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Postmen in the Mountains (1999)
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Postmen in the Mountains (1999)
Original name: 那山那人那狗
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden his father has to bear as postman for the villagers, and the old postman is also deeply moved as his son relates his mother's anxiety as she waits for him to return home from every trip.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: mountain, on the road, father son relationship, postman, village, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, village life, elderly, family problems, human nature, small town life, buddies, dealing with death, aging, introspection, isolation, small town, golden years, family in crisis, homecoming, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, small town, social relations and hopes mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Postmen in the Mountains: Swimmers (2005), Harry & Son (1984), My Uncle Antoine (1971), A Rumor of Angels (2000), Pandora's Box (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: small town, introspection, youth, friendship, family problems, family relations, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, solace, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
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Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, christmas, social relations, family problems, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, small town life, dealing with death, village life, family relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: canada, quebec
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88%
A Rumor of Angels (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, talky ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 97 min.
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86%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
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Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
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33 Scenes from Life (2008)
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Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
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81%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Luxembourg
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
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79%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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77%
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75%
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75%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
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75%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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74%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
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Time: 90s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 118 min.
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