Movies like Sophie's World

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Sophie's World (1999)
Sophie's World (1999)
Original name: Sofies verden
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. They then start to meet at different occasions and throughout the film, Alberto takes Sofie on an odyssey of the history of philosophy, from ancient Greece, over the Roman empire, the Middle ages, the renaissance, the enlightenment, the big revolutions and up to today. Throughout this journey, they start to realise that they are only fictions of a story writer's imagination and start conceiving a plan for escaping into reality. (Written by Anders E Lundin )
Style: serious, contemplative
Plot: time travel, youth, riddles and clues, imaginary, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, leonardo da vinci, teenager, dog, school, robin hood, computer, past, zorro, philosophy, mirror
Time: 19th century, ancient history, 20th century, middle ages

Most similar movies to Sophie's World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and touching films with plots about youth, coming of age, family relations, society, teenage life, friendship and friends mostly in Drama, Fantasy and History genres. Some movies like Sophie's World: Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994), An Angel for May (2002), The Young Messiah (2016), Russian Ark (2002), From Time to Time (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, human nature, working class, teenage life, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, mysterious character, manipulation, soccer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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An Angel for May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Tom accidentally travels back in time through a fireplace in a ruined farmhouse he meets May, an orphan who needs help. Now that he knows his friends' fate and his own, he will try to reorder the events and change their history.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war two, time machine, orphan, imaginary, hopes, youth, changing the past or future, family, wartime life, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 40s, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, biblical
Plot: journey, family life, youth, society, parents and children, young heroes, family relations, bible, gospel, messiah, jesus christ, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, palestine, israel
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Russian Ark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, experimental, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, museum, russian history, revolution, lifestyle, culture clash, haunted by the past, czar, painting, empress, surveillance, monarchy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1900s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr, europe, tokyo
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From Time to Time (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, touching
Plot: time travel, superhuman powers, ghost, estate, ghost story, world war two, missing person, family life, brother sister relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, seeing dead people, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, serious, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), confined, imaginary, youth, misfit, doctors and patients, teenage life, self control, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france
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Jack (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack spends his days smoking pot, drinking and hitting on girls together with his friends. As opposed to his friends, Jack actually knows what he wants to do with his life, he wants be an author. After a long summer together with his friends Jack ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: urban, twentysomething life, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, artists and showbiz, buddies, writer's life, bohemian, drugs, male nudity, drinking, writers
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, foreknowledge, oracle, astronomer, code breaking, catastrophe, future dystopia, society, state affairs, archive footage, seer, atomic bomb ...
Time: 18th century, 16th century, 20th century, 17th century, 40s ...
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The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, rough, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: starvation, immigrants, sailboat, sea voyage, emigrant, seasickness, farm hand, sailing ship, journey, ship, family in crisis, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe
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Spiderwebhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Jonas’ mother leaves to “fight her demons”, he steps up as head of the household, becoming the unofficial guardian to his younger siblings. With food and money running out, the children retreat into a world of their own where, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: life is a bitch, child as adult, dysfunctional family, child in peril, youth, family problems, confined, family in crisis, life turned upside down, danger, family relations, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Who Saw Him Die? (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sören Mårtensson is a middle school teacher. His classroom occupied by half-grown children. His work is tormenting him and at night he is haunted by nightmares.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, tense, bleak ...
Plot: school, teacher, dedicated educator, mischievous children, mentally unstable, teachers and students, disorder, power relations, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), bloody body of a child, male objectification ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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A Distant Neighbourhood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: changing the past or future, family relations, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, small town, teenage life, adult as child, father son relationship, sent to the past, bittersweet, parents separation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: touching, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, bleak
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, youth, society, small town, coming of age, friends, distopia, children
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: turkey
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, coming of age, diary, village life, village, emigration, teenage life, mountain, social relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, social misfits, society, coming of age, prodigy, misfit, youth, family relations, couples, friends, injustice, boarding school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: friendship, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, female friendship, based on a novel, fan, tradition, best friends, strong female presence, friends
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
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The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, child as main character, british military, man boy relationship, child protagonist, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1977
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
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A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: social differences, teaching the ways of the world, master and servant, society, youth, estate, power relations, strong female presence, country girl, family relations, coming of age, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
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Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient rome, soldier, pirate, ship, poet, maze, wedding, earthquake, slave, self discovery, promiscuity, postmodernism ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, africa, sicily
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Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: rich and poor, generosity, power relations, family relations, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, humble ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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Neverland (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, modernized, and highly original retelling of the childhood classic PETER PAN. In this version, Peter (Rick Sparks) is a juvenile delinquent, Tinkerbell (Kari... Damion Dietz's NEVERLAND is a dark, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, bleak
Plot: escapades, danger, adventure, life is a bitch, disgruntled, theme park, youth, addiction, gender bending, uninhibited rivalry, innocence lost, kidnapping ...
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The German Doctor (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Norway, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: war criminal, doctor, hidden identity, on the run, family relations, wanted, family life, mysterious character, dishonesty, death, small community, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia
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Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, teenage life, family problems, youth, parents and children, death in the family, teenage love, dysfunctional family, disorder, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
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Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, rise to the top, politics, society, battles, political unrest, samurai, state affairs, war, heroes, military, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, korea, asia, china
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, jewish, world war two, anti semitism, teenager, human spirit, war, hopes, heroes, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, rebelliousness, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, hopes, elderly, golden years, coming of age, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Creatures (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a road accident, a writer, Edgar, and his wife, Mylène, take up residence on an island off the coast of France to recuperate. Edgar soon recovers from his injuries and begins writing his next novel, seeking inspiration from the local people. ...
Style: stylized, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: pregnancy, village, misfit, artists and showbiz, writer's life, mute or deaf, village life, new wave, couple relations, fish out of water, island, chess ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
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Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. Octave falls in love passionately, but will he have the ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, touching
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, countryside, love affair, fall in love, female director, debauchery, period piece, pistol, betrayal, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france
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