Movies like Land and Shade

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Land and Shade (2015)
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Land and Shade (2015)
Original name: La tierra y la sombra
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, France, Netherlands, Chile, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, suspense, disturbing
Plot: nature, family, society, grandfather grandson relationship, poverty, peasant, dying, terminal illness, ecology, life & death, truck, death, cleaning, doctor, bus, fire, worker, shower, ashes, sugarcane

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, disturbing, serious and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, family, doctor, poverty and human nature mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Land and Shade: The New Man (2007), Gebo and the Shadow (2012), The Mouth Agape (1974), The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), Byelorussia Station (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, society, youth, mental illness, teenage life, mental institution, injustice, power relations, win over, confined, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
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95%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
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The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, golden years, elderly, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, wartime life, politics, political unrest, anti war, society, state affairs, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Byelorussia Station (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The heroes of the movie last seen each other on the Belarusian railway station in the summer of 1945. A quarter-century, they meet at the funeral of comrade.
Style: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: hopes, life & death, destiny, life is a bitch, justice, society, friendship, railway station, train, world war two
Time: 20th century
Place: russia
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The Turin Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: horse, poverty, desperation, family relations, everyday life, human nature, destiny, society, survival, isolation, dying, wounded animal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, turin italy
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Tigertail (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Style: thought provoking, touching, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: father daughter relationship, dream, loveless marriage, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship, storytelling, marriage, love, betrayal, family relations, society ...
Place: america
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This Town (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This Town is in part a social commentary, giving us some scary insight into todays youth but also reflecting the points of view of different generations. At heart, the movie asks the viewer to decide if these characters are right or wrong in their ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense
Plot: womanizer, social problems, multiple storylines, friends, family relations, social relations, city life, relationships, small town, family problems, society, friendship ...
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prison life, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, politics, starvation, re-education, society, state affairs, death, worker ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 1960s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Little Miss Perfect (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An overambitious high school freshman tries to control her life by controlling her weight.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: anorexia, self harm, high school, teenager, student, peer pressure, family problems, weight loss, dysfunctional family, fighting illness, social problems, society ...
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Kodachrome (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Ryder is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder cross country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben's nurse ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, parents and children, destiny, society, rivalry, adventure, hopes, family, obsession, friends ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Delay (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. María is never alone: she watches over everyone, sleeps very little, and works too much. She’s increasingly overwhelmed. One day, on impulse, María decides to abandon Agustín. The tightening ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, working class, family life, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, single parent, old man, poverty, nursing, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, uruguay
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59%
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Jew-Boy Levi (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benjamin Levi (Bruno Cathomas) is a Bavarian cattle dealer traveling to pre-World War II Germany on his annual trip to a remote farming village. Levi hopes to do some business and, more importantly, win the hand of the lovely Lisbeth (Caroline ...
Style: touching, bleak, disturbing, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, wartime life, village life, village, anti semitism, survival, isolation, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, intellectual, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, cancer, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, fighting illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Apostle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Akim, young Muslim will become imam sees his upset when he is touched by the love of Christ ... In a family chaos that opposes his brother identity Akim attempt to be accepted by his family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, introspection, cause and meaning, family in crisis, society, family problems, religions or cults, faith, culture clash, family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: complex, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: library, life is a bitch, violence, psychopath, life & death, brutality, society, hospital, danger, pubic hair, male nudity, homeless man ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, workplace, dishonesty, chaos, environmentalism, factory, society, state affairs, danger, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
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King Lear (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, psychological, rough
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, family, greed, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, life philosophy, life & death, brutality, politics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: rich and poor, culture clash, social decay, life is a bitch, society, denial, family relations, human nature, redemption, friendship, city life, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
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49%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, gay slur, hate crime, injustice, coming out, graphic violence, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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48%
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Blackbird (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.
Style: sentimental, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, heartbreaking ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, euthanasia, life & death, family problems, dying man, meaning of life, doubts and hesitations, problem solving, death of mother, dark secret, health situation ...
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Inch'Allah (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, doctors and patients, political unrest, injustice, society, life is a bitch, friendship, wartime life, doctor, terrorism, tragedy, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
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47%
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Aurora (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she read in the newspaper that a newborn baby was found in a dumpster, a teacher becomes obsessed with giving it a proper burial.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: abortion, foster child, judge, adoption, burial, doctor, newborn baby, female protagonist, baby, dead child, bird, teacher ...
Place: latin america
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Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, danger, prostitute, society, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, retirement home, family, aging, grandmother grandson relationship, mother daughter relationship, picnic, grandfather grandson relationship, heart attack, dying, death, family relations ...
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45%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, price of justice, life is a bitch, ambition, legal, society, human spirit, working class, racism, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
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No Letting Go (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mental illness, family relations, bipolar disorder, mental health, coming of age, teenage boy, family problems, teenager, mother son relationship, human nature, parents and children, teenage life ...
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42%
The Whisperers (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Whisperers tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: elderly, radio, old lady, dishonesty, crimes, golden years, society, mental illness, poverty, stolen money, old age, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mango Yellow (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a poor neighborhood in Recife, the lives of exotic and bizarre characters entwine in a bar and in a very low-budget hotel. The queer Dunga works in the hotel and has a crush on the butcher Wellington that is married with the religious Kika and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: bar, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, human nature, sexual relations, redemption, couple relations, infidelity, working class, urban ghetto life, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, new zealand, brazil
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