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The Promised Land (1975)
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The Promised Land (1975)
Original name: Ziemia obiecana
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional portrait of rapid industrial expansion shown through the eyes of one Polish town.
Style: epic, serious, biting, suspense, realistic
Plot: friendship, factory, politics, infidelity, brutality, adultery, capitalism, fire, capitalist, arsonist, factory worker, revenge, revolution, heroes, rich and poor, fighting the system, ambition, against the odds, rebellion, hopes, polish, social differences, society, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, vienna, hamburg germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about society, drinking, drinking alcohol, family relations, husband wife relationship, death and drink mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Promised Land: Man of Marble (1977), Germinal (1993), Katie Tippel (1975), The Birch Wood (1970), Priest Daens (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: heroes, working class, friendship, politics, eviction, injustice, testimony, idealism, pregnancy, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, filmmaker ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1976
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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95%
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: working class, hopes, politics, family relations, injustice, labor union, rich and poor, unemployment, fighting the system, power relations, righting the wronged, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
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Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 784
The Birch Wood (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in a prewar Poland. A tubercular young man comes to stay with his brother on a farm. He is in love with life and constantly plays 1930's music on a piano. He gets involved with his brother's problems and also becomes the lover ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative, sexy ...
Plot: countryside, terminal illness, forest, piano, family relations, siblings relations, infidelity, family life, tragic hero, family problems, farm, couples ...
Place: europe, poland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, factory, working class, injustice, fighting the system, exploit, exploitation, social differences, workplace situations, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: belgium, europe, vatican, flanders, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vanity Fair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, blind ambition, romance, society, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london, brussels belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
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Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, terrorism, funeral, death, mafia, social worker, estrangement, family problems, farm, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, social worker, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family life, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: talky, biting, suspense, realistic, serious ...
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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric ...
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Time: 19th century, 1890s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
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Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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 780
The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: friendship, working class, midlife crisis, infidelity, erection, thirtysomething life, couples, society, battle of the sexes, unfulfillment, buddies, hopes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Inheritance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, family life, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, crumbling marriage, inheritance, family values, society, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, denmark, stockholm sweden, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, injustice, society, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, against humanity, military ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, france, africa, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, boss and employee, rebelliousness, workplace situations, social differences, power relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Danton and Robespierre were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. ...
Style: talky, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: french revolution, revolution, political unrest, politics, idealism, death row, intrigue, rebellion, military, heroes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 2K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, youth, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 9K
Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, chance, student, airplane, love and romance, infidelity, self discovery, polish, couples, militant ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, bowling, oil, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, marriage, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: california, usa, pacific ocean, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, friendship, small town, factory, human spirit, starting over, hopes, family relations, human nature, lifestyle, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, couples, family relations, understanding, dishonesty, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%