Movies like Pelle the Conqueror

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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: immigrants, working class, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, parents and children, life is a bitch, island, family relations, misfit, social differences, down on your luck, tragedy, coming of age, bullying, class differences, farm hand, corporal punishment, complex characters, unlikely friendships, hopes, society, seaport, oldtimer ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, reflective and emotional films with plots about culture clash, family relations, society, catastrophe, dialogue, childhood and runaway mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pelle the Conqueror: Nobody Knows (2004), Dodes'ka-den (1970), Ratcatcher (1999), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998), Liam (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: serious, touching, gloomy, heartbreaking, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, dysfunctional family, poverty, survival, young kid, innocence lost, responsibility, financial problem, journey, 12 year old, tragedy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, california
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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, social differences, slum, life is a bitch, working class, redemption, hopes, parents and children, human nature, family problems, misfit, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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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, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, rough ...
Plot: family relations, drowning, neighbor, canal, mouse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, working class, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, family problems, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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100%
...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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, immigrants, coming of age, rich and poor, human nature, social differences, bittersweet, americana, working class, hopes, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
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36%
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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, coma, working class, female friendship, love and romance, coming of age, down on your luck, unemployment, couples, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
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36%
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Liam (2000)
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: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, youth, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, united kingdom ...
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 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, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, brother sister incest, electroshock therapy, dysfunctional family, confined, family problems, estrangement, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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34%
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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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, couples, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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34%
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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: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, culture clash, working class, youth, best friend, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: gloomy, touching, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, love and romance, escapades, obsessive quest, society, romance, family relations, religions or cults, bittersweet, village, village life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: holy land, sweden, europe, middle east, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: cooking, aging, elderly, cooking and food, eccentric family, siblings relations, birthday, maid, lottery, family relations, lifestyle, refugee ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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31%
 7.3
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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: nanny, family relations, liberal, eviction, haunted by the past, parents and children, holocaust survivor, religions or cults, mentally challenged, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: bleak, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down, youth, family problems, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
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31%
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The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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29%
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Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, fired from the job, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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29%
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The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children, siblings relations, innocence lost, teenage life, human nature, family relations, smuggling, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, usa, los angeles, antwerp ...
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29%
 7.3
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, wedding, murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, rebelliousness, reunion, couples, society ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wedding, marriage, family relations, poverty, wealth, orphanage, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.8
 769
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, small town life, working class, parents and children, injustice, villager, mental illness, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, mediterranean sea, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 13K
Shame (1968)
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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, crumbling marriage, on the run, battles, introspection, political unrest, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden, israel, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 13K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, meditative, bleak ...
Plot: realism, unemployment, mother daughter relationship, poverty, alcoholic, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, desperation, snitch, female protagonist, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, compassionate, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: delivery, bicycle, gang, fish out of water, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, buddies, society, disorder, down on your luck, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, china, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, lifestyle, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, redemption, youth, small town, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social relations, hopes, society, adolescence, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%