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.
Audience: kids
Plot: traumatic childhood, children, teacher, writers, criminal, boy, street kid, orphan, childhood, brother, bread, relatives, orphanage, sister, relative
Time: post world war two
Place: ussr, soviet union

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, captivating, serious and realistic films with plots about children, boy, orphan, childhood, coming of age, orphanage and little boy mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Orphans: No One's Child (2014), The First Teacher (1965), Boys (1977), The Song of the Old Days (1982), Wild Pigeon (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, boy, orphanage, friendship, children, bullying, wolf, forest, capture, little boy, coming of age, prostitute ...
Place: serbia
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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, nudity (full frontal - brief), child marriage, sheep, communist, children, teacher, river, female nudity, school, arranged marriage, bare breasts
Place: ussr, russia
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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, high school, boy, school, children, teenager, teenage girl, girl, swing, teenage boy, bow, urination ...
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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: bread, armenian, pow, tightrope walker, church, animal sacrifice, old woman, actor, postman, children, boy girl relationship, young love ...
Place: ussr, armenia, caucasus
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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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boy, pigeon, bicycle, father son relationship, rocket, van, tattoo, memory, astronaut, soviet, shower, bare chested boy
Place: ussr
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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: children, dog, misery, street kid, traumatic childhood, social injustice, little boy, child, army, cruelty, ignorance, cinema ...
Place: iran
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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: children, twins, grandmother granddaughter relationship, coming of age, orphanage, mother, orphan, circus, post war, german soldier, past, grandmother ...
Time: 60s, 50s
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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: sentimental, harsh, breathtaking, touching, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, orphanage, youth, adoption, russian, children, coming of age, friendship, adolescence, family relations, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: russia, tokyo, europe, italy
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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: children, survival, poverty, brutality, street life, misery, desperation, street kid, child in peril, homelessness, police brutality, domestic violence ...
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60%
Bag Full of Hearts (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: teacher, boyfriend, village, mother, daughter, postman, son, officer, kolkhoz, wife, husband, bulldozer ...
Place: ussr
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Ivantsov, Petrov, Sidorov (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: investigator, team, discovery, experiment, brother, director, neighbor, death, scientist, laboratory, wife, husband ...
Place: ussr
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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, thought provoking, uplifting, brutal
Plot: rise to the top, boy, parents and children, childhood, human spirit, child abuse, cerebral palsy, father son relationship, power relations, adaptation, working class, prejudice ...
Place: ussr
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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: doctor, fire, death of father, boy, rape, celebration, girl, honor, past, fame, countryside, mistress ...
Place: ussr, georgia (former ussr)
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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, crazy, chase, mental institution, doctor, teacher, police, school, criminal, car, sex, bicycle ...
Time: 80s
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56%
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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: little boy, boy, father, single mother, communism, partisan, elementary school, teenager, 12 year old
Time: post world war two
Place: hungary
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55%
Family Circle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: judge, secretary, student, restaurant, children, son, single woman, daughter, engineer, parents, loneliness, fiancee ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, summer, romance, unfulfillment, society, rescue, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations, family in crisis, destructive relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
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53%
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, children, foundling, troublemaker, prank, foster parent, youth, little boy, coming of age, death of mother, orphan, thief ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
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Well, Come On, Smile (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Well, Come On, Smile focuses on a girl who runs from an orphanage. The film presents a sobering depiction of newly built urban environs and addresses formerly taboo problems such as alcoholism.
Plot: children, traumatic childhood, suicide attempt, homesickness, jealousy, mother son relationship, grief, alcohol abuse, teenage girl, teenage boy, teenage love, male female relationship ...
Place: ussr
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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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: orphanage, abuse, escape, brother brother relationship, brother, mockery, bully, violence, rules, corporal punishment, male nudity, medical experiment ...
Time: 60s
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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: youth, childhood, criminal, theft, police officer, wealth, mother daughter relationship, chase, father daughter relationship, love, death of brother, husband wife relationship ...
Place: chile
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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, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: family relations, parenthood, childhood, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, coming of age, youth, coping, orphan, mountain, traumatic childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
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47%
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My Good Enemy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sensitive 12-year-old Alf is the low man on his class' totem pole, and he's sick of it. Forming a secret, Machiavellian alliance with another student who also has grown weary of being bullied, he hatches a plan to throw a wrench into the ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: boy, children, friendship, friendship between boys, bullying, coming of age, revenge, fight, scandinavian girl, little boy, violence, school ...
Place: scandinavia, norway, denmark
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47%
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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: greed, orphan, poverty, orphanage, single mother, ventriloquist, mute, junkyard, prostitute, ventriloquist dummy, wallet, park
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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: spy, raid, suicide attempt, police officer, chief of police, winter, interrogation, siege, stalinism, totalitarian state, war injury, militia ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, russia
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46%
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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, marriage of convenience, nightmare, single woman, one night stand, pregnant woman, remorse, teacher, love, children, loneliness
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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: teacher, friendship, street kid, bribery, foreigner, mute, diplomat, extramarital affair, loneliness, falsely accused, girl man relationship, pedophilia
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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: countryside, children, child labor, boy, death of father, city
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ 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, taxi driver, father, student, worker, murder, death, leadership, construction site
Time: 60s
Place: siberia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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?
Style: sad
Plot: children, village, money lender, child abuse, lottery, family relations, school, literacy, city, malayalam
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40%