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The Scar (1976)
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The Scar (1976)
Original name: Blizna
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is to be built, his wife used to be a Party activist there, and he has unpleasant memories of it. But he sets to the task in the belief that he will build a place where people will live and work well. His intentions and convictions, however, conflict with those of the townspeople who are primarily concerned with their short-term needs. Disillusioned, Bednarz gives up his post.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: factory, small town, politics, moral dilemma, society, human nature, small town life, working class, introspection, innocence lost, state affairs, social relations, communism, construction, satire, father daughter relationship, manager, reporter, socialism, retiring, interview, frustration, idealism, communist party, committee ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, small town, small town life, social relations, life is a bitch, working class and human nature mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Scar: 24 City (2008), Harvest (1998), Communists (2014), The Salesman (2011), Man of Marble (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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24 City (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Chengdu nowadays. The state owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called "24 CITY". Three generations, eight characters : old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories melt into the History ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: factory, working class, introspection, workplace, society, revolution, social differences, politics, working conditions, childhood memory, fired from the job, yuppie ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: china, asia
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95%
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Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on a young man, who accidentally discovers that his ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: farm, introspection, small town life, moral dilemma, innocence lost, drug abuse, small town, corporate crimes, social relations, stoners, drug dealing, rebellion ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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89%
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Communists (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Jean-Marie Straub pushes this musicality of blocks to a paroxysmal extreme, mixing blocks of time (40 years separate the various extracts that are going to be used, and what is to be filmed), blocks of text (Malraux, Fortini, Vittorini, Hölderlin) ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, atmospheric, experimental
Plot: working class, state affairs, politics, society, human nature, social differences, communist, class struggle, communism, utopia, reading
Place: egypt, tuscany
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88%
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The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, working class, aging, retiring, small town, workplace situations, elderly, bittersweet, small town life, humble, society, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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87%
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Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: heroes, working class, friendship, politics, eviction, injustice, testimony, pregnancy, idealism, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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84%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, youth, family relations, friendship, family in crisis, solace, friends, public health, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
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80%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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
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76%
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Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, strong female presence, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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71%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: small town, family relations, working class, small town life, parents and children, wilderness, human nature, sexual abuse, introspection, domestic disturbance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: factory, working class, factory worker, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, rebelliousness, workplace situations, power relations, boss and employee, social differences, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, jewish, courtroom drama, civil rights, wartime life, culture clash, idealism, anti semitism, genocide, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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66%
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, fish out of water, working class, political unrest, workplace situations, boss and employee, disorder, injustice, polish, power relations, workplace, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, family relations, siblings relations, redemption, human nature, society, performer's life, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Camera Buff (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: factory, factory worker, polish, politics, bus, newborn, film festival, movie camera, friendship, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, urban ghetto life, addiction, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, student, chance, airplane, polish, militant, couples, self discovery, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
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63%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: anthology, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, couples, infidelity, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: teacher, dysfunctional family, teachers and students, small town, small town life, idealism, social decay, bittersweet, social relations, realism, social worker, kindergarten ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, fighting the system, environmentalism, human spirit, heroic mission, hopes, society, obsessive quest, terminal illness, social relations, small town, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: chaos, environmentalism, workplace, life is a bitch, dishonesty, factory, state affairs, danger, society, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: introspection, factory worker, politics, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family relations, family life, injustice, youth, parents and children, factory, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 428
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, introspection, redemption, social relations, disorder, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, estrangement, youth, small town life, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, coming of age, death, love, loss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, social decay, against the odds, society, follow your dream, social relations, small town, class struggle, worker, strike, family relations, widow ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin, makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry. As Jonathan shares lessons in ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, small town, friends, golden years, buddies, elderly, funeral, prayer, friendship between boys, boy, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, couple relations, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, human nature, couples, forceful separation, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 430
Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, workplace, legal, society, rivalry, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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