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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Most similar movies to The Orphans

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about children, boy, orphanage, childhood, orphan, coming of age and teacher mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Orphans: The First Teacher (1965), The Song of the Old Days (1982), Gregorio (1984), Regina (1990), 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, communist, sheep, female nudity, bare breasts, arranged marriage, school, teacher, children, river
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: concert, suicide, robbery, brother, singer, brunette, advice, japanese teenager, girl wearing a miniskirt, sailor uniform, thief, orphanage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: comedian, boy girl relationship, young love, armenian, bread, rehearsal, railway station, actor, animal sacrifice, tightrope, amateur theater, church ...
Place: armenia, soviet union, caucasus
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84%
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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 ⇓
79%
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 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, teacher, remorse, pregnant woman, one night stand
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, father son relationship, tattoo, memory, astronaut, rocket, van, shower, bicycle
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, boy, soldier, friendship, corpse, father, childhood, children, prostitute, death, french soldier
Time: 1960s
Place: algeria
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71%
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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, drinking alcohol, older man younger woman sex, brother sister incest, coming of age, older man younger woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: orphanage, daughter, baby, sister sister relationship, orphan, children, sibling rivalry, sister
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, stylized, emotional
Plot: orphanage, parenthood, childhood, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age, coping, hopes, family relations, youth, orphan, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, armenian, old woman, children, mother, horse, husband wife relationship
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, caucasus, eastern europe, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, foundling, frustration, old man, adopted son, foster parent, foster home, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, prank, foster child, petty thief ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ivantsov, Petrov, Sidorov (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Plot: laboratory, scientist, discovery, team, investigator, brother, neighbor, wife, husband, experiment, director, death
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
61%
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 24
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: orphan, dead father, attempted rape, execution, pregnancy, crying girl, honor, mistress, fame, death of father, girl, rape ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Bag Full of Hearts (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: building, bulldozer, boyfriend, son, mother, officer, teacher, daughter, village, postman, kolkhoz, wife ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ 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, insanity, businessman, city, doctor, mental institution, school, teacher, chase, children, fight, car ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: multiple time frames, mother daughter relationship, fire, sibling rivalry, twins, fire eater, generation, twin sister, grandmother granddaughter relationship, orphan, childhood, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, talky ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, russian, orphanage, boy, self discovery, hopes, parents and children, family relations, youth, friendship, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: russia, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Family Circle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: daughter, judge, groom, parents, loneliness, engineer, single woman, secretary, son, wife, husband, ex husband ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, childhood, children, sex scene, braless
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 957
The Demons (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A ten year old boy, prone to excessive worry, begins to succumb to his anxiety as a string of child abductions plague his town.
Plot: boy, children, fear, anxiety, pedophilia, homosexuality, precocious child, gender, precociousness, bullying, sexual exploration, coming of age ...
⇓ 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, thought provoking, talky, psychological, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, true love, tragic love, infidelity, love triangle, dishonesty, couples, lovers reunited, society, haunted by the past, village, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ...
Plot: neglected child, wolf, forest, suicide, children, orphanage, capture, bullying, prostitute, funeral, shower, boy ...
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: suicide attempt, winter, raid, police chief, multiple time frames, provincial life, chief of police, war wound, memory, child, police officer, interrogation ...
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, public humiliation, male nudity, undressing, brother brother relationship, bully, male bonding ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Wallah Be (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Life is not easy when you are a Danish kid called Aksel who loves meatballs. Especially when you would much rather want to be one of the cool Muslim boys who wear those golden necklaces and say cool stuff in Arabic. To worsen things, during the ...
Plot: children, boy, islam, bathing
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 774
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, 12 year old, post world war two, communism, partisan, single mother
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 53
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, brother, teenager, son, youth, friendship, boy, friend
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, female protagonist, girl, horn, woman, kiss, restaurant, school, dog, elementary school, school teacher, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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