Movies like The Orphans

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The Orphans (1977)
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The Orphans (1977)
Original name: Podranki
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a group of Russian boys who have lost their fathers in the World War II.
Plot: teacher, writers, criminal, children, street kid, orphan, brother, boy, childhood, bread, relatives, sister, orphanage, post world war two, relative
Place: soviet union

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Most similar movies to The Orphans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and captivating films with plots about children, orphan, boy, orphanage, childhood, family relations and teacher mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Orphans: The First Teacher (1965), The Song of the Old Days (1982), Regina (1990), Wild Pigeon (1986), Summer of '62 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The First Teacher (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dyuishen is assigned to the mountainous Kirghiz region of Central Asia by the Young Communist League after he is discharged from the Red Army. It is 1923 and the Civil war has ended. The former soldier becomes a teacher, bringing the Leninist ...
Plot: forced marriage, teacher, river, female nudity, children, sheep, bare breasts, arranged marriage, school, communist, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Song of the Old Days (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The members of an amateur theater group share the losses and sorrows of war with Armenian provincial town's inhabitants.
Plot: church, animal sacrifice, postman, children, tightrope walker, railway station, comedian, rehearsal, old woman, actor, amateur theater, boy girl relationship ...
Place: armenia, caucasus, soviet union
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84%
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2012, Atsuya (Ryosuke Yamada) and his 2 childhood friends do something bad and run into an old general store. They decide to stay there until the morning. Late into the night, Atsuya sees a letter in the mailbox. The letter is addressed to the ...
Plot: store, fire, office, sailor uniform, schoolgirl uniform, concert, orphan, brother, police, orphanage, schoolgirl, letter ...
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75%
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Regina (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The beautiful, educated and independent Regina hears from her partner Tiit that he has decided to marry a young pregnant girl. Then, she gets an inheritance - a house in a small borough. There's both a reason and an opportunity for a ...
Plot: alcoholic, nightmare, marriage of convenience, children, single woman, one night stand, love, teacher, pregnant woman, remorse, loneliness
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74%
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Wild Pigeon (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a poor provincial town, the ragamuffin boys are frenziedly drilled for combat, and at nights the local elite, gathered in a pool room, boasts of fictitious biographies, while bands of boys amuse themselves with bloody fights on trashy vacant ...
Plot: pigeon, boy, shower, bicycle, bare chested boy, father son relationship, rocket, astronaut, van, memory, tattoo
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Summer of '62 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Algerian paperboy with friends and associates of all ages on both sides of the conflict experiences history leading up to the March 1962 independence of Algeria, witnesses ruthless violence perpetrated by French and Arabs, sees his French ...
Plot: children, soccer, corpse, father, boy, french soldier, soldier, death, arab, railway station, war for independence, railway ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: algeria
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64%
Lessons at the End of Spring (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young boy loses his innocence in a pre-perestroika Russian prison during the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev regime.
Plot: prison, loss of innocence, nudity (full frontal - brief), detention, shower, teenager
Place: soviet union
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61%
Ivantsov, Petrov, Sidorov (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: death, neighbor, laboratory, scientist, investigator, team, brother, director, discovery, wife, husband, institute ...
Place: soviet union
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60%
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Bag Full of Hearts (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: boyfriend, bulldozer, building, teacher, excavator, village, daughter, mother, officer, wife, kolkhoz, husband ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Meeting Past (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A famous surgeon named Nino, who came to the village, is requested to perform the operation. She recognizes her ex-husband Akia is the wounded person and now her difficult past is there before her eyes: Almaskhan's son Akia raped orphaned Nino. ...
Plot: execution, message, sick, memories, driven mad, text messaging, honor, set on fire, crying girl, female doctor, countryside, past ...
Place: soviet union, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
No One's Child (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie is based on the fascinating, true story of a feral boy whom hunters found among wolves in a forest in the mountains of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) in the mid-1980s. The boy was sent to the institution for children in an attempt to socialize ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating
Plot: neglected child, wolf, friendship, orphanage, boy, forest, suicide, bullying, funeral, prostitute, capture, children ...
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Kick-Off (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of students with varying family backgrounds begin to question their lives and the hypocritical values of their corrupt socialist society. Their decision to follow their own ideals brings them in disrepute with those closest to them. Their ...
Plot: basketball, mental institution, fight, city, sex, police, insanity, car, school, chase, crazy, teacher ...
Time: 80s
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57%
The Tango of Our Childhood (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is about the hard lot of a woman with an extraordinary character, who tries to raise her children and win back her husband, who left family for another woman, after return from the war.
Plot: world war two, horse, old woman, children, mother, family relations, armenian, husband wife relationship
Time: 1940s
Place: armenia, caucasus, eastern europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
My Daughter, Geum Sa-Wol (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A family has been dismantled by revenge and hate, but Geum Sa-Wol (Baek Jin-Hee) attempts to build up a dream house for the dismantled family.
Plot: switched at birth, sister sister relationship, baby, orphanage, sister, children, daughter, sibling rivalry, orphan
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Fire-Eater (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The twin sisters Helena and Irene are born in Helsinki during World War II. A few months later their mother, Sirkka, leaves the girls in the care of their grandmother, an old communist, and runs away with a German soldier. Their life under the ...
Plot: female director, absent mother, bad mother, post war, communist, generation, sister sister relationship, teenager, childhood, coming of age, mother, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Glue Sniffer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oliver flees from abuse of his family and seeks refuge in the violent streets of Caracas, where survival is only possible in an environment of corruption, crime and sniffing glue to escape hunger, like other children in the same situation. Soon, the ...
Plot: violence, homelessness, drug traffic, police corruption, domestic violence, police brutality, class system, gun, homeless, gang, police, children ...
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56%
Family Circle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: children, single woman, daughter, son, student, loneliness, engineer, ex husband, fiancee, restaurant, secretary, judge ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Naked Childhood (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Handed over to foster care by his mother—who's unwilling to give up permanent custody—the now-adolescent François understands that nothing in life is permanent, and his increasingly erratic actions reflect this knowledge.
Style: cinema verite
Plot: childhood, foster parent, petty thief, mining town, underage smoking, black cat, demonstration, old photograph, thief, foster child, boy, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the dilapidated country estate of Anna Petrovna Voinitseva, a group of feckless Russian aristocrats whiles away a summer afternoon. Unbeknownst to their respective spouses, local schoolteacher Platonov and the wife of Anna's stepson, Sophia, ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, reunion, village, fall in love, lovers reunited, couple relations, tragic love, true love, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
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54%
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The Italian (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, harsh ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, orphanage, family relations, self discovery, hopes, youth, parents and children, russian, friendship, drinking, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Adrift (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Sammy has recently become aware of desires she awakens in men but one man to whom she is herself attracted is her older brother Jacob. With an institutionalized father and a mother neither sibling has seen for years, Jacob provides ...
Plot: incest, teenage sex, sister, brother, brother sister incest, sexuality, seduction, drinking alcohol, older man younger woman, coming of age, sexual awakening, older man younger woman relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Valparaiso My Love (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poor Valparaiso family faces a tough life after the father is sent to prison.
Style: slang
Plot: childhood, chase, handheld camera, brother sister relationship, poor family, pub, petty criminal, mother, movie theatre, brother brother relationship, bar, sick child ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 555
Stray Dogs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two children are orphaned in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Plot: female director, misery, rescue, cinema, theft, dog, orphan, cruelty, taliban, aerial combat, brother sister relationship, film within a film ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: parenthood, childhood, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, coping, coming of age, youth, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.
Plot: child, totalitarian state, stalinism, childhood flashback, militia, childhood, memory, multiple time frames, provincial life, storyteller, war injury, interrogation ...
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Man from the Embassy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Herbert is a German embassy official in Georgia. He lives an inane life until he meets twelve-year-old girl Sashka who makes him laugh and feel responsibility. Soon he is in trouble because he is suspected of pedophilia, meets corrupt policemen, ...
Plot: falsely accused, foreigner, extramarital affair, teacher, mute, friendship, diplomat, street kid, bribery, loneliness, girl man relationship, pedophilia
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44%
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Gregorio (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gregorio, a boy from the impoverished countryside of Peru emigrates to Lima, the capital city. Experiencing a cultural shock due to the chaotic nature of the city, he must challenge himself to learn Spanish, since his native tongue is Quechua, and ...
Plot: countryside, city, death of father, child labor, children, boy
Place: latin america, peru
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43%
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Fathers (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The film takes place in the first half of the 1960s. The protagonist of the picture is a young worker of the apparatus, Vladimir Novikov, a charming, educated, energetic person - a thriving functionary. Novikov has a young sweetheart - student ...
Plot: revenge, death, murder, taxi driver, father, construction site, student, worker, leadership
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Paper Man (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A deaf and mute vagabond finds a large denomination bill in a Mexico City dump, and while he tries to buy something with it, others try to con him into giving it away. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at ...
Plot: ventriloquist, greed, single mother, poverty, orphanage, park, wallet, ventriloquist dummy, orphan, mute, junkyard, prostitute
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Palunku (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Monichan shifts to the city from his village to provide better education to his children. But will things go as planned?
Plot: children, village, lottery, money lender, child abuse, school, literacy, city, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%