Movies like Sophie's World

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Sophie's World (1999)
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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: philosophy, time travel, youth, ancient history, mysterious character, teaching the ways of the world, riddles and clues, leonardo da vinci, coming of age, dog, teenager, school, past, robin hood, computer, mirror, zorro, imaginary
Time: 19th century, 20th century, middle ages

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about youth, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, society, friendship and friends mostly in Drama, History and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Sophie's World: The Emigrants (1971), Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994), An Angel for May (2002), Sebastian (1995), The Young Messiah (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 151 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, realistic, serious, saga, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, starvation, ship, sea voyage, emigrant, journey, farm hand, sailboat, couple relations, redemption, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe, eastern europe
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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, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, mysterious character, family relations, kids in trouble, friends, human nature, working class, teenage life, male full rear nudity, corpse ...
Time: 60s
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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, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, world war two, time machine, hopes, orphan, youth, changing the past or future, wartime life, family, imaginary, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, 1940s, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: coming of age, coming out, family relations, couples, friends, best friends, love and romance, gender, youth, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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, stylized, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: family relations, society, coming of age, parents and children, diary, village life, village, emigration, social relations, youth, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
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The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, biblical
Plot: journey, jesus, society, parents and children, ancient history, bible, gospel, family relations, family life, youth, young heroes, messiah ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, egypt, israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, sentimental, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, self discovery, society, life is a bitch, youth, small town, distopia, coming of age, friends, children
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, serious, experimental, non-linear ...
Plot: museum, time travel, empress, russian history, revolution, lifestyle, culture clash, haunted by the past, painting, surveillance, czar, monarchy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, contemporary
Place: russia, europe, st. petersburg russia, ussr, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, tense, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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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: realistic, serious
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Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
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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, touching, captivating
Plot: time travel, superhuman powers, estate, ghost, ghost story, brother sister relationship, world war two, seeing dead people, missing person, family life, grandmother grandson relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Bitter Honey (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Akago (Fumi Nikaido) is a red goldfish able to change into a girl. She possesses a pure and sensuous side. She lives with an old male writer (Ren Osugi) whom she calls “Ojisama.” One day, the ghost of Yuriko Tamura (Yoko Maki) appears. She is ...
Plot: writers, older man younger woman relationship, terminal illness, lust, coming of age, love, poet, baby, deception, premarital sex, interspecies sex, east asian woman ...
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic
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The Little Traitor (2007)
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, man boy relationship, friends, state affairs, soldier, british military, child protagonist, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, youth ...
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Duration: 129 min.
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Jack (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, epic, social
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Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s
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26%
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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: child as adult, life is a bitch, child in peril, dysfunctional family, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, isolation, confined, family in crisis, family problems, siblings relations ...
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Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Black Shack Alley (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in ...
Style: realistic, serious
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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: atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, oracle, code breaking, foreknowledge, catastrophe, disaster, astronomer, future dystopia, society, state affairs, seer, prophecy ...
Time: 16th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1940s, 17th century ...
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25%
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: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: school, teacher, dedicated educator, mischievous children, mentally unstable, youth, disorder, power relations, teachers and students, nudity (full frontal - brief), schoolboy, sea ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Starry Starry Night (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There was once a young girl named May who felt alienated from everyone around her. May is worried about her mother and father, whose marriage is on the rocks, and she yearns to return to the woods where her grandfather lives. One day, May befriends ...
Style: sincere, captivating, visually appealing, psychological, stylized ...
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
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Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
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Golden Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Myanmar
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Story of four young monks left alone in their remote monastery in Myanmar. Shot entirely in newly-opened Myanmar with non-actors, the film bridges spirit, cinema, and traditional Burmese storytelling to open a view onto an unseen world.
Style: serious, touching, tense, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: orphan, youth, child in peril, coming of age, curses spells and rituals, escapades, monk, buddhist monk, forest, imaginary, danger, storytelling
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: burma
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, family problems, family relations, betrayal, single parent, society, youth, coming of age, small town, teenage life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, suspense
Plot: war criminal, doctor, family relations, wanted, hidden identity, on the run, family life, mysterious character, nazi hunter, dishonesty, death, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1960
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia, south america
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
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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: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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