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Times and Winds (2006)
 7.4
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Times and Winds (2006)
Original name: Beş Vakit
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, the villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. They earn their living off the earth and a few animals they feed. Fathers always prefer one of their sons. Mothers command their daughters ruthlessly. Ömer, the son of the imam, wishes hopelessly for the death of his father. When he understands that wishful thinking does not have any concrete results, he begins to search for childish ways to kill his father. Yakup is in love with his teacher, and one day after seeing his father spying on the teacher he dreams too, like Ömer, of killing his father. Yıldız studies and tries to manage the household chores imposed by her mother. She learns with irritation about the secrets of the relationship between men and women.
Style: psychological, touching, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, neorealism
Plot: village, coming of age, solar eclipse, mountain, friendship, islam, dream, teenage life, youth, family relations, clergy, religions or cults, parents and children, family life, village life, society, generation gap, introspection, innocence lost, social relations, shepherd, sibling relationship, love, school, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey

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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 coming of age, family relations, youth, parents and children, friendship, society and village mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Times and Winds: My Only Sunshine (2008), Secrets of the Heart (1997), Carol's Journey (2002), Our Father (2002), Mouchette (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Only Sunshine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that secures the family's survival through a miscellany ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, parents and children, golden years, society, misfit, innocence lost, lake or river, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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95%
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional
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Time: 90s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional
Plot: friendship, village, orphan, spanish civil war, forbidden love, parents and children, wartime life, hopes, love and romance, family relations, culture clash, youth ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, europe, usa, spain, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 501
Our Father (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: drowning, small town, poacher, suicide, alibi, humiliation, coming of age, innocence lost, obsession, dysfunctional family, village, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, nun, idealism, valley, geologist, village life, parents and children, family relations, power relations, social relations, countryside, society ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 477
Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, uplifting, emotional ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
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Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 979
Mirage (2004)
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Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 251
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
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Style: emotional, bleak, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: prostitution, poverty, coffin, school, human spirit, misfit, society, hopes, village life, social misfits, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: rough, touching, gloomy, realistic, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 5K
Pellet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%