Movies like Going Home 1993

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Going Home (1993)
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Going Home (1993)
Original name: Oeroeg
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Johan Ten Berghe joins the Dutch army when the Dutch East Indies unilaterally declare independence as Indonesia. He initiates his naive driver Twan in life in the East, having grown up there as son of colonial official Hendrik, now missing. Their adventures intertwine with Johan's childhood memories, especially concerning his native best friend, Oeroeg, who joined the rebellion, as well as their nanny and later de facto stepmother. Conflicting loyalties become tangible in extreme situations
Style: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, non-linear
Plot: war, best friends, revolution, military, friends, soldier, rebellion, society, military life, rivalry, culture clash, friendship, male nudity, loyalty, public humiliation, bathing, male bonding, shower, male friendship, butt naked, friendship between men
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: asia, indonesia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about society, friends, friendship, military, soldier, family relations and love and romance mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Going Home: The Little Traitor (2007), Green Dragon (2001), Adelheid (1970), What the Day Owes the Night (2012), Cadence (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, man boy relationship, soldier, state affairs, friends, child protagonist, british military, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, london, jerusalem
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, immigrants, military base, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
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Adelheid (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the aftermath of World War II, a former Czech soldier takes charge of a manor formerly owned by a German family. He falls in love with the daughter, who is now a maid, and is forced to confront the stress between his love and his conscience when ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: military, forbidden love, estate, new wave, military life, society, soldier, haunted by the past, anti war, world war two, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, czech republic, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, romance, friendship, teenage love, revolution, love and romance, friends, youth, political unrest, true love, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
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52%
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Cadence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As punishment for drunken, rebellious behavior, a young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated entirely by black inmates. But instead of falling victim to racial hatred, the soldier joins forces with his fellow prisoners and rises up ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prison, army life, sergeant, buddies, society, hopes, reluctant partners, life is a bitch, injustice, gang, military, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A tragical-comedy film story that follows a young non-combatant platoon with defective fitness. Set in "Bahad 4" in the 50's, the movie focuses mainly on two characters: Alon (Oz Zehavi), who believes he was accidentally sent to Bahad ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: military base, military life, boot camp, basic training, military, power relations, society, immigrants, social differences, humiliation, soldier, hapless soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
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Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, teenage love, romance, best friends, love and romance, youth, rebellion, coming of age, friends, dealing with death, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
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44%
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Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, hopes, rivalry, soldier, idealism, moral dilemma, friendship, war, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
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41%
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Summertree (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending ...
Style: rough, emotional, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: college, rebelliousness, rebellion, society, military, soldier, americana, vietnam war, innocence lost, anti war, military life, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bulgarian Rhapsody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Israel
Duration: 108 min.
Story: the story of two adolescents, Moni and Zhozho, who meet 17-year-old Zheni in 1943 and with whom both fell in love. The events that follow unfold while Bulgaria has to decide on the deportation of 11 343 Jewish citizens in Macedonia and Thrace.
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: on the run, wartime life, fall in love, teenage love, friendship, society, teenage life, youth, anti semitism, love and romance, world war two, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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My Australia (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: City of Lodz in Poland, after the Second World War. Two brothers, Tadek and Andrzej, grow up without a father, and their mother, so busy at work, does not notice when the boys join a rowdy and anti-Semitic organization.Only when during a fight one ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, culture clash, family relations, society, single parent, immigration, holocaust survivor, neo nazism, siblings relations, misfit, uncircumcised penis
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, state affairs, single parent, unsupportive parent, nationalism, death in the family, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, loss of friend, couple relations, workaholic, lifestyle change, friends, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, best friends, family relations, civil war, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, hopes, best friends, buddies, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
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Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, family relations, racism, ambition, hopes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Max Havelaar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia, Netherlands
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is convinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realize just how out of ...
Style: rough, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: idealism, hopes, society, danger, heroes, state affairs, escapades, repression, father son relationship, colonialism, scolding, loincloth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indonesia, asia, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Canone inverso - Making Love (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Costanza is drinking a beer in a Prague pub, a summer night in 1968, while a violinist enters and starts playing a "canone inverso" for her. It is not a case, that music and that violin have a story behind that could concern her. It is the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, world war two, love affair, violin, musician's life, destiny, family relations, holocaust, love and romance, single parent, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century
Place: prague, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, love and romance, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
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35%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: friendship, man child, great depression, adult as child, friends, social relations, working class, americana, troublemaker, power relations, farm, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, military, dishonesty, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, society, battles, friends, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, village, village life, fall in love, social relations, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, military, youth, disability, life turned upside down, nudity (full frontal - brief), soldier, introspection, down on your luck, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
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32%
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The Tribe (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: boot camp, military, basic training, culture clash, military life, individuality, hippie, recruit, marines, power relations, social relations, soldier ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, reunion, haunted by the past, friendship, hopes, human spirit, auschwitz, reunited friends, girlfriend, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, post war, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: france, europe
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, hopes, wartime life, military life, military, contests and competitions, soldier, society, family in crisis, follow your dream, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, middle east, alabama
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31%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, friends, family relations, youth, clergy, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, friends, youth, society, couples, twentysomething life, student life, student
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mario Gas directed this music-themed Spanish drama set in Barcelona of the mid-'80s. When famed composer Lluis Doria (Laurent Terzieff) visits a transvestite club, he learns his lifelong friend Albert Rossell (Serge Reggiani) is the house ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, reunion, haunted by the past, friends, confined, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, state affairs, love and romance, artists and showbiz, transvestite ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: paris france, barcelona, spain, france, europe ...
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