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, criminal, orphan, brother, boy, childhood, orphanage, post world war two, children, sister, bread, relative
Place: soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and emotional films with plots about children, boy, childhood, orphan, orphanage, teacher and brother mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Orphans: The First Teacher (1965), The Song of the Old Days (1982), Gregorio (1984), Adrift (2001), Regina (1990). 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: river, children, arranged marriage, forced marriage, bare breasts, female nudity, teacher, school, communist, sheep
Place: soviet union, russia
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95%
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: singer, office, fire, police, criminal, suicide, brunette, concert, brother, thief, orphanage, old house ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: rehearsal, amateur theater, young love, bread, armenian, tightrope, comedian, boy girl relationship, railway station, children, actor, church ...
Place: soviet union, caucasus, armenia
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82%
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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: boy, city, countryside, child labor, children, death of father
Place: latin america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, sister, brother, teenage sex, sexuality, seduction, older man younger woman sex, coming of age, brother sister incest, drinking alcohol, older man younger woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.5
 31
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: marriage of convenience, children, nightmare, alcoholic, loneliness, love, pregnant woman, one night stand, remorse, teacher
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 170
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: soccer, arab, french soldier, prostitute, death, children, childhood, soldier, friendship, boy, corpse, father
Time: 1960s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, stylized
Plot: childhood, orphanage, parenthood, teenage life, haunted by the past, orphan, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, hopes, coping, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: husband wife relationship, world war two, horse, armenian, mother, children, old woman
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, armenia, eastern europe, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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.
Plot: childhood, prank, father daughter relationship, boy, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, death of mother, old photograph, foster home, child smoking cigarette, marriage, student ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Ivantsov, Petrov, Sidorov (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: husband, neighbor, death, investigator, team, wife, scientist, laboratory, experiment, director, discovery, brother
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, detention, teenager, shower
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: attempted rape, pregnancy, crying girl, female doctor, mistress, honor, fame, celebration, girl, rape, death of father, fire ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Daughter, Geum Sa-Wol (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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: sister, daughter, orphanage, baby, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, children, orphan
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 119
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, memory, bicycle, shower, rocket, van, astronaut, tattoo, boy, father son relationship
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bag Full of Hearts (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: building, bulldozer, officer, teacher, mother, son, boyfriend, daughter, kolkhoz, husband, wife, village ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 83
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, insanity, businessman, city, sex, bicycle, police, criminal, teacher, car, fight, children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 311
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: motherhood, multiple time frames, death of grandmother, child abandonment, grandmother, generation, twin sister, fire eater, orphan, grandmother granddaughter relationship, childhood, twins ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 3K
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, russian, little boy, orphanage, boy, coming of age, self discovery, youth, hopes, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Family Circle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: student, restaurant, wife, husband, engineer, loneliness, children, single woman, daughter, parents, groom, secretary ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ...
Plot: wolf, neglected child, forest, orphanage, children, suicide, shower, funeral, friendship, boy, bullying, capture ...
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Child's Play (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Micha's mother leaves his irascible father, he tries to prevent their divorce by any means he can think of, but his attempts to hold the family together lead to a catastrophe...
Plot: teenage girl, bare breasts, braless, childhood, children, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, psychological, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: family in crisis, haunted by the past, rescue, village, family relations, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: winter, suicide attempt, interrogation, police officer, child, raid, childhood, memory, siege, war wound, stalinism, provincial life ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Day Will Come (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the blooming 1960s, the film centres around two young brothers who are instantly robbed of their lives when they are placed in a boy's home forgotten by time. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a fickle hope, the boys engage in the ...
Plot: abuse, orphanage, rules, escape, brother, beating, male nudity, public humiliation, corporal punishment, male bonding, brother brother relationship, undressing ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Good Son (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bonjour tristesse: Teenager Luc lives with his mother Liliane and his little brother Paul in Paris, has to cope with the fact that his mother is a prostitute and practically raise his brother alone. Luc is disillusioned. One day, little Paul wants ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, boy, friend, friendship, brother, teenager, son
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Father (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The beginning shows Hungary devastated by the war and the postwar reconstruction with its communist government. Our hero (played first by Dániel Erdély and later, as a young man, by András Bálint) is clearly determined to find out what he can ...
Plot: boy, elementary school, single mother, post world war two, 12 year old, communism, partisan
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 346
Elementary (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Florence is a school teacher devoted to her students. When she encounters young Sacha, a child with problems, she will do everything she can to help him, even to the point of neglecting her own children, her own life, and of questioning her ...
Plot: teacher, delivery man, handicap, rabbit, woman, school, dog, kiss, restaurant, girl, female protagonist, saleswoman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Men and Beasts (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The story of a man who fought in WW2, was captured by the Nazis and put into different concentration camps, witnessed much cruelty, after his liberation fate took him to Argentina, to work for a German landowner and his Russian wife, then he goes to ...
Plot: chauffeur, snow, concentration camp, politics, corruption, drunkenness, mother, brother, on the road, drug, immorality, capitalism ...
Place: germany, soviet union, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Summer at Grandpa's (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a young brother and sister whom spend a pivotal summer in the country with their grandparents.
Plot: grandparents, slice of life, family, life, childhood, river, children, turtle, train
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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