Movies like Himalaya

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Himalaya (1999)
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Himalaya (1999)
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, tense, sincere, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, scenic, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: monk, monastery, rivalry, adventure, family relations, parents and children, elderly, society, wisdom of life, escapades, leadership, defiant, disobey, power relations, social relations, survival, journey, village, mountain, musician, death, camp, buddhism, single mother, astrology ...
Time: 90s
Place: nepal, himalaya, tibet, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Himalaya

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and reflective films with plots about family relations, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and life & death mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Himalaya: Little Buddha (1993), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), The Ballad of Narayama (1983), Samurai Rebellion (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, power relations, family relations, parents and children, hopes, religions or cults, introspection, society ...
Place: tibet, usa, seattle, asia, seattle washington
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95%
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Style: serious, atmospheric, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, fish out of water, village, culture clash, signal, human nature, society, politics, countryside, small town life, parents and children, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch ...
Style: epic, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, revenge, inuit, jealousy, evil spirit, tragic love, human nature, starvation, young lovers, village, disintegration ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, meditative ...
Plot: village, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, human nature, aging, society, family life, left to die, elderly, golden years ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, talky, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, ruler, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, master warrior, rebelliousness, society, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, human nature, haunted by the past, siblings relations, parents and children, society, family relations, battles, memory, post war, grandmother, elderly ...
Place: japan, hawaii, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, philosophical, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, psychic, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: countryside, farm, avarice, provence, village life, crimes, parents and children, down on your luck, cons and scams, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment - Hyegok calls him Kibong!; and, an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious
Plot: monk, orphan, monastery, buddhist monk, zen, buddhism, hopes, young heroes, parents and children, unfulfillment, teachers and students, society ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, society, starting over, youth, friends, family relations, little boy, child abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prayer, single parent, passenger, totalitarianism, human nature, society, family relations, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
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Small Faces (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, human nature, misfit, introspection, society, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, coming of age, life is a bitch, smuggling, family relations, family problems, innocence lost, teenage life, realism, death in the family, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, los angeles, antwerp, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, love and romance, hopes, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, life is a bitch, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
With a Girl of Himalaya (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas in order to deliver the remains of a Nepalese migrant worker to his family.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, emotional, surreal
Plot: obsessive quest, fish out of water, village, introspection, misfit, human nature, redemption, family relations, death in the family, nursing, family problems, escapades ...
Place: nepal, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
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Juanita (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana - where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.
Style: captivating, sincere, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: culture clash, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, friendship, family, parents and children, society, escapades, hopes, adventure ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suicide, faith, pastor, winter, priest, isolation, small town, nuclear, clergy, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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48%
 7.4
 2K
Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: racism, colonialism, interracial relations, coming of age, culture clash, youth, discrimination, imperialism, master and servant, parents and children, society, social differences ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: gloomy, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: destiny, suburbs, political unrest, rich and poor, state affairs, suburban life, hopes, parents and children, follow your dream, coming of age, social differences, anti capitalism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, workplace, power relations, working class, injustice, misfit, society, polish, disorder, political unrest, fish out of water, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, parents and children, partners, buddies, human nature, starting over, odd couple, society, boss and employee, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
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City of Joy (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, leper, doctors and patients, human spirit, self discovery, best friends, society, misfit, against the odds, clergy, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: lifestyle, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, catastrophe, friendship, youth, love, rodeo, ambition, parents and children, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.8
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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, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, village life, coming of age, village, grandmother grandson relationship, childhood, love, life & death, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, tokyo, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 3K
Eureka (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 217 min.
Story: In Kyushu, southwest Japan, one hot summer morning, a municipal bus is hijacked. In the carnage only three people survive: the driver, a school girl, and her older brother.
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: bus, hijacking, road trip, murder, serial killer, bus driver, brother sister relationship, redemption, family relations, deadly, survival, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, survival, village, isolation, bus, society, misfit, human nature, rescue, dogma, village life, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Winter Guest (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: talky, bleak, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, parents and children, dealing with death, starting over, human nature, introspection, social relations, supportive parent, family relations, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aging, spinster, birthday, lifestyle, lottery, human nature, social relations, family relations, cooking and food, refugees, village life, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, apprentice, redemption, society, rebelliousness, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Sunday in the Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, reflective ...
Plot: aging, countryside, painter, elderly man, social differences, society, down on your luck, parents and children, unfulfillment, siblings relations, family gatherings, human nature ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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