Movies like Rice People

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Rice People (1994)
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Rice People (1994)
Original name: Neak sre
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A poor, rural Cambodian family slowly disintegrates during the cycle of a single rice crop in this moving, and beautifully photographed European drama adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad. Pouev, his wife Om, and his seven children, live in a small rural village in Cambodia. Their whole precarious life depends upon the success of their rice crop. Both husband and wife are worried, but for different reasons. Pouev is concerned because their acreage is shrinking. Om worries about Pouev; what would happen to her and the children if he died or was injured? Her worst fear is manifest after Pouev steps upon a poisoned thorn and dies. Om finds herself heavily burdened with the responsibilities of maintaining the crop and caring for seven youngsters. She suffers paranoia from worrying about whether the children are doing their share and the other villagers lock her up leaving eldest daughter Sokha to bring in the crop.
Plot: rice, rice field, village, death, family relations, sister sister relationship, farmer, farm, paranoia, father daughter relationship, farming, mother daughter relationship, death of husband, death of father, single parent, countryside, husband wife relationship, poison, locked in a cage
Place: cambodia, southeast asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, countryside, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, farm and farmer mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Rice People: The Sea Wall (2008), Shiba (1993), Who Will Love My Children? (1983), 75 Degrees in July (2000), Suzaku (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sea Wall (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers around a young French widow and her two adolescent children attempt to carve out a meager life for themselves by farming rice fields alongside the ocean in French Indo-China in the 1930's. Their efforts are hampered each year ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fighting the system, righting the wronged, social differences, family relations, interracial relations, fall in love, parents and children, rich and poor, teenage life, rebellion, hopes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, asia, indochina
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95%
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Shiba (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spacious, ruins-like hotel. From that moment on, he throws himself into gambling, tossing the dice with ...
Plot: death, sex, chinese, murder, taiwanese, prostitute, family relations, countryside, hotel manager, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, village ...
Place: taiwan
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73%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death, little boy, adoption, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, little girl, affection, farmer, terminal illness ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, homecoming, manipulation, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, rancher, sibling rivalry, male female relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, slice of life, female director, old woman, older man teenage girl relationship, minimalism, countryside, incest overtones, nature, mountain, tunnel ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Marion (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Marion is ten and befriends a couple so much that they want her to live with them.
Plot: village, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, marriage, friend, family relations, rich, parisian, wealth, businessman, friendship, french ...
Place: normandy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Virgina (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: "Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the ...
Plot: patriarchy, curse, mother daughter relationship, tradition, secret, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, farmer, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, coming of age, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, serbia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family reunited, family relations, depression, sister sister relationship, mother child relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female director, visit, rape, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Neria (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A classic African film that has struck a nerve that runs across the continent, with an original soundtrack and supporting performance by Zimbabwe's legendary World Music sensation, Oliver Mtukudzi.
Style: suspense
Plot: marriage, matriarch, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation, court, car accident, tradition, death of father, hospital, judge, brother brother relationship, city ...
Place: zimbabwe
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54%
Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, mute or deaf, danger, couples, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, ghost, school, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, post world war two
Place: france
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53%
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Lost Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucie and her father Hugo have grown closer since Lucie's mother left unexpectedly a year prior. When her mother returns, Hugo becomes jealous and angry.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, single parent, spouse leaving, haunted by the past, female masturbation, husband wife relationship, family conflict, husband wife conflict, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Migrants (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.
Plot: poverty, hardship, family conflict, corruption, field, brother sister relationship, sheriff, mother daughter relationship, farm, sister sister relationship, factory worker, tent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
Plot: grief, ghost, marriage, girl, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, car accident, death of father, death, loss of father, african american, interracial romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, death, death of father, pride, farmer, drunkenness, police, arrest, police officer, immigrants, job seeking ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: milkman, camera, cow, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, astrologer, roadhouse, twenty something, dairy farm, drinking alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
All the Way Home (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Plot: single mother, widow, love, death of husband, live broadcast, accident, death, filmed play, car, loss of father, uncle nephew relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Caravan Serai (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set during the Greek civil war. A villager is forced to leave his house and property and go to Thessaloniki with his daughter and son. They find refuge in an old building with hundreds of other people. They live a miserable life as the daughter ...
Plot: imperialism, communism, village, homecoming, death, brother sister relationship, farmer, handicapped, family relations, bare breasts, arrest, carriage ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sunset Song (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, realistic
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Time: 1910s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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All Saints (2017)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: refugee, pastor, church, salesman, husband wife relationship, farmer, farming, faith, garden, old photograph, farm, hopes ...
Place: asia, southeast asia, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Pastorale (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the mountain village comes a group of young musicians in Tbilisi. Here they are going to relax and rehearse. Sad story about the final rupture occurred, the peasants do not sing beautiful old songs, the musicians play music incomprehensible to ...
Plot: cultural difference, village, country girl, drinking, musician, countryside, family relations, job, hospitality, string quartet, rehearsal, wine ...
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Stubborn Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The people of this remote village in the Black Forest don't talk much, but when they do, it's in the Alemannic dialect. Hanna, 21 has traveled far to work here. She shovels manure, milks cows and tries to cope with the farmer, Uwe Kiefer, ...
Plot: 21 year old, female protagonist, strike, outcast, farmer, farm, village, older man younger woman relationship, milk, cow, countryside
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, atmospheric, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: countryside, gay, farmer, family relations, elderly, homosexuality, introspection, farm, hopes, self discovery, midlife crisis, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sisters Apart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Taru elää ratsutilalla harmonista elämää miehensä Harrin ja tytärpuolensa Ninnin kanssa. Kaikki muuttuu, kun Ninni loukkaantuu hevosonnettomuudessa. Kymmenen vuotta sitten Ruotsiin lähtenyt Ninnin biologinen äiti Eve kutsutaan paikalle ...
Plot: fatherhood, parenthood, pregnancy, parent child relationship, past, accident, motherhood, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, countryside, half sister, horse ranch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Name of the Land (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. The debts accumulate and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, melancholic, light, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, farm, father son relationship, medicine, peasant, countryside, family relations, love, family farm, family problems, family life, farming ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1996, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: hopes, family relations, funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, estrangement, family problems, dealing with death, social worker, farm, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, turin italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Skylark (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: farm, countryside, drought, catastrophe, friends, couples, family relations, hopes, danger, down on your luck, against the odds, forces of nature ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kansas, usa, maine, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: female director, woman slaps woman, cinema, film reel, mother daughter relationship, torture, flashback, mask, father daughter relationship, film within a film, skull
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
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Boxes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Anna, 50 years old, moves into her new house. Rooms are full of boxes which contain a lot of things and plenty of memories. Anna has lived many lives and her past comes out of these boxes. Her parents surely, but also her children and their fathers, ...
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: female director, family relations, moving, old age, nostalgia, box, mother daughter relationship, death, father daughter relationship, surrealism, half sister
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%