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Windhorse (1998)
Windhorse (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Clandestinely filmed on location in Chinese-ruled Tibet (several actors and crew members had their names withheld for fear of reprisal), documentarian Paul Wagner's compelling drama follows three young Tibetans faced with moral dilemmas: a rising pop star asked by her Chinese official boyfriend to sing pro-government songs; her brother, an embittered drunk; and their cousin, a Buddhist nun savagely beaten after shouting anti-Chinese slogans.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: politics, murder, religions or cults, buddhism, buddhist monk, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, clergy, innocence lost, political corruption, wartime life, injustice, coming of age, crimes, dishonesty, love, dog, prison, rape, mountain, teacher, money, revolution, religion ...
Time: 90s, year 1979, year 1998
Place: tibet, china, asia, himalaya, nepal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and sincere films with plots about death, society, politics, singing, song, kiss and father son relationship mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Windhorse: The Year That Trembled (2002), Pavilion of Women (2001), Kundun (1997), The Sky Is Falling (2000), Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: lottery, coming of age, vietnam war, politics, college, high school, friendship, anti war, fighting the system, americana, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 1960s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, ohio, asia, usa, cambodia
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Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: emotional, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, orphan, master and servant, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, culture clash, dysfunctional family, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan
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Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: buddhism, buddha, monastery, politics, exile, communism, leadership, political unrest, mountain, buddhist monk, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, pearl harbor, poland ...
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The Sky Is Falling (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1943, an estate north of Firenze. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of Penny, who's about 10. An orphan, she must watch over her little sister when they go to live with her aunt and uncle. Penny's a Catholic, and worries about ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: orphan, young heroes, innocence lost, war, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, racism, wartime life, coming of age, family life, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, sicily, switzerland ...
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: politics, chinese, fascism, military, armored car, evacuation, anti heroes, human spirit, war, idealism, doctors and patients, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1920s, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, montreal quebec
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, racism, love, injustice, romance, war, immigrants, culture clash, couple relations, interracial marriage, interracial relations, social differences ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: north dakota, los angeles, seattle, usa, ireland ...
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: infidelity, politics, self discovery, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences, tragic love, false accusation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, ireland
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gender bending, opera, friendship, gays and lesbians, love triangle, prostitute, suicide, communism, actor, homosexual, teacher, marriage ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china, taiwan ...
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This Revolution (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jake Cassevetes is a world renowned shooter just back from being embedded during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. As a well-paid stringer for the networks, Jake does not buy into the currently vogue, left-wing conspiracy theory of a corporate-controlled ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, realistic, disturbing
Plot: politics, fighting the system, idealism, political unrest, revolution, rebellion, society, state affairs, rebelliousness, filmmaking, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, communism, politics, child abuse, communist, cultural revolution, funeral, parents and children, dishonesty, shadow puppet, destiny, village ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, village, sexual abuse, romance, post war, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, germany
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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, road movie, talky ...
Plot: soldier, politics, military, war, redemption, anti war, basic training, military life, political unrest, wartime life, injustice, battles ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: bucharest, japan, tokyo, rio de janeiro
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Carla's Song (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Glasgow man (Robert Carlyle) visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee (Oyanka Cabezas) tormented by her memories.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, rough ...
Plot: politics, bus driver, bus, society, romance, civil war, opposites attract, rescue, love affair, social differences, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: nicaragua, scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: military, homecoming, soldier, friendship, gulf war, patriotism, wartime life, politics, death, rules and policies, u.s. military, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, canada, mexico, washington d.c. ...
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: serious, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: euthanasia, nazism, moral dilemma, politics, friendship, anti semitism, human nature, society, concentration camp, political unrest, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1938, year 1937, year 1942 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
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The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Vietnam
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: master and servant, love, coming of age, romance, love affair, love and romance, society, family relations, parents and children, youth, couples, cooking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
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West Beirut (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Norway, Lebanon, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In April, 1975, civil war breaks out; Beirut is partitioned along a Moslem-Christian line. Tarek is in high school, making Super 8 movies with his friend, Omar. At first the war is a lark: school has closed, the violence is fascinating, getting from ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, lebanese, politics, innocence lost, wartime life, youth, military life, battles, fall in love, civil war, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s, year 1975
Place: lebanon, middle east, israel, france, beirut lebanon ...
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, rape, brothel, forced prostitution, life is a bitch, prostitution, war crime, massacre, war, priest, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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My Brother's War (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Civil War drama directed by Whitney Hamilton. Grace Kieler disguises herself as a man and takes her brother's place in the Confederate army in an effort to protect him from the horrors of the war. When she meets young war widow Virginia ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: american civil war, soldier, politics, wartime life, religions or cults, battles, escapades, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, kiss, pistol ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: betrayal, maid, pianist, singer, infidelity, obsession, politics, master and servant, war, couple relations, love, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london, vichy ...
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The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, iraq war, friendship, casualty of war, war, redemption, military, dealing with death, war widow, wounded, bereavement, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
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Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, chaos, romance, arson, atrocity, civil war, massacre, love and romance, society, youth, couples, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947
Place: india, asia, new delhi, pakistan, tokyo
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Circle of Deceit (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, lebanese, journalism, war, battle zone, political unrest, wartime life, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: middle east, lebanon, hamburg germany, west germany, beirut lebanon ...
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mountain, mountaineer, friendship, culture clash, buddhism, politics, adventure, communism, treason, adventurer, expedition, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, USA, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Shortly after WWII an American soldier (Norman) and a Polish refugee (Emilia) fall in deep love. Eventually he will return to USA and both expect that she will soon follow him. Emilia's mother is sick but would recover by available medicine. ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: war, love, soldier, love affair, romance, tragic love, love triangle, love and romance, village, human spirit, redemption, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1964
Place: poland, europe, berlin germany, arizona, warsaw poland
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In My Country (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: journalism, justice, apartheid, politics, idealism, interracial relations, discrimination, political unrest, racism, injustice, society, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1996
Place: africa, south africa, chile, florida
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, adoption, missing person, lawyer, adopted daughter, disappearance, screaming, professor, book, military, school, high school teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina ...
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Germinal (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, unemployment, injustice, politics, labor union, parents and children, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe, flanders, mine, tokyo
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Permanent Record (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David Sinclair seems to have everything going for him: he's smart, musically talented, and very successful. To top off his senior year in high school, his band is trying to get a recording session. Therefore, David's suicide leaves ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, suicide, coming of age, buddies, school, social misfits, romance, music, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, new jersey, california
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The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, romance, unlikely couple, innocence lost, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, friends, intrigue, rebelliousness, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
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