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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, touching, serious, meditative, depressing, disturbing, compassionate, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, immigrants, parents and children, life is a bitch, working class, island, family relations, misfit, social differences, down on your luck, tragedy, coming of age, complex characters, unlikely friendships, hopes, society, oldtimer, emigrant, male nudity, death, love, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, seaport, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about culture clash, dialogue, catastrophe, family relations, society, storytelling and childhood mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pelle the Conqueror: Dodes'ka-den (1970), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Jerusalem (1996), Babette's Feast (1987), Left Luggage (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s film follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son ...
Style: touching, meditative, compassionate, depressing, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, slum, redemption, social differences, hopes, working class, human spirit, family problems, youth, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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95%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching
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56%
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, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, estrangement, human nature, family relations, in-laws, self destructing, siblings relations, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
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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: realistic, epic, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, escapades, parents and children, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, village life, village, society, hopes, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, middle east, europe, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, siblings relations, eccentric family, birthday, family relations, elderly, lifestyle, lottery, maid, sister sister relationship, father son relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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50%
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, eviction, liberal, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, injustice, couples, society, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, snobbism, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits, wartime life, parents and children, working class, countryside, social differences ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
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45%
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
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43%
 8.1
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
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Style: bleak, touching, serious, atmospheric, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, survival, financial problem, journey, poverty, responsibility, greed, tragedy, character study, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
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38%
 7.4
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Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, down on your luck, countryside, society, dishonesty, couples, family problems ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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35%
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, tense, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
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32%
 7.3
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, disturbing, gloomy ...
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32%
 6.3
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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32%
 8.1
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Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, biting, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, love affair, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, architect, destiny, deadly, friendship, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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31%
 7.3
 3K
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, death of wife, marriage, family, misfit, human nature, life is a bitch, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In a rural French village, an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, and are dismayed to hear that the man who has inherited it is ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: countryside, farm, provence, avarice, village life, cons and scams, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 5K
Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, salesman, alcoholic, fired from the job, drug abuse, destiny, dysfunctional family, layoff, youth, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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30%
The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, touching, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: farm, disability, mentally challenged, power relations, injustice, social differences, misfit, imaginary character, love and romance, social misfits, boss and employee, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: sweden, europe
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30%
 6.9
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, tense, sincere ...
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Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, loss of son, vengeance, family relations, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, haunted by the past, innocence lost, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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