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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, sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, atmospheric, rough, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: journey, ship, sailing ship, couple relations, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, obsessive quest, hopes, starvation, family problems, society, couples, immigrants, redemption, escapades, family in crisis, ocean, religion, winter, train, sea voyage, farmer, farm ...
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 touching films with plots about society, hopes, family relations, culture clash, parents and children, life is a bitch and redemption 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: epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, self discovery, countryside, americana, society, misfit, human nature, lifestyle, family relations, immigrants, hopes, homesickness ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: minnesota, usa
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100%
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: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: photographer, feminism, dysfunctional family, self discovery, domestic violence, family problems, human spirit, gender, lottery, hopes, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: pope, legends and myths, rise to the top, clergy, hidden identity, gender bending, dishonesty, gender, society, ambition, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: sincere, serious, gloomy, touching, captivating ...
Plot: celibacy, forbidden love, catholic church, state affairs, gays and lesbians, rivalry, clergy, religions or cults, unfulfillment, romance, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: gloomy, touching, realistic, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, romance, escapades, village life, parents and children, obsessive quest, village, society, unfulfilled love, love and romance, religions or cults ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, middle east, palestine
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28%
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, stylized, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, youth, coming of age, poverty, immigrants, social differences, society, down on your luck, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
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26%
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, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, cancer, grudge, mansion, society, human nature, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
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26%
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Argentina
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: starting over, immigrants, social relations, hopes, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, parent child relationship, family history, emigration ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1900s, turn of the century, 19th century ...
Place: sicily, usa, atlantic ocean, italy, europe ...
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25%
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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: uplifting, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, social worker, price of justice, against the odds, righting the wronged, family problems, fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, hopes, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, australia
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24%
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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, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, adventure, state affairs, escapades, love and romance, romance, society, culture clash, redemption, fish out of water, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s, 1810s
Place: hawaii, usa, connecticut, new hampshire, yale university
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24%
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: epic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: workplace, society, urban, family business, impossible love, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, unfulfillment, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
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23%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, unlikely partners, doctors and patients, family in crisis, child illness, family problems, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, 70mm film ...
Plot: starvation, cavalry, native american, atrocity, liberal, injustice, americana, military, homecoming, culture clash, opposites attract, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: oklahoma, usa, wyoming
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, state affairs, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, miraculous event, hopes, unfulfillment, death sentence, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt
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22%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, epic, captivating
Plot: rebellion, society, rebelliousness, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, religions or cults, war, rebel, knife, hit on the head, fire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
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22%
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Raven's End (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the middle of this film, about the working class in pre-world war II Sweden, is Anders who wishes to become an author. His father who is a notorious dreamer and liar, and his mother, who struggles to keep their family alive.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, writer's life, family relations, follow your dream, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, couple relations, family feud, factory worker ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: realistic, exciting, epic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: survival, explorer, north pole, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, hopes, failed attempt, obsessive quest, partners, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: isolation, couples, island, opposites attract, chaos and mayhem, love and romance, love affair, deadly, friendship, destiny, architect, solitude ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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22%
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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: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, clergy, religions or cults, society, starting over, redemption, religion, historical event, monk, saint, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, friendship, bus, segregation, master and servant, couple relations, power relations, couples, human spirit, society, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, society, lovers reunited, introspection, starting over, misfit, politics, immigrants, couple relations, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 90s, 70s, contemporary ...
Place: asia, canada, germany, russia, usa ...
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21%
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the ...
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, poverty, duel, sword fight, childhood sweetheart, widower, friendship, couples, reluctant, heroes, glory, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: stylized, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, redemption, french revolution, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, rise to the top, crimes, love and romance, rich and poor, false accusation, on the run ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, injustice, leadership, dishonesty, obsessive quest, society, against the odds, anti heroes, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, politics, prince, civil war, opportunist, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, social differences, society, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, estrangement, self destructing, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, confined, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, human nature, introspection, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, couples, redemption, society, promotion, family relations, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, jewish, lawyer, injustice, resistance, against the odds, occupation, political unrest, nun, boxer, rich and poor, destiny ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland
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20%
Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, society, social relations, village life, siblings relations, parents and children, coming of age, teenage life, diary, youth, village, exodus ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, uplifting, serious
Plot: prison, last supper, apostle, partners, heroes, religions or cults, miraculous event, hopes, rise to the top, redemption, society, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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