Movies like Village of Dreams

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Village of Dreams (1996)
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Village of Dreams (1996)
Original name: 絵の中のぼくの村
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tells of the childhood of two nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord, a rough new boy at the school, and three mysterious spirits in the form of old women.
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, experimental, stylized
Plot: village, family relations, countryside, prank, twins, youth, friendship, friends, parents and children, village life, mischievous children, political unrest, coming of age, disorder, siblings relations, reunion, innocence lost, young heroes, social relations, race, witch, school, fight, thief, magic ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends, village and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Village of Dreams: A Time in Quchi (2013), Prancer (1989), The Secret of Roan Inish (1994), My Sweet Orange Tree (2012), The Secret Garden (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, family problems, youth, countryside, village, elderly, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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95%
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Prancer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, small town, family relations, friendship, farm, reindeer, barn, family, misfit, youth, mischievous children ...
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother ...
Style: touching, sentimental, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, legend, family, friendship, young heroes, adventure, danger, social relations, seal the animal, fishing boat ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1946
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, family life, friends, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, tree, book, boy, poverty, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, little girl, orphan, countryside, old mansion, friendship, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool ...
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67%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, village life, village, coming of age, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, light, clever, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: toy comes to life, toys, friendship, adventure, family, escapades, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, parallel world, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, schoolboy, power relations, social relations, social differences, society, youth, obsessive quest, coming of age, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Eskil & Trinidad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Eskil moves from town to town with his father in Northern Sweden. He misses his mother and sucks at playing hockey, the main activity among the boys his age. Things changes when he meets Trinidad, a mysterious woman who lives outside society ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, youth, sport team, friends, self confidence, ice hockey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, australia, america, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Prancer Returns (2001)
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This holiday-themed children's film offers a unique take on the legend of Santa Claus and his tiny reindeer. In this movie, a young boy finds a deer in the forest he is sure is Santa's beloved Prancer. Determined to return the creature to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: reindeer, santa claus, christmas, child's point of view, mischievous children, young heroes, mistaken identity, child as adult, fish out of water, orphan, youth, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Blue Umbrella (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains various tourists, and while doing so with some tourists from ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: generosity, obsession, village, family relations, parents and children, family life, dishonesty, compassion, friendship, husband wife relationship, wrestling, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
We Can Be Heroes! (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids - about 11 years old - Marcello and Fatima, meet and like each other very much. Both have dreams and problems. Marcello wants to fly but feels like an absolutely useless human being, Fatima wants to play soccer - which is not acceptable for ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: friendship, friends, family relations, youth, family, parents and children, children, strong female character, hopes, soccer, bullying, personal growth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: realistic, bleak, sentimental, touching, tense ...
Plot: friendship, political unrest, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Finn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine year old Finn lives with his father in a small town. Together with his best friend Erik he plays football, but he prefers to play music. His dad wants him to play football, just like every other kid his age. Finn does not understand why, but ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, musician's life, teachers and students, youth, family relations, family, elderly, hopes, parents and children, village, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Paper Planes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells the story of 11-year-old Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), who is brought up by his father (Sam Worthington) in a remote town in the country of Australia. Dylan’s life is changed forever when he wins a place in the regional Paper Plane ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, family relations, parents and children, championship, competition, death of parent, loss of parent, contest, winner, paper airplane, rich kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, australia, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: orphan, blind character, blindness, children, father son relationship, village, poverty, family relations, shame, bittersweet, parent getting married, arranged marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mommo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, youth, siblings relations, family problems, estrangement, family relations, death in the family, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, desire, parents and children, youth, father son relationship, hopes, family problems, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, intrigue, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, lifestyle, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, village ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, belgium
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Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, young heroes, small town life, hopes, friends, family relations, change of heart, small town, family ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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41%
Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, orphan, christmas, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, young heroes, selflessness, secret, carpenter, christmas present ...
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, great depression, prisoner of war camp, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, dishonesty, youth, village, frame up, high school life, village life, tsunami
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative, suspenseful ...
Plot: spanish civil war, cat, coming of age, film within a film, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, siblings relations, family life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, teenage life, wartime life, life is a bitch, escapades, forceful separation, family, youth, family relations, friendship, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, classroom, bicycle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, childhood, coming of age, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, when the parents are away, friendship, friends, youth, hopes, young girl, home alone ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The White Balloon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, allegory, harsh ...
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Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Miracle (2000)
Genre: Family, Musical, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What do you do if you're twelve years old, your mum is a neurotic babbler, your best friend is hitting on the girl you love, and you're the only guy in your class who doesn't yet sport pubes ...? For Dennis P. there's only one ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, mischievous children, young heroes, wish come true, parents and children, child as adult, family, hopes, best friends, magic ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%