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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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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany
Drama, History, War
West Germany
90 min.
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Nowhere in Africa
Biography, Drama
Germany
141 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about society, hopes, coming of age, family relations, youth, small town 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), Everwood (2002), Out of Africa (1985), Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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To Walk with Lions
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
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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: 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 ...
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Nowhere in Africa
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Country: Germany
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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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    User:   75%
 
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Everwood
Genre: Drama
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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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Sudie and Simpson
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Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
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    User:   83%
 
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Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic
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System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
All the Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
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System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
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System:   63%
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The Kitchen Toto
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    User:   55%
 
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Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Skin
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Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
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Place: africa, south africa
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    User:   56%
 
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The Last Best Sunday
Genre: Drama
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: serious, touching, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
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    User:   55%
 
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Pride
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Suki, a lioness cub, who rebels against her mother and her Pride to mate with an unsuitable lion from the other side of the river.
Style: captivating, semi serious
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Gorillas in the Mist
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Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
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System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
 7.4
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Desert Flower
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
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    User:   46%
 
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Square Dance
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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White Lightnin'
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Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: dancer's life, ambition, performer's life, small town, obsessive quest, human spirit, tap dancing, bible quote, racism, redemption, couple relations, americana ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia
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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, biting ...
Plot: self discovery, love and romance, small town, coming of age, college, farm, starting over, human nature, innocence lost, fall in love, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, missouri, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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Tully
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
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Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
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    User:   38%
 
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Place: usa, cross country, iowa, wisconsin, mississippi ...
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    User:   33%
 
Lark Rise to Candleford
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 

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