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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, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, 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, seaport, oldtimer, emigrant, male nudity, death, love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, youth, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pelle the Conqueror: Dodes'ka-den (1970), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Jerusalem (1996), Left Luggage (1998), Babette's Feast (1987). 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, down on your luck, working class, 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, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, human nature, society, misfit, working class, youth, culture clash, social differences, americana, hopes, parents and children, rich and poor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
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55%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: island, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, couple relations, confined, family relations, in-laws, self destructing, estrangement, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
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51%
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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: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, epic ...
Plot: village life, religions or cults, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, love and romance, parents and children, romance, escapades, hopes, family relations, society, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, europe, middle east, holy land, palestine
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48%
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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, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, eviction, liberal, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
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47%
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, elderly, eccentric family, siblings relations, birthday, maid, lifestyle, lottery, family relations, father son relationship, unspoken love, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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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, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, injustice, family problems, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, couples, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
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46%
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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, life is a bitch, anti semitism, family problems, youth, society, family in crisis, parents and children, fascism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, liverpool, ireland, london
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44%
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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: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, ira, parents and children, injustice, human nature, society, irish, loss of sibling, prejudice, teacher ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, best friend, misfit, society, social differences, wartime life, snobbism, family relations, countryside, working class, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: sweden, europe
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42%
 7.5
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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, rough ...
Plot: drowning, mouse, neighbor, canal, coming of age, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, misfit, society, realism, family problems, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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40%
 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, serious, enigmatic, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: unemployment, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, family problems, dishonesty, society, swindle, thief, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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37%
 7.8
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, tense ...
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36%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, stylized ...
Audience: kids
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36%
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Nobody Knows (2004)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
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Style: bleak, touching, serious, atmospheric, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
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35%
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, serious, realistic, emotional
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden
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35%
 7.0
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The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: rough, serious, gloomy, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: working class, lottery, immigrants, culture clash, urban ghetto life, family in crisis, hopes, racism, family relations, urban ghetto, urban, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
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34%
 7.9
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
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Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, suspense, meditative, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, family problems, parents and children, hopes, death in the family, society, religion, dark secret, imaginary friend, girl, sin, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: marriage, wedding, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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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, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, asthma, high school, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, music band, working class, society ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 730
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: small town, family problems, society, americana, religion, child's point of view, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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Hi, Tereska (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, teenage life, misfit, youth, dull life, working class, down on your luck, society, unemployment, sexual initiation, bad girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: talky, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, coming of age, destructive relationship, down on your luck, hopes, love and romance, friends, couples, sexual exploration ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 3K
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: murder, coming of age, marriage, death of wife, family, misfit, human nature, love and romance, babies and infants, parents and children, life is a bitch, immigrants ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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