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Letter to the King (2014)
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Letter to the King (2014)
Original name: Brev til kongen
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 young woman is haunted by the past and out for vengeance and an old man named Mirza is busy writing a letter to the king to get his final wish granted. An altogether urgent and nuanced portrait of a motley group of individuals, too often regarded as a homogeneous group.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak, gloomy
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, misfit, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, redemption, culture clash, human nature, dishonesty, hopes, immigrants, happiness, humiliation, righting the wronged
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about society, misfit, hopes, life is a bitch, human nature, immigrants and social misfits mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Letter to the King: Dance Town (2010), Macondo (2014), I Am Yours (2013), Home Again (2012), Manpower (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: social differences, starting over, couple relations, human nature, political corruption, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, couples, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
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Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: youth, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, coming of age, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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I Am Yours (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An unhappy single mother in Norway's Pakistani expatriate community begins to ignore her young son in favor of placating a Swedish filmmaker she thinks could change her life for the better.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: looking for love, family relations, single parent, love and romance, human nature, destructive relationship, social misfits, unfulfillment, society, culture clash, mother son relationship, aspiring actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, culture clash, homecoming, immigrants, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, rivalry, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, canada, usa
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Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, moral dilemma, human nature, life is a bitch, realism, interracial relations, immigrants, discrimination, society, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, culture clash, parents and children, misfit, social misfits, youth, family relations, realism, society, single mother, resilience, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, life is a bitch, addiction, urban ghetto life, hopes, starting over, misfit, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, high maintenance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, canada, lisbon portugal
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, misfit, family relations, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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50%
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Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, human nature, hopes, against the rules, corrupt officer, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, rebellion, society, ocean, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, family relations, everyday life, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, prostitute, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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49%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, family life, culture clash, redemption, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, washington d.c., usa, asia, persia
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Goat (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Peter "Koza" Baláz is a former Olympic boxer. He and his partner, Misa, live in a dilapidated housing estate, constantly struggling to make ends meet. Misa learns that she is expecting a child and decides to terminate her pregnancy. In ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: redemption, athlete's life, pregnancy, on the road, hopes, life is a bitch, realism, bittersweet, boxing, unfulfillment, down on your luck, misfit ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, social decay, human spirit, immigrants, society, hopes, bittersweet, u.s. mexico border, mexican immigrant, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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37%
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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37%
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Horse Money (2014)
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
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Breathing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: youth, guilt, going straight, starting over, self discovery, redemption, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, society, hopes, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
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34%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
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Place: usa
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Looking for Miguel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Colombia
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life turned upside down, social differences, redemption, friendship, memory loss, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
America So Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This film follows the odyssey of a group of Iranian immigrants in Los Angeles, trying to find their place in America amidst the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: disco, racism, follow your dream, lifestyle, culture clash, society, misfit, injustice, nightlife, interracial relations, nightclub, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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32%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, melancholic, realistic
Plot: single parent, life is a bitch, love and romance, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, social relations, misfit, human spirit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The Fat Boy Chronicles is a motion picture about Jimmy Winterpock, an obese high-school student who deals with bullying and trying to lose weight. The film is inspired by a true story and was released in 2010 as a major motion picture.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human spirit, teenage love, society, hopes, win over, social misfits, teenage life, love and romance, follow your dream, misfit, youth, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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