Movies like How Harry Became a Tree

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How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
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How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: his drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany' ) sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who not only owns the local pub and most of the businesses in the area, but is also the local matchmaker. When Harry's son Gus(Cillian Murphy) - upon whom Harry regularly heaps abuse (mostly mental and verbal) - falls for the lovely Eileen, George helps get the two together during this time, Harry quietly mobilizes his dastardly plans. Written by Horselove
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, social relations, village life, feud, husband wife relationship, revenge, village, dark humor, sex, dog, dancing, horse, rape, ship, wedding, cave, food, obsession, truck, death, female nudity, male female relationship, photographer ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and semi serious films with plots about family relations, death, husband wife relationship, social relations, crying, village and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like How Harry Became a Tree: Secrets of the Heart (1997), Seaside (2002), Garage (2007), The Perfect Stranger (2011), The Field (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, emotional
Plot: friendship, village, family relations, social relations, coming of age, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, ghost, parents and children, village life, family life ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
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Seaside (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seaside takes place in a small coastal town on the Bay of Somme. The year-round inhabitants find ways to make their lives work; Paul, a lifeguard in the summer, works at the grocery all winter. His mother, Rose (Ogier) likes to play the slots just ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, resort, family business, love triangle, elderly lovers, hopes, family problems, dull life, family life, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Garage (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.
Style: psychological, realistic, melancholic, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: misfit, small town, society, human nature, village, solitude, social relations, friendship, garage, gas station, loneliness, angst ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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The Perfect Stranger (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mysterious arrival of a foreigner to a small village in a Mediterranean island, awake the sudden interest from a diverse group of residents, who will appear unexpectedly in the stranger's life, believing that he's going to reopen an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, light
Plot: village, social relations, village life, redemption, family relations, language barrier, young man, stranger, liberation, fatherhood, irishman, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, talky, psychological ...
Plot: village, farmer, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, society, real estate, threat, fight, catastrophe, village life, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, mafia, funeral, death, terrorism, social worker, estrangement, family problems, farm, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, turin italy, rome italy, naples italy ...
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Gravehopping (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can't help turning his eulogies into witty personal confessions that bring the grieving crowd to tears ...
Style: semi serious, bleak, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, funeral, family problems, eccentric family, family relations, social relations, village life, village, death, s&m, farce, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, slovenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, self discovery, family gatherings, parents and children, reunion, human nature, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, los angeles, albuquerque new mexico, arizona ...
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, youth, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, united kingdom, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: epilepsy, murder, dysfunctional family, epileptic, alienation, siblings relations, deadly, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, bleak, touching, tense ...
Plot: political unrest, friendship, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, wartime life, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Landscape in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Road movie about two children searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries between childhood and adolescence.
Style: serious, touching, rough, realistic, contemplative
Plot: family relations, soldier, on the road, life is a bitch, human nature, siblings relations, youth, mother daughter relationship, bus, father daughter relationship, fear, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe
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55%
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Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: rough, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: pimp, immigrants, prostitute, redemption, going straight, unfulfillment, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, babies and infants, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, budapest hungary, budapest ...
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The Grand Highway (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's having her second baby. There Louis makes friends with ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: countryside, village life, coming of age, village, friendship, summer vacation, couple relations, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, mischievous children, family problems, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, small town, murder, prophecy, family relations, all black cast, aunt niece relationship, superstition, tavern, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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52%
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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: small town, alcohol abuse, drowning, family relations, alibi, poacher, police officer, suicide, humiliation, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 62 min.
Story: TIERRA MADRE is based on the true story of Aidee Gonzalez, a woman determined to raise her children with her female partner in the Mexican border town of Tecate. Aidee works hard as an exotic dancer providing for her family. One day her girlfriend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, society, gays and lesbians, friendship, couples, friends, gay parent, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, pregnancy, lesbian, friend, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, social relations, society, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, against humanity, military ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936, year 1935
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, rome italy ...
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47%
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Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, terminal illness ...
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On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mental institution, mentally unstable, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, romance, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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46%
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Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: irish, infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, one last job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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46%
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Television (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A devout village leader prohibits an array of modern devices, but when his strict measures go too far, the locals rise up in popular rebellion.
Style: touching, humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, against the rules, media, village life, social relations, technophobia, rebellion, society, village, skype, communication, mobile phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
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Times and Winds (2006)
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 ...
Style: touching, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, mountain, friendship, coming of age, dream, solar eclipse, islam, teenage life, generation gap, society, youth, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: UK
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Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, family business, culture clash, secret place, fall in love, parents and children, fish out of water, family life, family problems, society, love and romance ...
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Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), family secret, love and romance, romance, rivalry, buried truth, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
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Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, overnight success, family relations, fall in love, getting home, youth, society, love and romance, hopes, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe
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42%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, male friendship, friendship between men, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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42%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
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A Rather English Marriage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, until their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
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Time: 90s
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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