Movies like The Missing Star

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The Missing Star (2006)
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The Missing Star (2006)
Original name: La stella che non c'è
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: road movie
Plot: single mother, poverty, translator, bus, grandmother, rice, staircase, child
Place: china

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Most similar movies to The Missing Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out road movie, realistic, serious and touching films with plots about poverty, family relations, single mother, politics, death, mother daughter relationship and countryside mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Missing Star: Little Moth (2007), Thank You All Very Much (1969), Adrift on the Nile (1971), Lamerica (1994), Winter Land (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Moth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A couple purchases an eleven-year old girl who cannot walk, with the intention of using her to earn money through begging.
Plot: little girl, begging, hospital, poverty, money problems, illness, false identity
Place: china
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95%
Thank You All Very Much (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rosamund Stacey (Sandy Dennis), a young 'bookish' girl in London society, spends her days studying for a doctorate in the British Museum and her nights avoiding the sexual attention of the men in her life. But one day, all that changes. ...
Plot: single mother, maternity ward, pregnant, birth, childbirth, expectant father, pregnant woman, pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Adrift on the Nile (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War, the movie adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz's novel follows the escapist, drug-fuelled riverboat meetings of a group of frustrated Egyptians from various walks of life.
Plot: politics, girlfriend, brothel, actor, bus, mother daughter relationship, poverty, notebook, alcohol abuse, cocktail party, song and dance, destruction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two very different people become friends and partners in this nautical drama. Nikos (Stephen Rea) is a radio man working on a Greek freighter when he finds himself stranded in Hong Kong after the firm that owned his ship suddenly goes out of ...
Plot: female director, opium, houseboat
Place: hong kong, china
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62%
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Lamerica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fiore, an Italian conman, arrives in post Communist Albania with Gino, his young apprentice, to set up a shoe factory that will never open. The con requires a native Albanian, so they designate Spiro, an impoverished and confused former political ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, politics, dishonesty, hopes, power relations, bittersweet, rich and poor, cons and scams, against the odds, poverty, corruption, psychological drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: albania, europe, italy, tokyo, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Winter Land (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Valdivia is a notorious drunk in a Patagonian dead-end town. His current job is to deliver a golden sheep for the mysterios Sr. Ramenfort.
Style: road movie
Plot: dead end, drunkenness, sheep, poverty, loneliness
Place: argentina, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 23
Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
Plot: poverty, wilderness, northern lights, snow, weather, travel, farm
Time: 1860s
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60%
Promise at Dawn (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nina (Melina Mercouri) is a former silent-film star from Russia who abandons her career to care for her son. She is a single mother -- the boy's father is a famous actor who wants nothing to do with either Nina or her child. She joins an acting ...
Plot: actress, job, travel, single mother, letter writing, self sacrifice, devotion, loyalty, mother son relationship
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, West Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl from the countryside goes to the city of Belém to take part in the Círio de Nazaré celebrations. Led to prostitution, she wishes to move to the wealthiest Southeast region of Brazil. In a dance club, she meets a truck driver that ...
Style: road movie
Plot: environmental destruction, forest, deforestation, prostitution, truck, truck driver, poverty, ecology, amazon
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, countryside, sexuality, sexual attraction, poverty, community, backwoods
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Rice People (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A poor, rural Cambodian family slowly disintegrates during the cycle of a single rice crop in this moving, and beautifully photographed European drama adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad. Pouev, his wife Om, and his seven children, live in a small ...
Plot: rice field, rice, farming, family relations, death, father daughter relationship, death of father, mother daughter relationship, countryside, death of husband, farm, locked in a cage ...
Place: cambodia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Borrowed Life (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.
Style: family saga
Plot: communism, poverty, countryside, boy, nationalism, father son relationship, family relations
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: taiwan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: ventriloquist, greed, single mother, poverty, orphanage, park, wallet, ventriloquist dummy, orphan, mute, junkyard, prostitute
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Girl from Hunan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The heartbreaking tale of a young girl sold into an arranged marriage with a 2 year old boy who she must raise as his nanny until he is old enough to marry her. She is expected to honour tradition and to toe the line so far as social proprieties are ...
Plot: tradition, countryside, child's point of view, farmer, teenager, extramarital affair, arranged marriage, coming of age, teen angst, medieval
Time: 90s, 1900s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, Louis, a 78 year old man encounters Olivia, a 19 year old young woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having a ...
Plot: fall in love, female nudity, sex scene, widow, falling in love, memory, casino, young woman, resort, gambler
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bayo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was ...
Plot: insanity, seaside, fishing, grandparent grandchild relationship, single mother, small town, grandfather grandson relationship, boy
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Breathing Lessons (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
Style: road movie
Plot: funeral, waitress, diner, television, old age, car radio, reconciliation, one day, reunion
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: murder, faith, religion, poverty, lion, humiliation, reflection, surrealism, water, homelessness, desperation, hiding place
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Native Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: poverty, forbidden love, crime and punishment, interracial relations, driver, love, danger, racial issues, based on a novel, money
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 73
Si-o-se Pol (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Released from prison and terminally ill, Parvis Karimpour is determined to be reunited with his daughter, Nasrin, who fled Iran for Europe many years before. Crossing the Mediterranean only to be unceremoniously dumped on the Spanish coast, ...
Style: road movie
Plot: refugee, isolation, migration, migrant, immigration, friendship
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, abandoned baby, old age, merchant, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: school, working class, prostitute, immigrants, parents and children, family in crisis, social differences, small town life, small town, siblings relations, family life, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Mother's Smile (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, surreal
Plot: self discovery, rebelliousness, introspection, destructive relationship, tragic love, obsession, family life, life turned upside down, rebellion, life is a bitch, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.9
 367
For Your Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An extremely mannered and increasingly preposterous tale of a fortysomething woman who has to deal with an abusive, double-dealing husband and a handsome, soap-actor lover who seems to be too good to be true.
Plot: beach, song, rooftop, pigeon, sign language, bare breasts, falling from height, gun, murder, flashback, bus, stolen jewelry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Godaan (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1963 Indian Film
Plot: honor, poverty, jealousy, milkman, obsession, poison, village, wealth, murderer, estranged brother, tragic event, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Girls of Huntington House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An unmarried teacher in a school for unwed mothers finds herself becoming too emotionally attached to her students and their problems.
Plot: pregnant woman, pregnant girlfriend, teenage mother, teenage pregnancy, pregnant teenager, single mother, newborn, newborn baby, adoption, kindergarten, pregnancy, unwed pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Occasional Work of a Female Slave (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Roswitha runs an illegal abortion clinic in Frankfurt to support her student husband and children. When she is forced to close her practice she delves into political and social activism.
Plot: social injustice, fired from the job, politics, child, arrest, female nudity, factory, immigration, poverty, student, vagina, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: orphanage, kids in trouble, social differences, life is a bitch, on the road, society, gain trust, family problems, self discovery, custody, parents and children, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
Plot: aids, family relations, terminal illness, homosexuality, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation, grandmother
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, compassionate, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: carpenter, single mother, poverty, heart attack, social services, working class, welfare, friendship, compassion, public health, self discovery, immigrants ...
Time: 2010s
Place: northern england, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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