Movies like Simon Magus

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Simon Magus (1999)
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Simon Magus (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land so he can build a railway station, a ruthless businessman from the neighbouring gentile community uses Simon to find out who wants to buy the land so he can 'persuade' him otherwise
Style: spiritual, serious, realistic
Plot: curse, village, heroes, family relations, parents and children, village life, social differences, society, opposites attract, social misfits, small town, clergy, social relations, wooing, small town life, devil, outcast, poetry, possession, religious conversion
Time: 19th century

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Most similar movies to Simon Magus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about society, family relations, social relations, village, village life, small town and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like Simon Magus: Under the Greenwood Tree (2005), The Playboys (1992), Love Is Blind (2013), Feast of July (1995), The Scoundrel's Wife (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: village life, social differences, forbidden love, wooing, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, looking for love, society, romance, couples, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s
Place: england
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95%
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, romance, society, fall in love, small town, small town life, social relations, pregnancy, human nature, theatrical troupe ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.4
 928
Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, society, social misfits, unlikely couple, parents and children, forbidden love, village life, village, self discovery, family relations, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 571
Feast of July (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.
Style: stylized, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, soldier, family relations, tragic hero, wartime life, love triangle, down on your luck, couple relations, romance, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, israel, europe, dublin ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Scoundrel's Wife (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Already an outcast for crimes she did not commit, a woman struggling to raise her two children in a small village during World War II is suspected of being a saboteur.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: wartime life, romance, single parent, soldier, genocide, homecoming, missing person, social misfits, small town, world war two, nazi germany, catholic priest ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, offbeat
Plot: family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, misfit, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, death of mother, mother son relationship, con artists, mental illness, inheritance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young girl leaves for Nepal with her parents and brother. She is unhappy to leave her home at first, but soon isn't when she meets a handome young man. The story unfolds into a romantic and daring quest in search of the "Invisible ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: youth, disney, society, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, adventure, fall in love, teenage life, love affair, culture clash, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: nepal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
It Rains in My Village (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A bizarre and tragic love story involving swineherd, village fool, teacher and an agricultural pilot. The story unfolds in a remote village in the communist ruled Yugoslavia at the down of Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gypsy, village, social relations, couples, family relations, mentally challenged, life is a bitch, clergy, society, love and romance, small town life, village life ...
Time: 60s
Place: eastern europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: social injustice, poverty, life is a bitch, society, hopes, going straight, confined, crimes, betrayal, downfall, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 275
Parallel Sons (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a sexual relationship that he explosively rejects. Late ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, interracial relations, small town, bittersweet, society, gays and lesbians, unlikely partners, fugitives, on the run, romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1968. To a small town in the south of Israel, mostly inhabited by Moroccan immigrants, a few families from India arrive, searching for a better life in the west. The instinct driven Moroccans patronize the "black" Indians, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: racial discrimination, desert, friendship, ethnic, settler, immigrants, teenage love, culture clash, social differences, teenage life, society, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 658
The Lamb (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village near Erzincan (Turkey) young Mert is about to get traditionally circumcised, but the family does not have the money to follow up with the circumcision celebration. The family wants to be able to serve lamb meat to the guests of ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: tradition, village, parents and children, family relations, village life, religions or cults, society, circumcision, countryside, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Egg (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, art house, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: village life, poet, love and romance, parents and children, homecoming, family relations, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals, village, small town life, small town, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 230
Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, social relations, couples, fall in love, friendship, society, lifestyle, rivalry, romance, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 572
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Weighed But Found Wanting (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a wealthy man, Junior has everything he could possibly want. But the emptiness of his extravagant lifestyle and the hypocrisy of the town's so-called leading citizens weigh heavily on him, and he reaches out to the village outcasts.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: village life, small town, couple relations, small town life, friendship, village, couples, social relations, family relations, single parent, church, cemetery ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: social differences, family relations, family problems, human spirit, family life, parents and children, introspection, society, hopes, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: church, small town, social relations, clergy, introspection, love affair, self discovery, hopes, society, village, preacher, community ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930, a romantic love story tells of a prim young English girl who is sexually attracted to a seductively virile gypsy. The climatic dam burst is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: virgin, gypsy, sensuality, injustice, couples, social relations, family relations, repression, unfulfilled love, innocence lost, small town, social differences ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sentimental, breathtaking ...
Plot: love, romance, coming of age, small town, bittersweet, irish, runaway, multiple storylines, unlikely friendships, adaptation, mentor, marriage ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, california, chicago illinois, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gypsy Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, lonely, mentaly retarded teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden death of a friend of hers.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: gypsy, age difference, happy ending, pets, countryside, village, romance, misfit, mentally challenged, dealing with death, love and romance, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Inheritance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: village life, rivalry, village, romance, love and romance, disability, family relations, meet the parents, social relations, couples, estate, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Beyond the Farthest Star (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family. Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, one last chance, family relations, ambition, youth, religions or cults, clergy, preaching, family problems, parents and children, society, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Camila (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires of the 1840s, a young Jesuit and a wealthy socialite fall in love and begin a torrid affair. They escape from the city, and, in disguise, set up house in a village, assuming they are safe and beyond the cares of anyone. However, both ...
Style: romantic, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, sex with a priest, priest in love, first love, girl, religion, sensuality, tragic love, village, small town life, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 2K
Deeply (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On Ironbound Island, native Fiona McKay arrives from Europe with her teenage daughter Clair, hoping that the peace of the island will help the girl get over the death of her boyfriend. The girl finds comfort in the company of a visiting American ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: curse, island, memory, hopes, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, starting over, romance, mystery, writers, funeral, empire ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, divorce, social differences, forbidden love, love affair, society, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, year 1929
Place: switzerland, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsr├╝ck region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: coming of age, emigration, family relations, society, parents and children, diary, village life, village, social relations, youth, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, germany, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 2K
The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, village, parents and children, society, social relations, family, childbirth, countryside, villager, small village, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, road movie, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, racial segregation, discrimination, interracial relations, social differences, injustice, youth, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Love Sublime (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: As Pandit Shyam Sunder prayed in Bhagwan Shivji's temple on the occasion of Janamashtami, his wife gives birth to a daughter, Rupa, and passes away, leaving her child to bear the brunt of being an ill-omen. Years later, Rupa burns her face from ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: village, bittersweet, romance, society, social misfits, misfit, love and romance, single parent, couples, family relations, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%