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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Original name: Pelle Erobreren
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy, realistic, touching, social realism, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations, life is a bitch, social differences, hopes, misfit, oldtimer, male nudity, death, tragedy, love, boy, spanking, old man, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and harsh films with plots about culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe, death, storytelling, mentor and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pelle the Conqueror: Through a Glass Darkly (1961), The Passion of Anna (1969), Shame (1968), Ratcatcher (1999), Jerusalem (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: island, schizophrenia, mental illness, incest, human nature, dysfunctional family, parents and children, daughter, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, countryside, betrayal, civil war, politics, crumbling marriage, on the run, survival, introspection, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, tokyo
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, parents and children, poverty, christianity, christian, unfulfilled love, romance, religions or cults, escapades, village, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, middle east, palestine
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, realism, dysfunctional family, construction site, parent child relationship, troubled teen, illegal immigrant, innocence lost, parents and children, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles ...
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, touching, realistic, tense
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
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Of Mice and Men (1992)
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Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, coming of age, flat, female friendship, factory worker, couples, friends, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Denmark
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hamlet (1996)
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Duration: 242 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
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40%
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
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Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: bleak, emotional, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: alibi, poacher, humiliation, suicide, small town, coming of age, drowning, innocence lost, dealing with death, village, human nature, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: village, golden years, human nature, parents and children, down on your luck, family relations, aging, village life, family life, elderly, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, down on your luck, urban, twentysomething life, working class, couples, family relations, social relations, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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