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, relative
Time: post world war two
Place: ussr, 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, emotional and realistic films with plots about children, boy, orphan, childhood, teacher, family relations and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Orphans: The First Teacher (1965), No One's Child (2014), Boys (1977), The Song of the Old Days (1982), Wild Pigeon (1986). 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, school, female nudity, arranged marriage, river, children, sheep, communist, teacher, bare breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
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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: touching, serious, captivating
Plot: neglected child, orphanage, friendship, boy, wolf, bullying, children, forest, shower, suicide, funeral, prostitute ...
Place: serbia
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Boys (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This non-narrative film unveils three episodes in the psychosexual life of a neurotic man, beginning with a trip he took to the countryside over the holidays as a small boy, to visit a cousin. Later, he is shown as a high-school boy (Mads Ole ...
Style: no music
Plot: childhood, school, girl, swing, undressing, urination, children, teenage girl, boy, teenage boy, teenager, ladder ...
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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: actor, church, postman, old woman, pow, tightrope walker, young love, boy girl relationship, animal sacrifice, children, railway station, comedian ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, caucasus, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, van, rocket, memory, astronaut, tattoo, father son relationship
Place: ussr, soviet union
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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: nightmare, alcoholic, marriage of convenience, children, single woman, love, teacher, loneliness, remorse, pregnant woman, one night stand
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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: war for independence, railway, railway station, children, father, soccer, arab, prostitute, childhood, friendship, boy, soldier ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: algeria
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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, shower, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager, detention, loss of innocence
Place: soviet union, ussr
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Bag Full of Hearts (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: boyfriend, bulldozer, building, teacher, village, son, daughter, mother, excavator, husband, officer, kolkhoz ...
Place: soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ivantsov, Petrov, Sidorov (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: experiment, brother, director, scientist, laboratory, institute, militia, neighbor, discovery, wife, husband, investigator ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Temporary Difficulties (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sasha Korolev has a congenital disorder. The boy’s father has chosen what seemed to him the only correct way to put the son on his feet: to treat him like a healthy person. “You’re not a patient, you have temporary difficulties”. Eating, ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, thought provoking, based on true events, brutal
Plot: rise to the top, boy, parents and children, cerebral palsy, human spirit, childhood, child abuse, father son relationship, cripple, power relations, adaptation, working class ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: boy, girl, crying, death of father, rape, mistress, countryside, set on fire, crying girl, female doctor, honor, past ...
Place: ussr, soviet union, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, communism, elementary school, partisan, teenager, single mother, 12 year old
Time: post world war two
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, children, horse, armenian, family relations, husband wife relationship, mother, old woman
Time: 1940s
Place: eastern europe, caucasus, armenia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, chase, car, criminal, fight, city, police, businessman, insanity, bicycle, crazy, mental institution ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
My Daughter, Geum Sa-Wol (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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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: sibling rivalry, switched at birth, orphan, sister, baby, sister sister relationship, daughter, children, orphanage
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, orphanage, adoption, youth, family relations, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, russian, friendship, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
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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: homelessness, violence, drug traffic, police corruption, police brutality, domestic violence, street kid, survival, police, misery, gun, street life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Family Circle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: wife, single woman, son, children, daughter, loneliness, engineer, parents, husband, groom, student, fiancee ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
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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: foster parent, childhood, adopted son, death of mother, marriage, orphan, child smoking cigarette, polaroid, old photograph, old woman, mining town, arrest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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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, talky, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, fall in love, village, tragic love, true love, reunion, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, family in crisis, haunted by the past, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, fire eater, sister, post war, bad mother, coming of age, grandmother granddaughter relationship, teenager, orphan, childhood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, youth, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, brother brother relationship, love, petty criminal, brother sister relationship, vulgarity, father son relationship, poverty, delinquent, movie theatre, mother, poor family ...
Place: chile
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48%
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Stray Dogs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Afghanistan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two children are orphaned in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Plot: female director, religion, dog, ignorance, children, cinema, orphan, film within a film, prayer, aerial combat, muslim, rescue ...
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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, brother sister incest, brother, sister, sexuality, seduction, older man younger woman, drinking alcohol, coming of age, older man younger woman sex, attempted rape ...
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47%
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: multiple time frames, war injury, storyteller, stalinism, childhood, memory, totalitarian state, child, provincial life, childhood flashback, militia, police officer ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, bribery, street kid, loneliness, girl man relationship, pedophilia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: city, countryside, boy, children, child labor, death of father
Place: latin america, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, worker, leadership, construction site, student
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ussr, soviet union, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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