Movies like Golden Door

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Golden Door (2006)
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Golden Door (2006)
Original name: Nuovomondo
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a British lady and wants to come back to the States. Lucy, or Luce as Salvatore calls her, for unknown reasons wants to marry someone before to arrive to Ellis Island in New York. Salvatore accepts the proposal. Once they arrive in Ellis Island they spend the quarantine period trying to pass the examinations to be admitted to the States. Tests are not so simple for poor farmers coming from Sicily. Their destiny is in the hands of the custom officers.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating, gloomy, realistic
Plot: hopes, immigrants, starting over, social relations, society, tradition, superstition, quarantine, ship, parent child relationship, emigration, family history, progress, family relations, doctor, emigrant, peasant, mute, village life, mute or deaf, village, romance, misfit, parents and children, curse ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: sicily, usa, new york, italy, atlantic ocean, europe, america ...

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Most similar movies to Golden Door

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, love and romance, immigrants, village, social relations and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Golden Door: Colossal Youth (2006), Respiro (2002), The Star Maker (1995), Night Sun (1990), Terraferma (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, addiction, urban ghetto life, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, small town life, working class, parents and children, injustice, villager, mental illness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, mediterranean sea, sicily ...
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The Star Maker (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The adventures and deceptions of a photographer who travels through the small villages of Sicily pretending that he is working for the big film studios in Rome.
Style: sincere, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, hidden identity, romance, self discovery, filmmaking, village, on the road, small town, countryside, disorder, hopes, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, madrid, rome italy ...
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63%
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Night Sun (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on Leo Tolstoy's novel, Father Sergius, Night Sun stars Julian Sands as Sergio, a nobleman in 18th-century Italy who is expected to marry a duchess, Nastassja Kinski. Upon learning that she was previously the King's mistress, Sergio ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: solitude, introspection, human nature, convent, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, society, hopes, healing power, humble, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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53%
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, touching
Plot: tourist, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, immigrants, family relations, rules and policies, family problems, family life, ocean, misfit, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
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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, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, farm, village, peasant, family life, parents and children, clergy, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: refugee, village, wartime life, tragic love, refugees, on the run, orphan, politics, political unrest, self discovery, fall in love, genocide ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1940s, year 1936, 1930s ...
Place: greece, europe
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The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: starvation, immigrants, seasickness, emigrant, sea voyage, farm hand, sailing ship, journey, ship, sailboat, starting over, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, family relations, confession, quarantine, american dream, love affair, society, exploitation, exploit, performance, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, poland, latin america ...
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Shadow Magic (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Germany, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and Lumière-brothers' shorts to open the Shadow Magic theater. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, light ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, romance, lifestyle, social differences, introspection, filmmaking, love and romance, society, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: china, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sea Purple (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di Mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in ...
Style: serious, touching, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, village life, forbidden love, island, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, village ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
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39%
The Great Journey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Morocco, Bulgaria, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Reda, summoned to accompany his father on a pilgrimage to Mecca, complies reluctantly - as he preparing for his baccalaureat and, even more important, has a secret love relationship. The trip across Europe in a broken-down car is also the departure ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, pilgrimage, family relations, trip, travel, culture clash, youth, golden years, society, hopes, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, saudi arabia, europe, jordan, yugoslavia ...
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love triangle, love and romance, working class, homesickness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, friendship, female protagonist, marriage proposal, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, europe ...
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38%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, society, state affairs, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
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37%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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36%
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Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: fall in love, romance, society, social misfits, unlikely couple, parents and children, forbidden love, village life, village, self discovery, family relations, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest, social relations, college graduate, latin, village, male female relationship, journey, flirting, storytelling, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, new york, madrid, venice ...
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35%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couple relations, redemption, culture clash, misfit, starting over, hopes, immigrants, couples, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, washington d.c., usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, moral dilemma, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, immigrants, misfit, jewish, emigration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
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34%
The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, politics, family relations, tradition, village, muslim, estrangement, state affairs, school, political unrest, idealism, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
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34%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, society, youth, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Road Home (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: sentimental, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: funeral, village, businessman, teacher, first love, death, fall in love, wooing, grief, coffin, burial, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, petty job, social relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1968. To a small town in the south of Israel, mostly inhabited by Moroccan immigrants, a few families from India arrive, searching for a better life in the west. The instinct driven Moroccans patronize the "black" Indians, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, ethnic, immigrants, social differences, teenage life, teenage love, culture clash, society, romance, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, terminal illness, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: saint, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, miraculous event, social differences ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, compassionate, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, death sentence, tragic love, island, death row, introspection, romance, isolation, destiny, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 50s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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30%
Pudana: Last of the Line (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A little Nenets girl Neko is taken against her will from her home to a boarding school in a remote Russian village. Forced to adapt to a foreign culture and new customs, Neko rebels and decides to flee, hoping to get back to her family and old ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, culture clash, social relations, youth, parents and children, society, village life, bittersweet, boarding school, girl, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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29%
Hester Street (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keats plays a Russian emigre who prides himself on the way he's molded himself into a real Yankee in the USA, though the world he lives in, New York's Lower East Side in the late 19th century, is almost exclusively populated by ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loan, rabbi, family relations, immigrants, infidelity, culture clash, feminism, family life, self discovery, human nature, religions or cults, matchmaking ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, poland ...
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29%
Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastion of these mores in America.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: island, family relations, family gatherings, rape, mysticism, slavery, culture clash, family life, human nature, family in crisis, couples, social relations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, south carolina
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29%