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Pete on the Way to Heaven
Original name: Petya po doroge v Tsarstvie Nebesnoe
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the small town of Kandalaksha, Petya lives out a fantasy life as a traffic cop. He has a holster, a wooden gun, and the locals humor him by following his "orders." When a convict escapes from a nearby prison, Petya joins the manhunt as any good officer would.
Plot: josef stalin, adultery, prison, death, husband wife relationship
Time: 1950s
Place: siberia
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about husband wife relationship, adultery, death, infidelity, extramarital affair, prison and marriage mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Pete on the Way to Heaven: Beat (2000), Grind (1997), Jerome (1998), The Joke (1969), My Family (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grind
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Jerome
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Leo
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
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Too Far to Go
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: dysfunctional marriage, engagement, husband wife relationship, dancing, extramarital affair, adultery, wedding, marriage, divorce
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Country: France, Spain, USA
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Le Garcu
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
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Plot: piano teacher, pianist, autobiography, obsession, socialism, atheism, funeral, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, pubic hair, bare breasts, adultery ...
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Country: Namibia
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Mitte 30
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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Another Way
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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The Dresser
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Country: UK
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Loving
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
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Cotton Mary
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.
Style: serious, realistic
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Kuduz
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
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Place: yugoslavia
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Wonder Wheel
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn ...
Plot: ferris wheel, women, cigarette smoking, psychiatrist, lifeguard, older woman younger man relationship, pocket watch, aspiring writer, pizzeria, arson, alcoholic, tank top ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa
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Dancing in the Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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Constellation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Little Sparrows
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
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Plot: introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery, terminal illness, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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The Wild McCullochs
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about the rich McCulloch Family, their overbearing father and the children's misguided blaming him for everything that doesn't go right.
Plot: parent child relationship, drink, drinking, servant, father daughter relationship, male bonding, mother daughter relationship, drunkenness, love, boss, employer employee relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s
Place: texas
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Three Monkeys
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A family battles against the odds to stay together when small lies grow into an extravagant cover-up. In order to avoid hardship and responsibilities that would otherwise be impossible to endure, the family chooses to ignore the truth, not to see, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy
Plot: innocence lost, boss and employee, family in crisis, political corruption, dishonesty, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch, hidden identity, infidelity, injustice, family life ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Duration: 110 min.
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