Movies like Burning Birds

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Burning Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Since her fish salesman husband was killed by militant thugs for his political affiliations, Kusum has been left alone to support her eight children and her mother-in-law. She does this by breaking rocks in a nearby quarry. But of course, things can get worse and they do in this heartfelt but gruelling litany of suffering.
Plot: released from prison, feeding someone, slaughterhouse, cruelty, death of husband, suicide by hanging, poverty, vagina, brothel, sex scene, dead animal, arrest, suicide, handcuffs, bus, undressing, prostitute, violence, crying, eating
Place: sri lanka

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and melancholic films with plots about crying, cigarette smoking, drinking, friendship, telephone call, mother daughter relationship and suicide mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Burning Birds: Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965), The Deputy and the Congressman (1978), The Way Out (2014), White Oleander (2002), An Unlikely Romance (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: poverty, boy, child abuse, undressing, swimming, brutality, juvenile delinquent, nude swimming, juvenile detention, children, orphanage, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s
Place: buenos aires argentina
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The Deputy and the Congressman
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: politics, gays and lesbians, against the rules, forbidden love, murder, coming out, hospital, politician, hustler, hidden camera, male prostitute, blackmail ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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The Way Out
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka. Their efforts to live a decent and dignified life run up against the "Romani social trap," which is racism, the society's prejudices, ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak
Plot: social misfits, realism, parents and children, unemployment, life is a bitch, misfit, society, family problems, family relations, couple relations, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
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 7.2
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White Oleander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, prison, murder, mother daughter relationship, artist, runaway, dysfunctional family, loneliness, parents and children, school, friendship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, nova scotia, mexico
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An Unlikely Romance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Luisa and Erika are prototypes of young women who plunge into relationships with the "wrong" men. Luisa (Berenika Kohoutová) wants to become an actress, which upsets her husband Igor to no end. Erika (Alzbeta Pazoutová) is trying to work ...
Plot: lesbian, psychiatrist, female hysteria, bisexual woman, drunken woman, screaming woman, mentally unstable, traumatic experience, manipulative behavior, manipulative person, colleague colleague relationship, parenthood ...
Place: prague, prague czech republic
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First, Last and Deposit
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, single parent, school, obsession, down on your luck, suburbs, urban ghetto, suburban life, unemployment, urban ghetto life, working class, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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Submarino
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: redemption, addiction, dysfunctional family, heroin, drugs, violence, drug addiction, depression, storytelling, brothers, urban, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, kindergarten, copenhagen denmark
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 5.4
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Salon Kitty
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, disturbing, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, forbidden love, anti semitism, sexual relations, holocaust, politics, political unrest, social decay, wartime life, prostitute ...
Time: 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, rome italy, berlin germany, warsaw poland ...
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The Great Beauty
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: surreal, talky, stylized, intellectual, semi serious ...
Plot: aging, art, artist, drinking, party, friendship, surrealism, writer's life, journalist, poverty, obsession, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Clouds of Sils Maria
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: aging, drinking, lesbian, internet, actor's life, hotel, mentor, relationships, introspection, complex characters, dialogue, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, california, swiss alps, zurich switzerland, alps
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 7.2
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Shame
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, bleak, erotic ...
Plot: pornography, addiction, suicide attempt, sexuality, male nudity, sex addict, obsession, prostitution, strong sexual content, introspection, sex, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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Peppermint Candy
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, clever, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: reunion, haunted by the past, politics, destiny, friend, interrogation, suicide, martial law, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, student protest, urinal ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1994, year 1984, year 1980 ...
Place: south korea
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The Italian
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Plot: russian, adoption, children, loneliness, runaway, orphan, friendship, corruption, drinking, childhood, mentor, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, italy, tokyo
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Three Brothers
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, farm, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, terrorism, funeral, mafia, death, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, italy, naples italy, germany, rome italy
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West
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: starting over, hopes, society, immigrants, single parent, social decay, family relations, female scientist, german, vomiting, intergenerational friendship, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, west germany, east germany, german democratic republic ...
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The Florida Project
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Plot: motel, children, child, friendship, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, drug use, women, drug addiction, poverty, little girl, childhood ...
Place: florida
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Bread and Roses
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, immigrants, working class, poverty, justice, business, realism, betrayal, political, boss and employee, corporate america, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america, tijuana mexico ...
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A Burning Hot Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, love triangle, friendship, human nature, sexual relations, breakup, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, italy, rome italy
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Ladybird Ladybird
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: realistic, biting, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: working class, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, immigrants, single parent, violence, drinking, hospital, parents and children, custody, life philosophy, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, california, liverpool, paraguay
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The Class
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, vengeance, social decay, high school life, teenage life, life is a bitch, bully, misfit, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: estonia, europe
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System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
Christ Stopped at Eboli
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, village, idealism, rebelliousness, small town, self discovery, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, politics, small town life, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, southern italy, naples italy, sicily ...
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Bad Guy
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when she can't pay, she is forced into working in the brothel. But when she gets the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: obsession, prostitution, voyeurism, gangsters, sexual abuse, love, violence, college, guilt, relationships, pornography, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, seoul
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 7.2
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Off the Map
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: depression, desert, coming of age, mental illness, parents and children, childhood, transformation, family in crisis, family problems, loneliness, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, new jersey, california ...
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
 7.5
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Babel
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, suicide, redemption, depression, death, guilt, parenthood, destiny, nanny, father daughter relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, japan, morocco, africa, asia ...
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System:   37%
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Black Stone
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While his parents are toiling away in a food processing plant in Seoul, Shon Sun is drafted in the army. But being prey to abuse, he deserts. Back in Seoul he finds out his parents have disappeared. Intent on finding them, he embarks on a journey ...
Style: surreal
Plot: insect, sex scene, biracial, gas mask, night, adopted son, anal sex, vomiting, death of mother, factory, sea, gay ...
Place: korea
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System:   36%
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 6.6
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Leo
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, prison, going straight, redemption, love affair, parents and children, death in the family, release from prison, dysfunctional family, prison life, infidelity, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 7.8
 8K
Poetry
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: poetry, aging, loneliness, suicide, hospital, golden years, friendship, teacher, character study, sexual abuse, life & death, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
Down to the Bone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, crumbling marriage, going straight, rehabilitation, human nature, destructive relationship, infidelity, cocaine, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
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Starlet
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, friends, aging, older woman younger woman relationship, introspection, twentysomething life, aspiring actor, reach out, porn, dysfunctional character, lifestyle, unsimulated sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965
Place: california, los angeles, usa, paris france
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System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Standing Tall
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, delinquent, judge, juvenile delinquency, teenager, pregnant teenager, teenage boy, criminal, troublemaker, reform school, reform ...
Place: france
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    User:   36%
 
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