Movies like Himalaya

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Himalaya
Original name: Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef
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 maintain his clout and preserve obedience to ancient customs when Karma challenges the old man's power.
Style: atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, scenic, bleak, harsh, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, escapades, rivalry, leadership, life philosophy, existentialism, art, redemption, mentor, parents and children, elderly, loneliness, fight scenes, beautiful scenery, society, storytelling, life, life & death, family relations, power relations, finnish, imagination, god, transformation, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: nepal, himalaya, asia, tibet, tokyo
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The Ten Commandments
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Poland, West Germany
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Red Beard
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Japan
185 min.
 8.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out enigmatic, melancholic, reflective and serious films with plots about life & death, loneliness, culture clash, existentialism, childhood, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Himalaya: The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), Little Buddha (1993), Eternity and a Day (1998), Babette's Feast (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
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Little Buddha
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Country: Italy, France, Liechtenstein, UK
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Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
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Time Out
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Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
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The Wild Child
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Nostalgia
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
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Genre: Drama
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Central Station
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 113 min.
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Blind Chance
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Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
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The Terrorist
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The Ballad of Narayama
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