Movies like Little Buddha

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Little Buddha (1993)
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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: sentimental, serious, meditative, compassionate, touching, visually appealing, weird, dramatic, melancholic, breathtaking ...
Plot: enlightenment, reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, buddha, religions or cults, parents and children, human nature, religion, boy, book, power relations, hopes, society, introspection, family relations, lgbt, transformation, death, youth, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), fight ...
Place: tibet, seattle, usa, asia, seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about society, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, youth, hopes and coming of age mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like Little Buddha: The Joy Luck Club (1993), Samsara (2001), The Lost & Found Family (2009), In the Gloaming (1997), A River Runs Through It (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, hopes, golden years, women, parents and children, human nature, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
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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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62%
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 ⇓
62%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, introspection, family problems, youth, orphan, society, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, self discovery, family, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, gender, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, resentment, family problems, self discovery, tragic hero, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly, coming of age, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: monk, monastery, mountain, rivalry, wisdom of life, adventure, parents and children, elderly, society, leadership, escapades, disobey ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, nepal, tibet, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, romance, youth, fall in love, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Deserted Station (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher who offers to help. Whilst the husband and teacher go ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: teacher, prodigy, self discovery, society, youth, human nature, teachers and students, on the road, religions or cults, village, isolation, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 5K
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 ⇓
43%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, rabbi, school, judaism, faith, religions or cults, youth, clergy, parents and children, catholicism, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, society, life is a bitch, clergy, religions or cults, rabbi, family tradition, family problems, family relations, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: society, youth, family relations, self discovery, introspection, forces of nature, parents and children, poverty, teenage life, countryside, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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%
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, direction and purpose, youth, society, coming out, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, youth, battles, family problems, family relations, human nature, death in the family, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
37%
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, parents and children, disfigurement, addiction, teachers and students, child's point of view, life philosophy, good deed, alcohol abuse, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Electrick Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Electrick Children tells the story of Rachel, a rambunctious girl from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, melancholic, psychological, realistic
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, self discovery, religions or cults, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy, nobody believes, skating, lifestyle, innocence lost, parents and children, mormon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1996, 1990s
Place: utah, nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, family life, coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, celebrity culture, society ...
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36%
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, family, redemption, adoption, religions or cults, parents and children, reunion, society, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, workplace, society, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, family life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 804
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, family problems, society, americana, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, christian, family relations, christianity, fatherhood, gang, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, youth, introspection, couple relations, college, love affair, college life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, racism, culture clash, immigrants, clergy, society, hopes, dysfunctional family, curses spells and rituals, sister sister relationship, buddhism, tradition ...
Place: vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%