Movies like Himalaya

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Himalaya (1999)
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Himalaya (1999)
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: mountain, monk, monastery, rivalry, wisdom of life, adventure, family relations, parents and children, elderly, society, escapades, leadership, defiant, disobey, power relations, social relations, hiking, survival, journey, village, musician, death, camp, buddhism, single mother ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, nepal, 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 enigmatic films with plots about family relations, parents and children, loneliness, suprisingly clever, society, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like Himalaya: The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), Little Buddha (1993), Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), Samsara (2001), The Ballad of Narayama (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: thought provoking, serious, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: countryside, small town, fish out of water, family relations, village, parents and children, politics, village life, kurd, terminal illness, mountain, engineer ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
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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: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: enlightenment, reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, buddha, religions or cults, human nature, parents and children, religion, boy ...
Place: tibet, seattle, asia, usa, seattle washington
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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: emotional, surreal, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: obsessive quest, family problems, fish out of water, human nature, family life, escapades, misfit, dealing with death, hopes, village, introspection, death in the family ...
Place: nepal, korea, asia, himalaya
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83%
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: tense, bleak, sentimental, epic, harsh ...
Plot: betrayal, revenge, jealousy, love triangle, tragic love, adventure, human nature, family relations, rivalry, intrigue, temptation, social relations ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: monk, buddhism, self discovery, human nature, monastery, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, rich and poor, hopes, society, buddhist monk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tibet, himalaya, india
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50%
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: village, mountain, bestiality, zoophilia, life is a bitch, elderly, family relations, left to die, human nature, family life, down on your luck, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: buddhism, mountain, buddhist monk, orphan, monastery, monk, zen, human spirit, haunted by the past, redemption, supernatural ability, young heroes ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, battles, society, parents and children, siblings relations, memory, samurai, post war, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, uplifting, scenic, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, starting over, society, grandfather grandson relationship, racism, orphan, coming of age, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, kidnapping, ruler, heroes, fighting the system, parents and children, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, village, youth, elderly, countryside, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: down on your luck, parents and children, contests and competitions, human spirit, friendship, society, youth, change of luck, family relations, post war, ex military, friends ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: captivating, sincere, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, survival, on the road, starvation, militant, parents and children, survivor, village, desert, escapades, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, touching, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children, siblings relations, innocence lost, teenage life, human nature, family problems, realism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, usa, los angeles, antwerp ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, sin, solitude, religion, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, island, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, touching, serious, poignant ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, elderly man, aging, family gatherings, painter, human nature, elderly, society, unfulfillment, performer's life, world war one ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, social relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 115 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: exciting, serious, epic, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: executioner, friendship, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, clergy, military, homecoming, escapades, hopes, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Small Faces (1995)
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, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, leadership, society, crimes, life is a bitch, school, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, romance, rivalry, hidden truth, couple relations, village ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: provence, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, self discovery, on the road, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, hopes, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, society, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, racism, hopes, ambition, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, priest, faith, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: abusive father, brother, russian, parents and children, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 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, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, love and romance, hopes, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, France, Germany, Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, society, law enforcement, village, village life, social relations, justice, violence, police, smuggler, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, village life, coming of age, village, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: eccentric family, siblings relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, boarding school life, society, mind game, crimes, love and romance, power relations, family relations, boarding school ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Behind the Sun (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brazilian badlands, April 1910. Tonho is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother. The young man knows that if he commits this crime, his life will be divided in two: the twenty years he has already lived and the few days he ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family feud, vengeance, rivalry, family values, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, youth, family in crisis, family tradition, murder, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, tokyo, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%