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The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
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The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
Original name: Den enfaldige mördaren
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund's maltreatment and moves in with Anna's family. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
Style: non-linear, touching, offbeat, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, farm, misfit, injustice, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, social differences, social misfits, boss and employee, imaginary character, master and servant, down on your luck, power relations, love, sex, vengeance, nazi, motorcycle, female nudity, bible, farmer, male nudity ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, misfit, society, family relations, hopes, youth and mentally challenged mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Simple-Minded Murderer: The Serpent's Way (1986), The New Man (2007), A Child Is Waiting (1963), Jew-Boy Levi (1999), The Cruel Embrace (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Serpent's Way (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: countryside, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, family relations, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, down on your luck, woman in danger, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, winter ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: society, pregnancy, mental illness, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, power relations, injustice, win over, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
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A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benjamin Levi (Bruno Cathomas) is a Bavarian cattle dealer traveling to pre-World War II Germany on his annual trip to a remote farming village. Levi hopes to do some business and, more importantly, win the hand of the lovely Lisbeth (Caroline ...
Style: touching, bleak, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, wartime life, village life, village, anti semitism, survival, isolation, injustice, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: gloomy, touching, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, human nature, dysfunctional family, isolation, haunted by the past, estrangement, family relations, kids in trouble, family problems, misfit, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: belgium, europe
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, island, misfit, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe
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Of Mice and Men (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always watch over his intellectually disabled friend, and keep him out of danger, both to himself and to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, man child, great depression, friends, human nature, working class, down on your luck, americana, troublemaker, power relations, farm, adult as child ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
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Freak City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: disability, misfit, mentally challenged, love and romance, female director, multiple sclerosis, wheelchair
Time: 90s
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Me Too (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, fall in love, love and romance, looking for love, hopes, college graduate, society, friends, friendship, unfulfilled love, supportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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I Don't Give a Damn (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Like many, another young Israeli, Rafi never gave much thought to the fact that when he reached a certain age, he would be expected to serve in the Israeli Army and that he would experience active duty in combat. It certainly never occurred to him ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, disability, soldier, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, military, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), introspection, down on your luck, photographer ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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Next to Her (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rachel, 27, is raising her mentally retarded sister Gabby, 24, all by herself. When the social worker finds out she leaves her sister alone in the house while at work, she is forced to place her in a day-care center. For the first time in her life ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mentally challenged, destructive relationship, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, family problems, love, sister sister relationship, threesome, misfit, unfulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, injustice, power relations, human nature, human spirit, young lovers, misfit, hopes, rebelliousness, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, persia, middle east
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47%
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 ...
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Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, couples, family problems, disability, misfit, love and romance, siblings relations, bus ...
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, human spirit, redemption, misfit, family relations, new love, operation ...
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Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: family life, parents and children, prison life, dysfunctional family, social differences, death in the family, village, village life, small town, hopes, crimes, going straight ...
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Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: cerebral palsy, sexual relations, starting over, fall in love, introspection, social misfits, disability, bittersweet, fish out of water, hopes, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
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The Beehive (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, social differences, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Henri (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The meeting of two lonely, marginal souls. There is Henri, a man in his 50s, limp, resigned, somewhat alcoholic. And Rosette, a (slightly) retarded woman who dreams of love, sexuality, normality
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, dull life, death of wife, mentally challenged, looking for love, unfulfillment, misfit, social misfits, female director, dancing, rumor, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
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1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, friends, best friends, unfulfillment, war, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, wartime life, motorcycle with a sidecar, sex scene, female nudity ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, norway
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Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, happiness, revenge, society, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: cerebral palsy, social misfits, hopes, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations, friends, disability, power relations, mentally challenged, misfit, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hospital, mental institution, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, unfulfillment, mental illness, doctors and patients, terminal illness, human spirit, prison, martial arts, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, disability, dehumanization, parents and children, street kid, realism, family relations, power relations, rich and poor, society, youth, master and servant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia
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32%
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough
Plot: family life, parents and children, down on your luck, injustice, farm, family problems, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, brazilian, teacher, hunger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Love Belongs to Everyone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shy, gentle half-wit Dennis, whose only obsession is train-spotting, is released early on account of good behavior after a rape sentence. His parents who run a modest barbershop, skeptic André and Rita, desperately try to keep him out of girl ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mentally challenged, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, hopes, society, misfit, parents and children, forced into action, jail, punishment, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
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