Movies like The Visitor 2008

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The Visitor (2008)
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The Visitor (2008)
Original name: Muukalainen
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy lives with his mother on a farm surrounded by deep forest in the remote wilds of the Finnish countryside. From time to time, the boy visits his father - a man of great violence - in prison. Locked in the stable is an unruly horse, the boy´s only other companion. Their simple life is disrupted when a stranger appears, with a note from the father and a bullet in his side. Reluctantly, mother and son offer the stranger refuge.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, tense, gloomy, realistic, silent film, ambiguous ending
Audience: student film
Plot: childhood, farm, countryside, mute, stranger, mysterious character, family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, boy, child's point of view, desperation, isolated house, horse, child, forest, crow, symbolism, jail cell, very little dialogue, youth, misfit, mute or deaf, disorder, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, countryside, youth, coming of age, bittersweet and boy mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Visitor: The Wonders (2014), Jack (2014), Dad (2010), The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009), Mateo Falcone (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wonders (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gelsomina’s family works according to some special rules. First of all, Gelsomina, at twelve years of age, is head of the family and her three younger sisters must obey her: sleep when she tells them to and work under her watchful eye. But the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: teenage girl, countryside, family life, life turned upside down, siblings relations, parents and children, disorder, radical, farm, nature, beekeeper, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: italy, tuscany
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, young heroes, family relations, life turned upside down, child as adult, boy, journey, youth, search, self discovery, communication problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Dad (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a long separation, a father and his son spend the day fishing on the river bank. On a beautiful autumn Sunday, surrounded by the majestic countryside, they seem to be alone in the world. They must start all over again.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sincere, stylized, touching ...
Plot: youth, family relations, family, parents separation, countryside, parents and children, parent child relationship, nature, father son relationship, river, lake or river, sunday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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83%
The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, ranch, parents and children, teenage life, youth, gender identity, sister sister relationship, swimming, coming of age, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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74%
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Mateo Falcone (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Corsica in the 19th century. An isolated farm at the edge of some scrub. Left to alone by his parents, Fortunato must deal with a fugitive who asks the boy to hide him in exchange for a gold coin. From then on, the boy finds himself caught up in a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, family relations, chases and races, human nature, fugitives, countryside, violence, teenage boy, manhunt, youth, pastor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
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71%
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, family relations, selflessness, introspection, elderly, father daughter relationship, bittersweet, hopes, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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69%
It's All So Quiet (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a farmer, Helmer, who realizes that his life has been influenced to an unhealthy extent by his aging father. An adaptation of a bestselling and critically acclaimed novel by Gerbrand Bakker.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: countryside, farmer, family relations, gay, introspection, farm, hopes, midlife crisis, self discovery, village life, dull life, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands
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60%
In Your Absence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, coming of age, masturbation, village, teenage life, life is a bitch, mysterious character, friends, haunted by the past, stranger, teenage girl, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, andalusia
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60%
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Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, nothing goes right, workplace, society, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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59%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, single parent, couples, eccentric family, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, farm, couples, romance, rivalry, love and romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, family relations, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, parents and children, immigrants, hopes, society, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, countryside, poverty, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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52%
The Turin Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, France, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: horse, poverty, desperation, everyday life, animal life, family relations, human nature, destiny, society, tragic hero, survival, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, stranger, christian propaganda, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
The Devil in the Skin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Coming-of-Age drama telling the story of the strong bond between Xavier and his little brother Jacques and their struggle to remain together despite all odds.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: youth, rebelliousness, forceful separation, life turned upside down, family relations, countryside, brother brother relationship, summer, coming of age, siblings relations, brother, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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: latin america, argentina
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49%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Trap Street (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Qiuming is a trainee at a digital mapping company. His job is to survey the streets of the ever-changing city and keep the mapping system up to date. Typical of his generation, Qiuming is upbeat, energetic, and totally immersed in the world of ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching
Plot: investigation, off the grid, family relations, privacy invasion, dishonesty, intrigue, mysterious character, crimes, parents and children, surveillance, urban, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Furious (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sven (15) will be director and has been busy filming. He films his friends, especially those to do free running and put the videos on YouTube. He asks Roosmarijn to work on his first feature film. They may not know that he gets a thrashing at home ...
Style: touching, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, teenage life, best friends, parents and children, filmmaking, abusive father, father son relationship, teenage love, skateboard, forgiveness, buddies, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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47%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, single parent, crimes, youth, parents and children, family relations, bittersweet, childhood, coming of age, saxophone, single mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
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46%
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, island, misfit, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
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43%
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Wreckers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, newlyweds, siblings relations, village, couple relations, countryside, couples, infidelity, female protagonist, brother brother relationship, abusive father, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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41%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, reunion, family relations, mental illness, introspection, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: unfaithful wife, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, single parent, youth, family problems, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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40%
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Shell (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother when she was a child, Shell has stayed to take care of her dying father but now feels trapped within the beautiful but desolate landscape that surrounds her. With only her routine of running the decaying petrol station, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: gas station, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, teenage life, estrangement, solitude, single parent, youth, father daughter relationship, father daughter incest, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands
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40%
Light After Darkness (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: countryside, family life, society, family relations, couples, couple relations, hopes, dream, swingers, tragedy, male nudity, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: childhood, architect, introspection, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, identity crisis, parents and children, family life, social differences, family reunited, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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37%
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Nana (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school, a late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. A journey into the darkness of her childhood. The world from her height.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, fairy tale ...
Plot: solitude, countryside, babies and infants, coming of age, youth, loneliness, child, female director, pig, massacre
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, reunion, friendship, haunted by the past, under the surface, life is a bitch, friends, brazilian, writer's life, countryside, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
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37%