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The Flame Trees of Thika
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, adventure, starting over, small town, introspection, wilderness, small town life, coming of age, orphan, opposites attract, racism, animal life, escapades, hopes, society, youth, couples, imperialism, wildlife, safari, lion, racial prejudice, child's point of view, class differences, marital infidelity ...
Time: 1910s
Place: africa, kenya
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Huckleberry Finn and His Friends
Adventure, Drama
Canada, West Germany
60 min.
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The Straight Story
Biography, Drama
France, UK, USA
112 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, hopes, small town, youth, family relations, coming of age and small town life mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Flame Trees of Thika: To Walk with Lions (1999), Nowhere in Africa (2001), My Way Home (1978), Everwood (2002), Skin (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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To Walk with Lions
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Story: Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film ...
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Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
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Place: africa, kenya, germany, poland, israel
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My Way Home
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemanding companionship ...
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Everwood
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: epic, emotional, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century ...
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    User:   66%
 
Gorillas in the Mist
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Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sad, serious ...
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Huckleberry Finn and His Friends
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Huckleberry Finn and His Friends was a 1979 television series documenting the exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by American writer Mark Twain. The series ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Style: talky, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
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White Lightnin'
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The Straight Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Father and Master
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: human spirit, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, isolation, uneducated, solace ...
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Place: europe, italy
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Adam at Six A.M.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, biting ...
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    User:   43%
 
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The Neon Bible
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Country: UK
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
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The Kitchen Toto
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, biting ...
Plot: master and servant, domestic disturbance, interracial relations, culture clash, discrimination, political unrest, racism, rebellion, society, family relations, power relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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Silent Waters
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Time: 90s
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, feel good
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Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: serious, feel good, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental
Plot: misfit, small town, youth, innocence lost, introspection, infidelity, small town life, fish out of water, hopes, society, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Hispanic teenager hides out from the law in the home of a good-natured, but rebellious, Caucasian teenage girl after killing two rednecks whom beat him up and left him for dead, leading to a collision of cultures between the two youths.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, on the run, forbidden love, small town, racism, teenage life, coming of age, society, couples, murder, social relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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    User:   40%
 
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America Brown
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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    User:   38%
 
Gandhi, My Father
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Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
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The Learning Tree
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