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The Emigrants (1971)
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The Emigrants (1971)
Original name: Utvandrarna
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests makes it tough. One of their children even starve to death. Thus, they decide to emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their families planing the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest. They sell everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing ship is long and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New World.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere, rough, uplifting ...
Plot: journey, ship, sailing ship, immigrants, human spirit, redemption, couple relations, family in crisis, ambition, hopes, couples, obsessive quest, starting over, against the odds, escapades, society, family problems, starvation, ocean, religion, winter, train, farmer, poverty, fire ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, europe, minnesota

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and captivating films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch and couples mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Emigrants: The New Land (1972), Everlasting Moments (2008), Pope Joan (1972), The Abdication (1974), Jerusalem (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The New Land (1972)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Continuation from Utvandrarna (1971): The Swedes arrive in the USA. They still have a long journey to Minnesota where they expect to find other Swedes. When they arrive there, each family searches a place to build a home. Kristina and Karl-Oskar ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, countryside, culture clash, society, family relations, human nature, americana, hopes, misfit, lifestyle, childbirth ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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Everlasting Moments (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: feminism, photographer, human spirit, wine, self discovery, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, parents and children, artists and showbiz, gender, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, sweden
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: pope, clergy, hidden identity, rise to the top, gender bending, religions or cults, society, gender, legends and myths, ambition, dishonesty, power relations ...
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The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: catholic church, forbidden love, celibacy, romance, clergy, royal family, religions or cults, gender, state affairs, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
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Place: sweden, europe, rome italy
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive quest, parents and children, christianity, christian, poverty, unfulfilled love, romance, religions or cults, village, escapades, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, europe, holy land, middle east, palestine
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, human nature, mansion, sisters, family problems, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, immigrants, parents and children, emigrant, down on your luck, working class, society, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, culture clash, adventure, society, clergy, romance, redemption, religions or cults, fish out of water, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, connecticut, new hampshire, yale university
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: deportation, social worker, righting the wronged, price of justice, against the odds, uncover truth, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: bleak, serious, epic, realistic, captivating
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Time: 19th century
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The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: epic, bleak, serious, sincere, realistic ...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
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Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, temptation, tragic hero, leadership, jesus christ, redemption, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, epic, realistic, stylized ...
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23%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
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Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Argentina
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
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Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, bleak ...
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, surreal ...
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Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
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The Twilight Samurai (2002)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting
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Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. Her brings her a bowl of flower petals which she starts to throw in the air and then gives out a shriek, as she discovers several ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic
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20%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
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