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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: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: buddhism, chinese, buddhist, politics, murder, buddhist monk, life is a bitch, injustice, society, coming of age, clergy, innocence lost, wartime life, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, religions or cults, love, dog, prison, village, rape, mountain, children, money ...
Time: 90s, year 1979, year 1998
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, asia, nepal

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Most similar movies to Windhorse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about family relations, society, mother son relationship, father son relationship, death, drinking alcohol and drink mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Windhorse: The Year That Trembled (2002), The Sky Is Falling (2000), Pavilion of Women (2001), This Revolution (2005), Come See the Paradise (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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: lottery, vietnam war, friendship, college, anti war, politics, coming of age, teenage life, rebelliousness, fighting the system, kids in trouble, campaign ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1971, year 1970
Place: vietnam, ohio, usa, asia, philadelphia ...
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, orphan, parents and children, racism, family life, death in the family, siblings relations, war, opposites attract, cousin cousin relationship, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, florence, sicily, switzerland ...
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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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: interracial romance, forbidden love, fall in love, culture clash, social differences, society, politics, couple relations, state affairs, family problems, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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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: realistic, serious, clever, disturbing, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, idealism, anarchist, injustice, revolution, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: iraq, new york, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city
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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, dramatic, romantic, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, love, racism, family relations, war, culture clash, holocaust, marriage, bomb, death ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, ireland, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
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, realistic, disturbing, captivating, sad ...
Plot: nazi, writers, politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, political unrest, wartime life, society, nazi germany, third reich, jewish, holocaust ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1933, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
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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, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, couples, society, love affair, fall in love, spanish civil war, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe, ireland, madrid
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Missing Brendan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: George takes a trip to Vietnam to find his missing son. George's son Bob and Bob's son Patrick accompany George on the trip. George's son, Brendan, has been Missing in Action since the Vietnam War. Julie, an archeologist, joined the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, vietnam war, haunted by the past, parents and children, human nature, family life, village, culture clash, expedition, love, missing son ...
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, usa, asia, honolulu hawaii
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 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: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, older man younger woman relationship, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, central europe, czechoslovakia, prague
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, nazi, survival, youth, life is a bitch, orthodox jew, confined, estrangement, self discovery, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: hungary, germany, eastern europe, europe, slovakia ...
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Canada, China, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: True story of Norman Bethune, a medical doctor who fought for justice in China during Mao's rise to power.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, military, evacuation, politics, world war two, human spirit, japanese history, hopes, idealism, rebellion, media, revolution ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: china, spain, asia, russia, madrid ...
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, family saga, sad, touching, emotional ...
Plot: communism, chinese history, politics, cultural revolution, gambling, family relations, destiny, poverty, revolution, death, hospital, civil war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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American Son (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, fall in love, thanksgiving, family gatherings, marine, estrangement, self discovery, society, soldier, love and romance, homecoming, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, bus driver, bus, revolution, refugee, bus trip, civil war, passenger, political unrest, social differences, love affair, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland, europe, nicaragua
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, entertaining
Plot: american civil war, politics, soldier, battles, wartime life, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, friendship, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: baltimore
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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: thought provoking, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: apartheid, journalism, interracial relations, politics, social decay, african american, injustice, hopes, society, life is a bitch, idealism, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: africa, south africa, florida, chile
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Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, friendship, terminal illness, pregnancy, tragic hero, couples, family problems, hopes, youth, best friends, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century
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Music Within (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: disability, hippie, vietnam war, friendship, social activist, human spirit, mute or deaf, society, injustice, hopes, self discovery, dignity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, portland oregon, seattle, california
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West of Here (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and takes the family's antique truck for ...
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: truck, on the road, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, father son relationship, renewed love, music, car accident, family relations, road trip ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, boston, usa, san francisco, montana
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Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: disturbing, realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, injustice, politics, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, state affairs, rebelliousness, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: havana cuba, bolivia, latin america, cuba, argentina ...
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Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Plot: native american, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, last wish, parents and children, indigenous people, coming of age, starting over, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
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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: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, female nudity, photographer, lebanese civil war, isolation, politics, lebanese, adoption, child, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, lebanon, middle east, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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Harrison's Flowers (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, journalism, murder, missing person, violence, civil war, photographer, battles, suspense, vengeance, obsessive quest, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991, 70s
Place: former yugoslavia, new jersey, middle east, vietnam, europe ...
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Forty Shades of Blue (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: love affair, love triangle, infidelity, sex with stepmother, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, couples, estrangement, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance ...
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, russia
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Lackawanna Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, youth, parents and children, friends, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, rock and roll ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, africa, usa, pennsylvania, new york yankees ...
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Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Monaco, Morocco, USA
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: thought provoking, epic, philosophical, cerebral, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, buddha, buddhist monk, religion, artist, politics, buddhist, intrigue, medieval, childhood, life philosophy, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: tibet, hiroshima japan, china, asia, pearl harbor ...
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, non-linear, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: love, death, culture clash, couples, politics, writers, nude, sexualized violence, obsession, life philosophy, secrets, mentor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia, beijing china, north korea
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, harsh, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, atrocity, prostitution, war, suffering, sino japanese war, japanese occupation of china, prostitute, holocaust, wartime, survival, rape ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, germany, japan
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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: meditative, atmospheric, melancholic, talky, light ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, politics, military, soldier, moral dilemma, state affairs, political unrest, wartime life, military life, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, eastern europe, tokyo, bucharest, rio de janeiro
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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: epic, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, suicide, homosexuality, gender bending, theater, child abuse, lgbt, drug addiction, childhood, lgbtq, friendship, actor ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, spain, beijing china, asia, japan ...
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