Movies like The Town 1997

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The Town (1997)
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The Town (1997)
Original name: Kasaba
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.
Plot: small town, school, student, teacher, winter, snow, dream, sleeping, cemetery, turtle, minimalism, lake, hopes, wind, smoking, goat, stork, cornfield, countryside, donkey, headstone, heavy rain, tombstone, stream, fair
Place: turkey

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Most similar movies to The Town

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, hopes, teacher, small town, society, countryside and parents and children mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Town: Distant (2002), Winter Sleep (2014), Times and Winds (2006), The Wild Pear Tree (2018), The Explosive Generation (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, touching, sincere, psychological, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, love and romance, introspection, looking for love, human nature, down on your luck, society, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
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 8.1
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Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: hotel, midlife crisis, social differences, haunted by the past, human nature, divorce, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, dull life, guest, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: turkey
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Times and Winds (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their ...
Style: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, generation gap, society, youth, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden, Qatar
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An aspiring writer returns to his native village in rural Turkey, where he becomes overwhelmed by his father's debts.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, contemplative, slang
Plot: writers, family conflict, debt, father son relationship, family relations, homecoming, family crisis, countryside, childhood, gambler, society, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, student, couples, teenage life, school, high school life, looking for sex, idealism, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, power relations ...
Time: 60s
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35%
Scandal in a Small Town (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, ...
Plot: teacher, small town, single mother, courtroom, waitress, lawsuit, anti semitism, teacher student relationship, court, racism, school teacher, teenage girl ...
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34%
Clouds of May (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This is a movie within a movie, about a director, Muzaffer, who goes back to his hometown to make a film using a cast of local people (based on the director Ceylan's first feature, Kasaba). While Muzaffer is around, his mother complains about ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, filmmaking, innocence lost, human nature, parents and children, artists and showbiz, film within a film, getting home, minimalism, turtle, old woman, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Lesson (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An honest, hard-working schoolteacher in a small Bulgarian town is driven to desperate measures to avoid financial ruin.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: school, teacher, teachers and students, small town, stolen money, classroom, loan shark, lie, money problems, power relations, dedicated educator, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria
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33%
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Present Tense (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Planning to take any job she can get in order to save enough money and leave Turkey for the U.S., Mina is hired at an Istanbul café as a fortune teller who reads the dregs in coffee cups. She discovers she has the ability to offer comfort and ...
Plot: urban setting, coffee, fortune teller, female director, fortune telling
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Learning Tree (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, coming of age, countryside, family relations, teenager, kids in trouble, discrimination, moral dilemma, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: kansas, usa
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33%
 6.9
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The Professor (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario Moreno portrays a professor in this movie. A small town in the middle of no where requests the school Mario Moreno is working in for a teacher. He ends up going to give the town a hand. When he arrives he comes to know the corrupt leaders who ...
Plot: student, teacher, countryside, school, children, henchman, drunken man, small town, mayor, priest, bar, bartender ...
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32%
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Egg (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, offbeat
Plot: poet, love and romance, homecoming, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, village, curses spells and rituals, village life, small town life, small town, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
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Small Voices (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Melinda is a new substitute teacher at the Malawig Elementary School, located in a poor remote barrio. A young university graduate, her family expects her to look for work abroad, but in her idealism she takes on a challenging job in the provincial ...
Plot: teaching, inspiration, teacher student relationship, classroom, rebel, unemployment, dedicated teacher, book, provincial life, school, teenager, elementary school ...
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Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Dance Academy: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.
Style: sentimental, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, artists and showbiz, dance school, teacher, dancer, school, friendship, friends, hopes, ambitious, youth, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lovelorn (2005)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 142 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, contemplative, captivating
Plot: woman in danger, village, love and romance, couples, family relations, hopes, fall in love, village life, sleazy, society, single parent, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Memed My Hawk (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt governor. When an assassination attempt is made against the official, ...
Plot: squad, car, countryside, kidnapping, village, arranged marriage, robbery, death, highwayman, peasant, tradition, murder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Journey of Hope (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Turkey, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave ...
Style: bleak, rough, tense, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: switzerland, turkey, europe
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, society, golden years, elderly, bittersweet, friends, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Home Before Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl:lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school...not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, small town, mental institution, small town life, haunted by the past, clergy, life is a bitch, love affair, infidelity, countryside, school, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, boston
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, war veteran, countryside, vietnam war veteran, conflict, merry go round, small town, vietnam veteran, americana
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
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28%
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Inferno (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 61 min.
Story: "Inferno" is a story about classmates from school: Anka, Inga and Xena. During the prom, two girls murder a third - considered the most beautiful of them. The film is based on real events. The creators are trying to find answers to the ...
Plot: party, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, betrayal, youth, teacher, high school student, student, high school, hopes, bigger dreams
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: working class, school, immigrants, prostitute, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, small town life, idealism, family life, social differences, rich and poor ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1958, year 1963 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, kindergarten, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, teachers and students, small town, small town life, idealism, social decay, social relations, realism, social worker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
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Three Monkeys (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A family battles against the odds to stay together when small lies grow into an extravagant cover-up. In order to avoid hardship and responsibilities that would otherwise be impossible to endure, the family chooses to ignore the truth, not to see, ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, feel good, gloomy
Plot: family relations, hit and run, injustice, family secret, dishonesty, political corruption, innocence lost, boss and employee, family life, buried truth, life is a bitch, workplace ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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26%
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Home Coming (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 101 min.
Story: September 1980. Mustafa 'Mehmet Ali Alabora' and his wife, who're both laborers are married for 5 years. The couple has nothing to do with politics and spend their days happily with their 3 year old daughter and their TV, despite the ...
Plot: mistaken identity, politics, post traumatic stress disorder, torture, male nudity, prison, physical torture, military coup, political unrest, wrongful arrest, wrongful imprisonment, homecoming
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, social misfits, workplace, couples, mute or deaf, leaving home, hopes, call center, mute character, society, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
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Climates (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man was made to be happy for simple reasons and unhappy for even simpler ones – just as he is born for simple reasons and dies for even simpler ones... Isa and Bahar are two lonely figures dragged through the ever-changing climate of their inner ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, family problems, sexual relations, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, vacation, snow, rape, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 8K
Inside (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud", Demirkubuz follows Muharrem as he gets himself invited to a party where he is not welcome, just to find ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating
Plot: human nature, cause and meaning, introspection, artists and showbiz, hopes, writer's life, humiliation, loneliness, party, dull life, losing-it hero, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%