Movies like The Field

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The Field (1990)
 7.3
 6K
The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid against him, a wealthy American decides he requires the field to build a highway. "Bull" and his son decide they must try to convince the American to let go of his ambition and return home, but the consequences of their plot prove sinister.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, talky, psychological, suspense, rough, sexy, dramatic, feel good ...
Plot: farmer, village, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, hopes, fight, real estate, threat, catastrophe, love and romance, village life, disaster, down on your luck, introspection, social relations, irish, tragedy, guilt, death, love, dancing, horse, thief, money ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston

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Most similar movies to The Field

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and talky films with plots about runaway, death, culture clash, husband wife relationship, mentor, storytelling and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Field: My Left Foot (1989), Michael Collins (1996), Angela's Ashes (1999), Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, disability, cerebral palsy, paralysis, irish, poet, working class, artist, human spirit, painting, family relations, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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100%
Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, irish, treason, secret service, irish republican army, war, ira, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, dublin ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 22K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, parents and children, injustice, unemployment, alcohol abuse, youth, family relations, irish, human nature, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, reconciliation, vengeance, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1975, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: thought provoking, touching, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, family relations, estrangement, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946, post world war two, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, hit and run, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, legal, family relations, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, dedicated lawyer, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, vatican, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, vengeance, sibling relationship, siblings relations, family feud, life is a bitch, parents and children, human nature, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: his drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany' ) sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who not only owns the local pub and most ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, village life, revenge, feud, husband wife relationship, village, dark humor, scarecrow, barmaid ...
Time: 1920s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 12K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, unlikely criminals, society, self control, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, injustice, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, survival, life is a bitch, couples, against the odds, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, family problems, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 378
48 Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Seamus is a 9 year old boy who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In search of a miracle, he sets off to find God before God comes for him. Inspired by Saint Columcille, Seamus sets out in a small boat without oars or sail.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: on the run, teenage life, terminal illness, human spirit, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, child illness, crimes, religion, friendship, ira ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, haunted by the past, abortion, irish, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, crimes, graphic violence, killing spree, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, strong female character, gangsters, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, siblings relations, human nature, parents and children, family life, love and romance, life is a bitch, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, bus ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 11K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: dog, pets, vengeance, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, youth, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, lawyer, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 8.1
 237K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, tense, emotional, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, multiple storylines, siblings relations, dog fighting, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, robbery, divorce, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, touching, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: islam, culture clash, confined, escape, society, life is a bitch, family problems, isolation, hopes, escape attempt, family in crisis, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, michigan, persia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 7K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, mercy, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, fighting the system, court, convent school, custody, priest, church, drunkenness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, dublin ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 9K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: harsh, suspenseful, suspense, depressing, intense ...
Plot: farm, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, kids in trouble, murder, teenage boy, homelessness, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 11K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, small town, faked death, mental illness, mystery, social relations, small town life, schizophrenia, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 3K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, fascism, domestic violence, unemployment, catholicism, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, family problems, society, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
All the Little Animals (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An emotionally challenged young man named Bobby (Christian Bale) runs away from home in order to escape his abusive stepfather who has killed his pets. He meets an old man, Mr. Summers (John Hurt), who spends his time traveling and giving burials to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, touching, psychological
Plot: mental illness, murder, pets, on the run, brain damage, ladybug, teenage life, vengeance, society, crimes, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: cornwall, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 11K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: village, drowning, family relations, alcohol abuse, small town, humiliation, suicide, alibi, poacher, police officer, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 3K
Sea Fog (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: immigrants, rescue, fog, down on your luck, human nature, chase, ship, society, murder, accidental death, storm, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, legal, society, uncover truth, false accusation, redemption, human spirit ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%