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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, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, tense, scenic, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rivalry, monk, monastery, escapades, adventure, leadership, parents and children, elderly, society, family relations, power relations, social relations, disobey, defiant, wisdom of life, buddhism, pilgrim, grain, banner, salt, remote, wisdom, blizzard, relic, snowstorm ...
Time: 90s
Place: nepal, himalaya, asia, tibet, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and sincere films with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, hopes, culture clash, runaway and redemption mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Himalaya: Little Buddha (1993), Close to Eden (1991), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), Running Wild (1998), The Rocket (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, 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: self discovery, reincarnation, monk, teachers and students, buddhist, introspection, buddha, parents and children, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes, society ...
Place: tibet, asia, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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95%
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: serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, emotional
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, introspection, redemption, village, family relations, obsessive quest, death in the family, family life, fish out of water, escapades, hopes ...
Place: asia, korea, nepal
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94%
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: buddhism, zen, buddhist monk, monastery, orphan, monk, clergy, young heroes, isolation, mountain, spiritualism, human nature ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Close to Eden (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Soviet Union
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Veteran Russian writer-director Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the impact of modern civilization on an idyllic part of Mongolia won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. A farmer ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, human nature, social differences, society, family relations, opposites attract, friendship, down on your luck, injustice, hopes, shepherd ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, russia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, atmospheric, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Plot: revenge, good versus evil, betrayal, evil spirit, inuit, jealousy, young lovers, village, vengeance, sibling relationship, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.0
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Running Wild (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama directed by Timothy Bond.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, adventure, obsessive quest, animal life, family, danger, escapades, heroes, family relations, elephant, teenage girl, poacher
Time: 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, destiny, youth, friends, obsessive quest, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, down on your luck, wartime life, kids in trouble, society ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, captivating
Plot: destiny, best friends, follow your dream, suburbs, rich and poor, social differences, political unrest, working class, hopes, society, state affairs, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, lovers reunited, political unrest, filmmaking, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: asia, canada, europe, germany, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, deserted island, marooned, stranded, tropical island, shipwreck, confined, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.6
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Aftershock (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, moral dilemma, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, twins, siblings relations, hopes, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: china, asia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Feast of the Goat (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, epic, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, vengeance, political corruption, deadly, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, family relations, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: latin america, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: talky, serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, samurai, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, haunted by the past, family life, family relations, golden years, battles, society ...
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, adventure, society, clergy, romance, redemption, religions or cults, fish out of water, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, connecticut, new hampshire, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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ABCD (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only goal of an ageing Indian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Desi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, parents and children, culture clash, romance, society, family problems, family relations, introspection, interracial relations, siblings relations, brother sister relationship, business ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, india, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, exciting
Plot: executioner, clergy, religions or cults, orphan, adventure, soldier, friendship, homecoming, escapades, hopes, military, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, on the road, family in danger, desert, escape, teacher, soldier, emigrant, refugee camp, migration, misery, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: leper, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, clinic, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, society, friends, best friends, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: talky, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, parents and children, kidnapping, injustice, society, family relations, master warrior, rebelliousness, fighting the system, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, taxi driver, parents and children, addiction, factory, drug abuse, society, couples, life is a bitch, immigrants, assassination, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: atmospheric, serious, thought provoking, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, fish out of water, village, culture clash, human nature, parents and children, new wave, village life, countryside, family relations, curses spells and rituals, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, bus, serial killer, hijacking, redemption, crimes, college, deadly, mute or deaf, survival, siblings relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: unlikely couple, interracial relations, island, parents and children, social differences, small town, estrangement, society, family relations, social relations, forbidden love, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 513
Silas Marner (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adaption of George Eliot's novel. When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: village, adoption, redemption, self discovery, family life, hopes, family relations, babies and infants, orphan, legal action, custody, destiny ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: village, golden years, human nature, parents and children, down on your luck, family relations, aging, village life, family life, elderly, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, ocean or sea, lone wolves, fisherman, human spirit, escapades, obsessive quest, survival, self discovery, old man, fish ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 87
Redland (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As a family struggles to survive in rural isolation during the Great Depression, their daughter's secret affair begins a journey into the unknown.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: survival, parents and children, wilderness, prohibition, family in crisis, family life, isolation, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, young lovers, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, new wave, twentysomething life, urban, working class, couples, family relations, social relations, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional
Plot: tragic hero, parents and children, heroes, unfulfillment, family relations, obsession, racism, ambition, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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