Movies like Before Snowfall

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Before Snowfall (2013)
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Before Snowfall (2013)
Original name: Før snøen faller
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Iraq
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Before Snowfall starts with a dramatic escape: Eighteen year-old Nermin runs away from her wedding in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan. Being the elder of the family, her younger brother Siyar becomes responsible for finding her and restoring the family reputation. The mission proves a dangerous one for the inexperienced Siyar. First stop is Istanbul, where he meets Elvin, a young girl who becomes his travel companion. On the way from east to west, through Europe and all the way to Norway, Siyar comes to realize his own need for respect, and for love.
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, sincere, touching, tragic ending
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: chase, survival, on the run, young heroes, on the road, family relations, family life, village, wedding, reluctant hero, winter, love, friendship, journey, family honor, unlikely hero, honor, hiding, boy, kurd, human rights, revenge, village life, innocence lost, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, iraq, greece, norway, germany, turkey, europe ...

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Most similar movies to Before Snowfall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, youth, friendship, on the road, life is a bitch, friends and road mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Before Snowfall: Mercy (2012), Letter to the King (2014), Fratricide (2005), My Sweet Pepper Land (2013), Jack (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mercy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: road accident, winter, guilt, couples, hopes, starting over, on the run, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe
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Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: refugee, love, revenge, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, misfit, dishonesty, hopes, culture clash, redemption, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kurdistan, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, disturbing
Plot: kurd, politics, racism, immigrants, orphan, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, social decay, friendship, society, injustice, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, France, Germany, Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, society, village life, village, social relations, justice, violence, police, smuggler, kurd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, kurdistan, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: boy, parents and children, young heroes, teenage life, self discovery, youth, child as adult, coming of age, family relations, life turned upside down, child care, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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51%
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Byways (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Victor, a father, travels the roads with his teenage son, Felix. For Felix, the trip is a school of life, as his first romantic encounter helps him better understand his father and get closer to him.
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: on the road, parent child relationship, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, single parent, hopes, son, father son relationship, teenager, single father, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Other Bank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Kazakhstan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Life creates many obstacles for 12 years old boy - Tedo. Tedo belongs to the generation, which was forced to mass displacement because of the civil war in Abkhazia, one of the most beatiful places in Georgia. The civil war took away everything Tedo ...
Style: road movie, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, life is a bitch, on the road, family relations, estrangement, childhood, poverty, single parent, parents and children, journey, search for father, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, caucasus, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, illness, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, brain tumor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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How Much Further (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Esperanza and Tristeza both have to get to Cuenca. However, by an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: countryside, journey, self discovery, strike, hopes, on the road, hitchhiking, journalist, student, travel, couples, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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I Saw the Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the southeast region of Turkey, the Altun family lives in a small mountainside village plagued by a 25-year war, making their daily life a hellish struggle. As the war continues to intensify, the family is forced to migrate west to the city of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, culture clash, on the run, starting over, wartime life, pregnancy, social relations, terrorism, village, gay, migration, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, norway, europe, istanbul turkey, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mourning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative's house in the north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along their son. Something terrible happens on their way...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere
Plot: couples, family relations, boy, deaf, youth, misfit, mute or deaf, family problems, protecting from truth, on the road, death in the family, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, child abuse, teenage girl, teenage boy, violent father, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: boy, teenage life, teenage boy, family relations, coming of age, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, mother son relationship, skater, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, friendship, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, strong female presence, friends, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Journey to the Sun (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon ...
Style: sad, suspense, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: kurd, anarchist, politics, injustice, discrimination, racism, friendship, social misfits, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, society, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, iraq, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Trip (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?
Style: emotional, realistic, road movie, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, love triangle, on the road, journey, coming of age, youth, lesbian, picnic, love and romance, friends, direction and purpose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia
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Hush Little Baby (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four girls in rehab is on tour from their treatment centers and it becomes their life stories. The girls run off in a stolen Volvo and soon learns to know the freedom of good and evil. Both the fantastic feeling to be master of its own destiny, but ...
Style: realistic, road movie, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, on the road, lesbian, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, human nature, friendship, stealing a car, self discovery, journey, secret, mysterious past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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38%
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Sivas (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Establishing a bleak village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, adventure, society, child, boy, youth, family relations, friends, pets, dog fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Come to My Voice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is the story of two women on opposite ends of a lifetime, a very young, curious Jiyan and her life-weary but resistant grandmother Berfe, in order to save the person who links them to each other.
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, against the odds, false arrest, elderly, youth, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, family in crisis, on the road, military, injustice, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kurdistan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, rough, art house ...
Plot: youth, family relations, soldier, on the road, life is a bitch, siblings relations, human nature, children, mother daughter relationship, greek, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friends, friendship, strong female presence, unfulfillment, family relations, siblings relations, terminal illness, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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35%
The White Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Beyaz Melek’ filmi; bir aşkın öyküsüdür.Bu aşk öyküsü, iki insanın birbirine duyduğu aşk değil, bir grup insanın hayata ve birbirlerine duyduğu aşkın ve sevginin hikayesidir.Filmde, doğudan batıya, mekteplisinden köylüsüne, ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, aging, terminal illness, retirement home, friendship, death, old age, bittersweet, wedding, golden years, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east
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35%
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Welcome Aboard (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild ...
Style: sentimental, road movie, sincere, light, serious ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, older man young girl relationship, encounter, chance meeting, teenager, painter, friendship, depression, meaning of life, family relations, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sad
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: youth, friendship, coming of age, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family, on the road, children, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Good Road (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Pappu is a truck driver. Supporting his parents and extended family is beyond his means. Now, he has been presented a plan. An accident will be staged. Pappu will "die". Insurance payments are substantial.David and Kiran, a middle class ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, road movie
Plot: missing child, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, working class, father son relationship, boy, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, urban setting, suburban life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: human spirit, starting over, escapades, family life, hopes, ocean, survival, climbing, nature, sea, rock climbing, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, youth, hopes, best friends, on the run, starting over, breakup, family problems, family relations, parents separation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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32%
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Rabat (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.
Style: road movie, serious, sentimental, sincere, philosophical ...
Plot: friendship, taxi, friends, love and romance, introspection, taxi driver, best friends, on the road, fall in love, gay friend, muslim, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, africa, morocco, barcelona, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My Joy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A routine run for a truck driver turns into a nightmare he can’t escape in this psychological drama from filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa. Georgy (Viktor Nemets) is driving a load of freight into Russia when, after an unpleasant encounter with the police ...
Style: road movie, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, murder, life is a bitch, disorder, social relations, nothing goes right, countryside, on the road, human nature, character study, mental disorder, child prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Skinny Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, family relations, siblings relations, sisterhood, youth, kids in trouble, teenage girl, parents and children, teenage life, fighting illness, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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30%