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The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)
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: safari, 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, lion, racial prejudice, child's point of view, class differences, marital infidelity ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kenya, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, couples, love and romance, family relations, hopes, world war one and social differences mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Flame Trees of Thika: To Walk with Lions (1999), The Wingless Bird (1997), Shackleton (2002), Out of Africa (1985), Wild at Heart (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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To Walk with Lions (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Kenya
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, wilderness, adventurer, leadership, against the odds, danger, escapades, human spirit, forces of nature, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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 7.2
 62K
Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
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.
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Wild at Heart (2006)
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Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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Duration: 190 min.
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Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: ship, sea disaster, tragedy, titanic, iceberg, passenger, ocean or sea, survival, cruise ship, danger, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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46%
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Nowhere in Africa (2001)
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Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Way Home (1978)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
 1K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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