Movies like The Carpenter's Pencil

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The Carpenter's Pencil (2003)
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The Carpenter's Pencil (2003)
Original name: El lápiz del carpintero
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A story of love and obsession during the Spanish Civil War
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, hopes, political unrest, confined, society, idealism, spanish civil war, doctor, artist, romance, love story, love, couples, danger, rivalry, forbidden love, prison life, love and romance, state affairs, wrongfully committed, fascist, female nudity, nun, brothel, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, galicia

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Most similar movies to The Carpenter's Pencil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films with plots about society, love and romance, hopes, family relations, couples, romance and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Carpenter's Pencil: 13 Roses (2007), Hours of Light (2004), Your Next Life (2004), Soldiers of Salamina (2003), Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, social decay, false accusation, woman in danger, injustice, society, confined, prison life, idealism, political unrest, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
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Hours of Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1987. In a shootout with police, Juan Jose Garfia makes a triple murder. Sentenced to more than one hundred years, is a rebel prisoner, clever and elusive that it has nothing to lose and nobody to worry about. In 1991, manages to escape ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, prison life, confined, unlikely couple, hopes, impossible love, murder, prison, love affair, crimes, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.5
 709
Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, farm, couples, love and romance, rivalry, romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, family relations, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Soldiers of Salamina (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Professor Lola Sánchez investigates the truth behind the events experienced by Rafael Sánchez Mazas, one of the founders of the Falange Española party, during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, uncover truth, change of heart, writer's life, soldier, political unrest, lifesaver, society, against humanity, creative block, state affairs, fascism
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, student, family relations, parents and children, forbidden love, life turned upside down, society, honor, love, rivalry, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After getting into a minor traffic accident, Pablo attempts to make light of the situation by asking the driver of the other car, Sonsoles, out on a date. When she refuses and instead files an injury report, Pablo snaps and begins stalking her. He ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: girl man relationship, family relations, obsession, forbidden love, siblings relations, stalking, life turned upside down, death of child, intergenerational friendship, teenage girl, older man younger woman relationship, middle aged man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 736
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 531
Broken Silence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Winter, 1944. Lucía at 21 returns to her small village in the mountains. She again meets Manuel, a young iron-smith who helps "those in the mountain", the "maquis", the anti-Franco resistance. Lucía is attracted to Manual, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, heroes, society, against humanity, rebelliousness, political unrest, small town, politics, love and romance, pregnancy, repression, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, sexuality, hopes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trusting in fate, Don Quixote and Sancho pursue their travels in search of adventure day and night. They ride through fields, talking about subjects as varied as spirituality, chivalry and daily life. A growing bond of friendship unites them.
Style: semi serious, realistic, experimental, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: destructive relationship, idealism, prison life, hopes, society, gang, life is a bitch, friendship, tragic love, don quixote, urban ghetto life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 497
Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, hardcase students, ambition, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, rivalry, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the City of Sylvia (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: obsession, romance, city life, pursuit, looking for love, reunion, society, couples, performer's life, urban, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 95
The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, reunion, friends, lifestyle, state affairs, confined, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, barcelona, europe, spain, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, woman in danger, political unrest, fall in love, false accusation, civil war, family relations, dishonesty, society, against humanity, rebellion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: true love, love and romance, couples, social misfits, workplace, hopes, leaving home, call center, mute character, mute or deaf, self discovery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 659
Blind Flight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, hostage, captivity, prison life, introspection, hopes, confined, isolation, culture clash, prison, society, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, downfall, life is a bitch, writer's life, heroes, rebellion, leadership, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.4
 43
Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, writer's life, hopes, contests and competitions, gender, artists and showbiz, tragic love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 122
Kin (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While on a hunt for elephant poachers in Namibia, a white female conservationist and a black lawyer fall for each other despite the condemnation by the local community.
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, touching, sexual ...
Plot: interracial relations, fall in love, animal life, danger, society, isolation, love, bigotry, poaching, environmentalism, siblings relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, introspection, self discovery, family problems, supportive spouse, human nature, family in crisis, medical school, hopes, love, profanity, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 3K
Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, political unrest, isolation, society, totalitarianism, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 2K
Lorna Doone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: revenge, love and romance, state affairs, romance, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, forbidden love, love, rivalry, politics, countryside ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.7
 763
Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, youth, tragic hero, bittersweet, family relations, couples, campaign, infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Growing up in West Sumatra in the 1920s, Hamid and Zainab comes from families from very different social classes. Hamid is poor, while Zainab is wealthy. Hamid receives a scholarship from Zainab’s father and Hamid’s mother works for Zainab’s ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, parents and children, teenage life, romance, youth, love and romance, society, religions or cults, islam
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, couples, unfulfillment, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, boy, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, parents and children, couples ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 275
Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: prison, hopes, youth, prison life, haunted by the past, confined, redemption, crimes, criminal heroes, love and romance, romancing a criminal, switching roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 973
Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, obsession, couples, hopes, follow your dream, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, couple relations, lovers apart, seaport, working class, sailor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%