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The Wild Child (1970)
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The Wild Child (1970)
Original name: L'Enfant sauvage
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François 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 France. Truffaut plays Dr. Jean Itard, the deaf specialist who tries to civilize the boy, teaching him to walk, speak and read; the screenplay was adapted from Itard's writings.
Style: thought provoking, touching, tense, clever, serious, realistic, sexy, enigmatic, talky, cerebral ...
Plot: doctor, punishment, sign language, tantrum, reward, feral child, youth, fighting the system, society, feral man, mentally challenged, disorder, fish out of water, human nature, dedicated educator, power relations, experiment, teacher, doctors and patients, village, forest, scientist, studying, boy, theft ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 70s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, south of france, new jersey, tokyo, southern france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and dramatic films with plots about runaway, mentor, catastrophe, society, suprisingly clever, storytelling and culture clash mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Wild Child: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), The Apple (1998), The Miracle Worker (1962), Marie's Story (2014), Jefferson in Paris (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, freak, contact, feral man ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
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The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: confined, social worker, family relations, isolation, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, human nature, father daughter relationship, blindness, twins, feral child ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, blind character, human spirit, disability, family relations, tantrum, tutor, handicapped, social misfits, dedicated educator, communication problem ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, disability, family relations, hopes, human spirit, youth, parents and children, religion, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
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Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: revolution, friendship, interracial relations, slavery, romance, ambassador, president, interracial romance, politics, master and servant, clergy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, versailles, europe, england ...
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The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the medieval times, Martin Guerre returns to his hometown in the middle of France, after being away in the war since he was a child. Nobody recognise him, and the people who knew him suspect he is not Martin, but he knows all about his family ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: village, homecoming, identity theft, countryside, courtroom drama, romance, mysterious character, dishonesty, switching roles, love and romance, society, mistaken identity ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: france, europe, south of france
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, childhood, poverty, demonstration, politics, classmate, youth, bully, communism, social differences, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, south america, argentina ...
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The Story of Adele H (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love letter, downfall, obsession, father daughter estrangement, british soldier, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, nova scotia, nova scotia, canada ...
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44%
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, rebellion, intrigue, death row, french history, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, hypnosis, sexual content, hysteria, seduction, power relations, mentally unstable, neurology, epilepsy, staircase ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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44%
All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into wich he moves to dedicate his life to music and his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: orchestra, music, forbidden love, violin, power relations, rise to the top, love and romance, musician's life, youth, romance, artists and showbiz, apprentice ...
Time: 17th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, love and romance, elderly, society, couple relations, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, investigation, idealism, moral dilemma, manipulation, fighting the system, contests and competitions, media, prejudice, ethics, fame, advertising ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, clergy, friends, religions or cults, church, royal family, introspection, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, vatican ...
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: historical character, queen, french history, princess, royal court, royal family, aristocracy, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, europe, austria ...
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, couples, love and romance, actor's life, love affair, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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40%
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, friendship, injustice, civil rights, musician, politician, mentor, father son relationship, slave trade, freedom, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, victorian era, 1780s ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, university, prison, human nature, teachers and students, confined, human experiment, experiment, student, disorder, prison life, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, biting, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, king of england, politics, parliament, assassination attempt, mental health, self destructing, aristocracy, throne, manic, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, north america
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, realistic, witty, serious, sexual ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, writer's life, priest, sadism, eccentricity, rape, emperor, hypocrisy, mental institution, maid, murder ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires ...
Style: suspense, tense, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: programmer, computer, computers and web, rivalry, college, rise and fall, workplace, society, unfulfillment, lifestyle, contests and competitions, rise to the top ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial, concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: joan of arc, burned alive, martyrdom, court, courtroom drama, strong female presence, religions or cults, realism, courtroom, death sentence, legal, folk hero ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, social experiment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, experimental, humorous, clever ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, couples, friends, society, coming of age, fighting the system, state affairs, lifestyle, hopes, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: future, 70s, 60s
Place: switzerland, paris france, europe, france, geneva switzerland ...
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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, oracle, code breaking, foreknowledge, catastrophe, disaster, astronomer, future dystopia, society, state affairs, seer, prophecy ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1940s, 17th century ...
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Charenton Asylum, the Marquis de Sade directs a play about Jean Paul Marat's death, using the patients as actors. Based 'The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under ...
Style: talky, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, sex maniac, mental institution, fighting the system, murder, mental illness, state affairs, artists and showbiz, society, crimes, life is a bitch, doctors and patients ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, injustice, factory, working class, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch, journalism, society, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1920s
Place: belgium, europe, vatican, flanders, poland ...
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, friendship, understanding, family relations, exile, culture clash, starting over, hopes, society, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, kenya, germany, east africa, poland ...
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Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: french revolution, tragic love, redemption, revolution, dehumanization, injustice, bishop, chief, on the run, going straight, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, christianity, injustice, religions or cults, royal family, human spirit, idealism, redemption, politics ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy
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