
USA
239 min.
 8.3
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Most similar movies to The Education of Little Tree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, childhood, catastrophe, dialogue, culture clash and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Education of Little Tree: City of Joy (1992), The Cure (1995), Little Buddha (1993), The Chosen (1981), A River Runs Through It (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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City of Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, poverty, human spirit, indians, hospital, life philosophy, self discovery, mentor, homeless, clinic, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
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The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Little Buddha
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: self discovery, reincarnation, death, introspection, religion, life & death, storytelling, parents and children, indians, buddhist, beautiful scenery, religions or cults ...
Place: tibet, asia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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    User:   72%
 
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The Chosen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, coming of age, father son relationship, religion, jews, judaism, unlikely friendships, jewish, childhood, interracial relations, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, israel, usa, california
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System:   76%
    User:   80%
 
A River Runs Through It
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
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The War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
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Audience: kids
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: mining, small town, parents and children, museum, male nudity, rich and poor, hopes, beautiful scenery, love story, love and romance, secrets, childhood ...
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Ponette
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, death, children, dealing with death, friendship, childhood, school, imagination, adolescence, hopes, mentor, bereavement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, tokyo, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   70%
 
 7.4
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Chocolate
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, colonialism, coming of age, racism, french, interracial relations, jazz, relationships, social differences, storytelling, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
The Browning Version
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: talky, touching, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, self discovery, male nudity, life & death, science, boarding school, college life, drinking, marriage, mentor, school, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
Central Station
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, self discovery, poverty, loneliness, love, on the road, obsessive quest, letter, road trip, unlikely friendships, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
The Man Without a Face
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, boarding school, teacher, island, mentor, coming of age, social misfits, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, childhood, physical appearance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
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Himalaya
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK, Nepal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: As the denizens of a Tibetan village prepare for their arduous annual trek to exchange salt for grain, the community's allegiances are split between aging chieftain Tinle (Thilen Lhondup) and rebellious young Karma (Gurgon Kyap). Tinle tries to ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, escapades, rivalry, leadership, life philosophy, existentialism, art, redemption, mentor, parents and children, elderly, loneliness ...
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    User:   53%
 
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The North
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, reflective, touching ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, tragedy, on the road, indians, human nature, idealism, genocide, sacrifice, prejudice, parents and children, poverty ...
Time: 80s
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Stand and Deliver
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, idealism, school, underdog, dedicated educator, fighting the system, mentor, hardcase students, childhood, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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    User:   44%
 
The Joy Luck Club
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, friendship, family, immigrants, culture clash, storytelling, sacrifice, marriage, feminism, women, relationships, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, asia, usa, california
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System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
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Left Luggage
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, holocaust, jews, judaism, tragedy, coming of age, nazis, nudity (topless - notable), family life, depression, nazi ...
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
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System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
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Alone
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, loneliness, poverty, drinking, parents and children, relationships, redemption, mother daughter relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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Three Seasons
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, reflective ...
Plot: poetry, culture clash, prostitute, vietnam war, writer's life, storytelling, redemption, urban, human nature, loneliness, beautiful scenery, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new jersey, saigon
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
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Tex
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, family, high school, juvenile delinquency, friendship, young heroes, innocence lost, loneliness, siblings relations, adaptation, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
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The Quiet Room
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, pornography, parents and children, bollywood, childhood, nudity (topless - notable), brutality, classic car, runaway, family problems, finnish, spelling bee ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, california, japan
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System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, sexuality, male nudity, gays and lesbians, college, coming-of-age, adolescence, homosexuality, self discovery, coming out, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, campus, tokyo
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
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The Tic Code
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, music, disability, family life, musician's life, cancer, prodigy, bollywood, character study, single parent, creativity, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
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System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
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Finding Forrester
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: mentor, writer's life, friendship, high school, literature, basketball, teacher, writing, coming of age, prejudice, school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, scotland, new york yankees
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System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
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The Namesake
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, interracial romance, parents and children, indians, death, bollywood, suburbs, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, india, usa, ohio, taj mahal
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
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Career Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, reunion, realism, best friends, unlikely friendships, secrets, loneliness, drinking, life philosophy, dialogue, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
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Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, death, single parent, bullying, mentor, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, destiny, human nature, family, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
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Shadrach
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, americana, family life, children, crumbling marriage, death, depression, slave, poverty, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   45%
 

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The Wild Child
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director Fran├žois Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, clever, enigmatic ...
Plot: doctors and patients, teacher, fish out of water, childhood, new wave, humanity, runaway, feral child, society, youth, power relations, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, new jersey, tokyo, paris france
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The Winter Guest
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: bleak, talky, touching, serious, reflective ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dealing with death, life & death, adolescence, loneliness, existentialism, starting over, fantasy world, small town, human nature, solitude, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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