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Little Crumb (1999)
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Little Crumb (1999)
Original name: Kruimeltje
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) filled with shame was forced to turn him over to Mrs. Koster (Sacha Bulthuis) soon after he was born. Foster mother Mrs. Koster, who has cared for him since he was a baby, is very poor too, unable to support him by herself and proves to be a cruel taskmaster who insists Crumb bring her money before shell feed him. Somehow he must earn his keep out on the streets and can only go home after he has earned enough money. Crumb becomes an urchin stealing from the streets barrows and the shops to stay alive, sleeping in churches or huddled in doorways. Sometimes he has to run off from the police and he has earned the enmity of the most grownups around him.
Plot: female director, dog, friendship, family relations, orphan, pianist, boy, hopes, father son relationship, street life, friend, orphanage, adoptive mother, harbor, hit by a car, mother son relationship
Time: 1920s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, feel good and serious films with plots about family relations, friendship, father son relationship, boy, female director, youth and mother son relationship mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Little Crumb: A Piggy Tale (1991), XTC Just Don't Do It (2006), Peter Bell (2002), Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness (1997), Bambi's Childhood (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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XTC Just Don't Do It (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
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Peter Bell (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Peter is a cheerful, but not a very obedient boy who is growing In a very ordinary Dutch family. His pranks amuse some and cause a lot of trouble to others. Peter pranks are so numerous and incredible, that hit the front pages of city newspapers. ...
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Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s, this film tells the poignant and inspiring story of Sam MacKenzie (Tod Fennell), a boy whose explorer dad disappeared on an expedition to the Arctic tundra. Unable to make friends, adjust to his new Canadian home or get along with ...
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Bambi's Childhood (1985)
Genre: Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
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69%
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Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 101 min.
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53%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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49%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%