Movies like Mother 1990

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Mother (1990)
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Mother (1990)
Original name: Мать
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, which is very faithful to the 1907 novel The Mother by the celebrated Marxist writer Maxim Gorky (1868-1936). In the story, "the mother" (Inna Tchourikova) has no other recourse than to watch her decent, kindly husband turn into an animalistic, drunken brute as a result of working in the inhuman conditions of a steel mill in the town of Sormovo. When he begins to express his suppressed rage by beating her, she is defended by her teenaged son Pavel (depicted Viktor Rakov as an adult, Sacha Chichonok as a boy). After his father's death, Pavel is forced to go to work in the same factory. However, Pavel and his friends begin investigating Marxism and socialist thought, and work to organize their fellow workers.
Plot: revolution, friendship, assassin, death, czar, politics, suicide, family relations, court, communism, communist, father son relationship, smuggling, worker, murder, drunkenness, russian history, russian soldier, death of husband, speech, jail, death of father, small town, informant, socialist ...
Place: ussr, siberia, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and touching films with plots about politics, death, arrest, family relations, revolution, communism and father son relationship mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Mother: Vassa (1983), Trust (1976), Man of Iron (1981), 1900 (1976), The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vassa (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A screen adaptation of the second version of A. M. Gorky’s play “Vassa Zheleznova”. In this family children were taught from the early years to put accent on the word “my”: my ship, my house, my factory… Here they counted the money ...
Plot: class differences, matriarch, russian revolution, dysfunctional family, wealthy family, rich, scandal, merchant, heart attack, mother in law daughter in law relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, illness ...
Time: 1910s
Place: switzerland, paris france, russia
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Trust (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film is based on the facts of history about the declaration of independence of the Republic of Finland from Russia. The Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, when the Russian revolution caused the fall of ...
Plot: russian revolution, socialism, male female relationship, czar, demonstration, communist, political prisoner, independence, revolution, world war one, revolutionary, bolshevik ...
Time: 1890s, year 1917, 1910s, 1900s
Place: soviet union, finland, germany, st. petersburg russia, russia ...
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67%
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Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking
Plot: strike, working class, injustice, seaport, labor union, workplace situations, against the odds, political unrest, political corruption, rebelliousness, idealism, polish ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
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60%
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, male nudity, socialism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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45%
The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, great depression, family relations, beating, arrested, escape, loss of child, secret police, mass murder, idealism, fear, violence ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: soviet union
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, radical, family life, political unrest, family problems, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, journalism, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, chile, cuba ...
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Dear Comrades (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a ...
Style: exciting, psychological, realistic, suspense
Plot: brutality, rebellion, politics, labor strike, labor union, riot, strike, tyrant, dishonesty, oppression, rebelliousness, communism ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia
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42%
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Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the man who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their ...
Style: mind bending, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, mental institution, murder, time travel, state affairs, dishonesty, split personality, deadly, crimes, politics, changing the past or future, misfit ...
Time: 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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At Full Gallop (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Zanussi has described the film as his most autobiographical work. A young boy in post-World War II, Communist-dominated Poland, whose father's decision to remain in Britain after the war has made his family politically-suspect with the local ...
Plot: school, friend, friendship, politics, lie, escape, horse, liar, horse riding, equestrian, autobiography, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: denmark, poland, ussr, warsaw poland
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41%
Once Upon a Time in the North (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 19th century drama set on the plains of Ostrobothnia, western Finland, which are controlled by groups of knife-wielding thugs, the toughs. Traditionally, the first-born son inherits everything, so when Esko – a bum and a gang leader – learns ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, brother vs brother, father son relationship, countryside, orphan, drunkenness, blackmail, brother brother relationship, love triangle, inheritance, squad, periphery ...
Time: 19th century
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40%
St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: gloomy, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, revolution, human spirit, moral dilemma, self discovery, prison life, haunted by the past, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: italy, europe
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40%
The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.
Plot: czar, russian revolution, russian history, martyr, red army, abdication, imperial russia, exile, execution, world war one
Time: year 1917, year 1918, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: politics, parents and children, communism, totalitarianism, russian history, repression, symbolism, stalinism, family relations, betrayal, friendship, colonel ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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The Mother of Kings (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family ...
Style: intellectual, pre war
Plot: torture, arrest, jail, letter, black market, widow, politics, sacrifice, courage, false accusation, death of son, nazi ...
Time: year 1933, year 1956, year 1953
Place: poland
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38%
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Shivers (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with the task of raising two kids alone. The ...
Plot: teenage girl, neighbor, communism, brother sister relationship, children, polish, child's point of view, teacher, death of boy, stalinism, education, fight ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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36%
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, saga ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, revolution, family life, royal family, parents and children, downfall ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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36%
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New Dubai (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 55 min.
Story: In a middle class neighborhood in a city in the countryside of Brazil, the real estate speculation is a menace to the affective memory of a group of friends. Their answer to this imminent transformation is to fuck in the construction sites. And what ...
Style: queer cinema, gay cinema, avant garde
Plot: gay sex, gay latino, gay love, suicide, lgbt, politics, friendship, gay relationship, gay friend, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay erotica, gay interest ...
Place: brazil
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34%
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Famine '33 (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film about the Holodomor famine in Ukraine, based on the novel 'The Yellow Prince' by Vasyl Barka. The film is told through the lives of the Katrannyk family of six. It relies more on images than on words shot in black-and-white.
Plot: corpse, family relations, hunger, shot to death, communism, starvation, crime against humanity, death, genocide
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine, soviet union
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33%
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Round Trip (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a group of people who came to France to the temporary work, their sufferings, persecutions, and a constant struggle for survival.
Plot: getting home, return home, police, death, death of father, pride, farmer, arrest, drinking alcohol, immigrants, job seeking, destiny ...
Place: paris france
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33%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, strike, struggle, terrorist, human spirit, british, ira ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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33%
In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to hold secular ...
Plot: catholic church, pope, countess, bureaucracy, youth, vatican, kicked in the crotch, peep hole, freedom, catholic priest, demonstration, graffiti ...
Time: 1860s
Place: rome italy, italy
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32%
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, psychopath, politics, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, royal court, rebelliousness, mental illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, totalitarian regime, artist, husband wife relationship, release from prison, police station, male female relationship, defection, desertion, informant, writers, typist ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: bucharest, paris france, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
At the Beginning of Glorious Days (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Late 17th century. With no access to the sea, Russia suffers great losses in foreign trade. Peter tries to capture the Turkish fortress of Azov, but with no success: he can win only if he has a fleet. Peter’s ukases provoke the Boyars’ ...
Plot: decapitation, execution, czar, mutiny, imperial russia
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Boris Godunov (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander Pushkin. Boris Godunov came to the Czarist throne at the end of the 16th century, after the original ...
Plot: russian history, bell, battle, murder, coronation, impostor, torture, czar, idiot, usurper, battles
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30%
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized
Plot: female friendship, friendship, relationship vs career, couples, family relations, based on a novel, fan, tradition, strong female presence, best friends, friends
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: josef stalin, political satire, socialism, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, dictator, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 1956, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, political unrest, haunted by the past, state affairs, missing person, secret, history teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
Plot: assassination, black panther party, betrayal by friend, notebook, freedom, revolution, suicide, civil rights, swimming pool, death, father son relationship, hospital ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%