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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, sailing ship, 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, sea voyage, starving child, religious persecution, emigrant, religious intolerance, seasickness, tinnitus ...
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, couples, hopes, love and romance, parents and children and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Emigrants: The New Land (1972), Everlasting Moments (2008), The Abdication (1974), Pope Joan (1972), Cries & Whispers (1972). 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, farm ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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Everlasting Moments (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 131 min.
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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.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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Duration: 199 min.
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Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
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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
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Style: bleak, serious, epic, realistic, captivating
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The Long Walk Home (1990)
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