Movies like Journey of Hope

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Journey of Hope (1990)
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Journey of Hope (1990)
Original name: Reise der Hoffnung
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Turkey, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave their seven children in the care of the eldest and his parents; his father advises him to take one son to be educated in Europe, as economic insurance. The three set off for Istanbul, Milan, and Switzerland, stowing away on a ship. At Lake Como, they pay the rest of their money to unprincipled men who abandon them at an Alpine pass before a blizzard. Father and son are separated from Meryem. Will anyone reach the land of promise?
Style: sad, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, immigration, road trip, coming of age, immigrants, survival, adventure, family relations, human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, injustice, escapades, society, totalitarianism, culture clash, human nature, obsessive quest, hopes, snow, smuggling, freeze to death, death of child, illegal immigrant, dead child
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, switzerland, europe

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Most similar movies to Journey of Hope

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, immigrants, hopes, misfit and culture clash mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Journey of Hope: Atlantic. (2014), Yasmin (2004), Once We Were Dreamers (1987), Fratricide (2005), Moonlighting (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: starting over, human spirit, family life, escapades, hopes, ocean, rock climbing, survival, climbing, nature, on the road, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, culture clash, false accusation, social differences, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, society, terrorism, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: england, pakistan
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84%
Once We Were Dreamers (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they are beginning a struggle for a new Jewish nation. This film ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: jewish, graphic violence, religions or cults, immigrants, rivalry, survival, hopes, escapades, society, starting over, interracial relations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1920s, year 1919
Place: israel, middle east
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83%
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Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: kurd, politics, racism, immigrants, orphan, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, friendship, social decay, society, injustice, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, bleak, allegory ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, catastrophe, police investigation, paranoia, mentor, money, moral ambiguity, stereotypes, tragedy, alter ego, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
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79%
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The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: political, art house, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kurd, juvenile delinquency, prison life, prison, child abuse, revolutionary, social injustice, sex crime, traumatic childhood, holocaust, politics, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: kurdistan, turkey, france, europe
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76%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, political, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, society, tragic hero, military, immigrants, life is a bitch, political unrest, parents and children, re-education ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
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The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric
Plot: sea, fish, elderly, nature, fisherman, escapades, survival, lone wolves, dangerous animal, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
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71%
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Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, misfit, dishonesty, hopes, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kurdistan, norway
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69%
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, child's point of view, family relations, immigrants, sport, society, ambition, life is a bitch, youth, romance, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 1920s
Place: colorado, usa
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67%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, drug addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, rivalry, gangsters, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, africa, england, canada, usa
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64%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: rough, stylized, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, criminal heroes, gangsters, hopes, society, crimes, life is a bitch, immigrants, down on your luck, countryside, misfit, dark humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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63%
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Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, touching, political ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, human spirit, injustice, family relations, hopes, immigrants, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
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62%
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, life is a bitch, immigrants, injustice, rebellion, society, political unrest, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer, danger
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Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, bleak, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gypsy, racism, social decay, family in danger, social misfits, realism, society, family life, life is a bitch, murder, secret place, village ...
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The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, undercover, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, family relations, human nature, society, law enforcement, terminal illness, confession, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
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59%
Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, child abuse, doctor, female doctor, custody battle, foster home, telephone, stethoscope ...
Time: 80s
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak
Plot: survival, getting home, escapades, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, society, wilderness, social decay, human nature, disintegration, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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50%
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak
Plot: social decay, culture clash, rich and poor, family relations, society, life is a bitch, redemption, human nature, friendship, city life, homelessness, deformity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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50%
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: survival, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, against the odds, family business, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
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49%
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Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, society, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, countryside, poverty, worker, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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48%
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Ossos (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live.
Style: philosophical, art house, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: alienation, courage, mental disorder, immigrants, deadend life, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, unwanted pregnancy, vengeance, drug abuse, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portugal, europe, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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I Saw the Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to intensify, the family is forced to migrate west to the city of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, culture clash, on the run, starting over, pregnancy, wartime life, social relations, terrorism, village, gay, migration, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, norway, europe, istanbul turkey, oslo norway
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47%
The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, refugee, immigrants, escapades, illegal immigrant, post war, illegal immigration, rescue from drowning, river, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
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46%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: survival, political unrest, hidden identity, injustice, human nature, feminism, life is a bitch, war, state affairs, dishonesty, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iran
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43%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, poverty, urban setting, starting over, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, american dream, hopes, family problems, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
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41%
With a Girl of Himalaya (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas in order to deliver the remains of a Nepalese migrant worker to his family.
Style: realistic, emotional, surreal, serious, atmospheric
Plot: family problems, obsessive quest, fish out of water, family relations, misfit, escapades, dealing with death, hopes, human nature, death in the family, family life, village ...
Place: nepal, korea, asia, himalaya
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41%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: homeless, campaign, righting the wronged, injustice, power relations, heroic mission, human spirit, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Man to Man (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: explorer, anthropology, moral dilemma, uncover truth, culture clash, human nature, dehumanization, escapades, society, against humanity, ambition, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: africa, scotland, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%