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, 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, survival, journey, mountain, musician, death, camp, single mother, buddhist, tradition ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, nepal, asia, tibet, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, harsh, reflective and melancholic films with plots about culture clash, catastrophe, dialogue, life & death, mentor, runaway and loneliness 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), The Education of Little Tree (1997). 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, buddhist, teachers and students, 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%
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, village life, countryside, family relations, curses spells and rituals, small town life, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
71%
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%
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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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: culture clash, coming of age, orphan, friendship, parents and children, friends, starting over, society, youth, family relations, school, little boy ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
61%
 8.0
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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, serious, cerebral, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, psychic, god or devil, monastery, mentor, loneliness, hopes, forgiveness, christian, sin, life philosophy ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
57%
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, urban, twentysomething life, working class, couples, family relations, social relations, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
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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: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: prayer, parents and children, sibling relationship, illegal prostitution, prostitute, single parent, human nature, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
 6K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, realism, dysfunctional family, troubled teen, parent child relationship, innocence lost, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: provence, avarice, farm, countryside, village life, human nature, cons and scams, village, neighbor, dishonesty, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, muslim, driving, soldier, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, deadly, passenger, suicide, rainy, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, juvenile delinquency, extreme violence, dysfunctional family, ghetto, social misfits, coming of age, school, human nature, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, illegal immigrant, hospital, poet, bus, human nature, on the road, ocean or sea, master and servant, self discovery, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 17K
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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, priest, winter, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 4K
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: sincere, serious, 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, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Terrorist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, soldier, pregnancy, politics, jungle, danger, deadly, head of state, battles, coming of age, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: desert, isolation, survival, bus, village, shakespeare, dogma, tourist, theatre milieu, rescue, human nature, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, rape, society, politics, rebelliousness, redemption, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, song, leprosy, culture clash, writer's life, daughter, human nature, urban, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 2K
The Apple (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: apple, twins, social worker, society, family relations, isolation, life is a bitch, feminism, human nature, siblings relations, captivity, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: bleak, talky, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, dealing with death, starting over, seaside town, one day, skipping school, human nature, small town, parents and children, small town life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, cafe, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: colonialism, interracial relations, racism, culture clash, jazz, coming of age, social differences, sexual tension, discrimination, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, youth, best friends, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ 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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, human nature, working class, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, partners, society, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aging, spinster, siblings relations, village life, cook, sect, cooking and food, village, family relations, cooking, social relations, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1870s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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