Movies like Northless

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Northless (2009)
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Northless (2009)
Original name: Norteado
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with those he meets.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, human spirit, follow your dream, social decay, society, hopes, bittersweet, u.s. mexico border, migration, friends, misfit, store, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, border, peasant, immigration, mexican border, illegal immigrant, illegal immigration, immigrants, mexican immigrant
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, friendship, misfit, immigrants, friends and bittersweet mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Northless: Max & Lenny (2014), Spiral (2008), Firelight (2012), Bilal's Stand (2010), Girlfriend (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, ambition, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, music, hopes, lesbian, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 115
Spiral (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Their men went to the North in search of their destiny, while they stayed.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, student film
Plot: immigrants, social relations, village, village life, strong female presence, family problems, society, homecoming, gender, bittersweet, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
 619
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, family business, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.3
 702
Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, melancholic, realistic
Plot: single parent, life is a bitch, love and romance, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, misfit, social relations, human spirit, mother son relationship, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, hopes, society, fighting the system, coping, family life, idealism, family in crisis, human spirit, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, mexican, beggar, unemployed, life is a bitch, migration, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 2K
Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet, downfall, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, society, youth, social differences, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.2
 3K
Me Too (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, love, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, friends, society, unfulfilled love, college graduate, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sauna on Moon (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Guangdong, the forefront of China's reform and opening-up, the business of a sauna is fairly flat. The boss, Wu, together with his team, pursuits his dream and constructs a entertainment kingdom persistently with their wisdom, effort and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: workplace, follow your dream, workplace situations, hopes, life is a bitch, boss and employee, bittersweet, power relations, sea, rocket, beach, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, life is a bitch, society, family relations, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, lynching, guilt, friends, symbolism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 5K
Princesses (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, erotic, captivating ...
Plot: prostitution, friendship, sex, lifestyle, prostitute, self discovery, society, social differences, women, hopes, loneliness, sex scene ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, sincere
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, romance, love and romance, immigrants, society, couples, fall in love, introspection, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, hopes, society, life is a bitch, workplace, misfit, social relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, village, immigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fat boy, teenage love, human spirit, society, teenage life, hopes, social misfits, follow your dream, win over, youth, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 62
Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: social decay, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, realism, society, immigrants, discrimination, interracial relations, life is a bitch, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, society, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, countryside, poverty, worker, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang ...
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebelliousness, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, romance, rebellion, love and romance, youth, society, social differences, on the road, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
 114
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: road movie, serious, touching, sincere, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mexican american border, u.s. mexico border, coming of age, friendship, follow your dream, on the road, leaving home, hopes, border crossing, slaughterhouse, communication problem, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, guatemala, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 7K
Welcome (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: age difference, coming of age, family disapproval, obsessive quest, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, family tradition, hopes, misfit, human spirit, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, england, london, english channel, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, realism, society, parents and children, unfulfillment, workplace, fired from the job, coming of age, workplace situations, supportive coworker, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, hopes, youth, rebelliousness, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, elderly, bittersweet, friends, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.0
 293
Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, society, immigrants, human nature, culture clash, unemployment, working class, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, mysterious stranger, college, society, friendship, rise to the top, lifestyle change, alcoholic, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 126
Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: workplace, starting over, immigrants, society, hopes, realism, workplace situations, poverty, new life, haunted by the past, strike, plantation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, talky ...
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, food, family problems, hopes, follow your dream, family life, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, social differences, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 962
Live-In Maid (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Buenos Aires is in a deep recession. As the money runs out, the relationship between an employer and her live-in maid changes dramatically.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: power relations, life is a bitch, friendship, social differences, friends, lifestyle, unfulfillment, down on your luck, boss and employee, employer employee relationship, economics, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Letters to Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, optimism, protecting from truth, friendship, fall in love, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, hopes, love and romance, village, dream, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
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Goat (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Peter "Koza" Baláz is a former Olympic boxer. He and his partner, Misa, live in a dilapidated housing estate, constantly struggling to make ends meet. Misa learns that she is expecting a child and decides to terminate her pregnancy. In ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: boxing, redemption, athlete's life, on the road, pregnancy, realism, life is a bitch, hopes, bittersweet, unfulfillment, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%