Movies like Oxen

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Oxen (1991)
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Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by the local vicar and, wracked with guilt, confesses. The vicar assures him that if he gives himself up, he'll be treated leniently, but Helge's sentence is far harsher than anyone predicted...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, crimes, village, vengeance, confined, family relations, betrayal, parents and children, prison life, life is a bitch, family life, village life, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, social differences, society, small town life, dishonesty, death in the family, small town, downfall, going straight, down on your luck, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society, parents and children, hopes and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Oxen: The Serpent's Way (1986), Orphan (2009), No One Writes to the Colonel (1999), Jailbait (2004), Everyday (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Serpent's Way (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, family relations, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, woman in danger, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, widow ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: social differences, family problems, family relations, society, hopes, parents and children, introspection, human spirit, family life, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
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71%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pension, colonel, small town, parents and children, hopes, downfall, family relations, couple relations, family life, small town life, haunted by the past, poverty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, confined, going straight, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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52%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, introspection, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, hopes, sexual content, strong female presence, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
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51%
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Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, hopes, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family relations, reconciliation, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
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46%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: touching, epic, emotional, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, parents and children, unfulfilled love, village life, village, family relations, religions or cults, bittersweet, society, romance, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, middle east, eastern europe ...
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46%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 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, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, death in the family, human nature, family relations, battles, family problems, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 1940s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
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44%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, family problems, single parent, family relations, alcohol abuse, disorder, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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43%
Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, parents and children, prison life, wartime life, missing person, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, prison, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
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42%
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The Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and the way he put his life together again afterwards.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, human spirit, hopes, rise to the top, going straight, ambition, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, abusive parent, survival, crimes ...
Place: london, europe
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42%
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Aviva, My Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the small northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities under wraps, until her sister, Anita, introduces her to ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, writer's life, dysfunctional family, working class, family problems, betrayal, life is a bitch, society, creative block, social decay, small town life, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, danger, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, parents and children, immigrants, hopes, society, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, poverty, countryside, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, family relations, confined, couple relations, prison life, life is a bitch, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, visitation rights, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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38%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, family problems, dysfunctional family, addiction, down on your luck, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, re-education ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
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37%
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Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, small town life, legal, forces of nature, death of child, snow, society, loss of son, family problems, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, working class, society, youth, single parent, realism, small town, life is a bitch, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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37%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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37%
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Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: bleak, emotional, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: contamination, farm, government agency, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, environmentalism, incompetent official, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, crimes, society, injustice, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
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35%
In Your Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anna, a young theology graduate, starts work as a prison chaplain. She becomes especially concerned about one inmate, Kate, regarded as difficult and withdrawn, but whom the other inmates credit with mysterious healing powers.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, addiction, couple relations, couples, family problems, child killer, clergy, hopes, confined, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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35%
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Ombline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ombline, a 20-year-old woman, is sent to prison for three years after committing a violent assault on a police officer. Just when she has lost all hope for the future, she discovers that she is pregnant. The law allows her to rear her newborn for ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: prison, women's prison, family problems, single parent, hopes, family relations, prison life, life is a bitch, babies and infants, starting over, confined, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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34%
A Question of Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Tragedy Strikes three Families, their Destiny forces them on a coverging path and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, touching, captivating ...
Plot: indoctrination, religions or cults, parents and children, family life, family problems, clergy, family values, penance, religion, family relations, society, salvation ...
Time: contemporary
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33%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, drug abuse, single parent, youth, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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33%
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A Way of Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) across the street becomes target to her growing paranoia that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vandalism, delusion, family relations, family problems, interracial relations, parents and children, custody, life is a bitch, society, social relations, down on your luck, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%