Movies like Little Secret

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Little Secret
Original name: Pequeno Segredo
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Little Secret is a film with three interlocked stories all connected by a single secret that converge to reveal the tragic yet beautiful lives of three families and how hope, dreams and destiny can unite people from very different parts of the world.
Plot: amazon, hiv, children, adoption
Place: new zealand, brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about children, adoption, amazon, family relations, runaway, orphan and childhood mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Little Secret: Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000), I Remember (2005), Hans Staden (1999), Chronically Unfeasible (2000), Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil.
Plot: musician, brazilian, composer, fictional biography, boy, marriage, flashback, concert, male nudity, controversy, flash forward, virginity ...
Time: 1900s, 1890s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: brazil, paris france, new york
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 6.5
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I Remember
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The memories of Guiga, from early childhood to young adulthood: his family, relatives, friends, fears, dreams and reality in a still provincial city of Salvador, Bahia, from the 50s to the 70s.
Plot: erection, memory, children, peeping tom, boy, masturbation, uncircumcised penis, ejaculation
Place: brazil
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Hans Staden
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to survive he tries to convince the Indians that he is not ...
Plot: captive, cannibal, held captive, colonization, pubic hair, female nudity, male nudity, tribe, native american tribe, amazon, body paint, cannibalism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   93%
 
Chronically Unfeasible
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Filmed over a five-year period, Chronically Unfeasible dissects Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political, sociological and economic disparities between Brazil's upper and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, downfall, restaurant, rich and poor, urban ghetto, down on your luck, social decay, urban ghetto life, working class, politics, injustice, campaign ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   71%
 
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Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, West Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl from the countryside goes to the city of Belém to take part in the Círio de Nazaré celebrations. Led to prostitution, she wishes to move to the wealthiest Southeast region of Brazil. In a dance club, she meets a truck driver that ...
Style: road movie
Plot: deforestation, prostitution, ecology, amazon, poverty, forest, truck driver, truck
Place: brazil
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Fitzcarraldo
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, offbeat, serious, meditative ...
Plot: jungle, dreams, obsession, boat, opera, adventure, follow your dream, eccentricity, insanity, obsessive quest, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, peru, brazil
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The White Knights
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jacques Arnault, head of Sud Secours NGO, is planning a high impact operation: he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphan victims of the Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Françoise Dubois, a journalist, is ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: wartime life, danger, life is a bitch, journalism, rescue, media, orphan, frenchman abroad, wounded, sunbathing, camp, scam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: africa
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An Angel at My Table
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, serious, reflective, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, book, mental illness, prodigy, childhood, storytelling, writer's life, schizophrenia, literature, mentor, writers, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   58%
 
 5.6
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Amazon
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Finland, Brazil, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: jungle, adventurer, treasure hunt, adventure, love affair, culture clash, danger, escapades, tribe, survival, destiny, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   73%
 
 7.0
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Foster Child
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thelma (Cherry Pie Picache), together with her husband Dado (Dan Alvaro) and teenage sons Gerald (Alwyn Uytingco) and Yuri (Jiro Manio), are a poor urban family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned ...
Plot: adoption, foster child, alley, orphanage, urination, toilet, children, hotel, shower
Place: manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
The Awakening of Annie
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The lovely orphan Annie is wandering St Tropez when she meets a mysterious photo-journalist, who convinces her to pose nude for him on the luscious beaches. Proud of her work as the photographer’s muse, Annie agrees to travel to Brazil with him to ...
Plot: nudist camp, amazon, attempted rape, nudist, shot in the stomach, cunnilingus, threatened with a knife, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, sex, male full rear nudity, shaved labia ...
Place: riviera, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
Naked Childhood
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Handed over to foster care by his mother—who's unwilling to give up permanent custody—the now-adolescent François understands that nothing in life is permanent, and his increasingly erratic actions reflect this knowledge.
Plot: childhood, foundling, troublemaker, underage smoking, prank, boy, marriage, death, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, brutality, adoption ...
Time: 1960s
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System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
Reaching for the Moon
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1951 New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Although ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: writer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, lesbian, love and romance, couples, gay, brazilian, foe turned friend, jealous spouse, poetry, poetry reading ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
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Chico Xavier
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
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Time: 20s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: brazil
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Mango Yellow
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Duration: 103 min.
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A Brand New Life
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Madame Rosa
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Place: europe, france, paris france
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Home for the Holidays
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After their parents are killed in a terrible accident, the four McMurrin children live with their loving Aunt Martha. Martha wants to adopt the children but the town's bitter old banker stands in their way. However, the children's courage ...
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    User:   51%
 
In the Best Interest of the Children
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.
Plot: prayer, teasing, lawyer, singing, christmas tree, christmas, crying, snow, cigarette smoking, courtroom, break up, court ...
Place: iowa
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Bye Bye Brasil
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion player is completely enamored of Salomé, and he begs to come ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, road movie
Plot: performer's life, on the road, artists and showbiz, friendship, parents and children, nightlife, showbiz, wizards and magicians, friends, couples, family relations, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 6.0
 108
Vanechka
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl dreaming to become an actress goes through hell with an orphan baby on her hands. The whole world seems to be against her. She meets the love of her life when there is no one to stand by her.
Plot: love, elevator, crying, adoption, newspaper, cooking, kidnapping, priest, strike, restaurant, friend, black dress ...
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The Revolt of Job
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "The Revolt of Job" tells the story of a childless Jewish couple in WWII-era Hungary who adopt a Hungarian boy. They raise him with their values and traditions. Unfortunately, the Nazis eventually come and round up all Jewish families in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, human spirit, adoption, war, wartime life, society, holocaust, family relations, rebelliousness, family life, against humanity, deportation ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, hungary
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Child of Rage
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: family life, adoption, haunted by the past, youth, family problems, clergy, uncover truth, life is a bitch, family relations, little girl, child abuse, adoptive father adopted son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
Jungle 2 Jungle
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, funny, harsh ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: jungle, family, culture clash, father son relationship, fish, parents and children, family bonds, disney, fish out of water, indians, natural disaster, divorce ...
Place: new york, brazil, latin america, usa, venezuela ...
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    User:   41%
 
The Beniker Gang
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When his younger friends go up for adoption, threatening their extended family, an orphaned teen helps them discourage potential parents.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, on the run, adventure, youth, family relations, family, orphan, gang, adoption, journalism, siblings relations, captivity ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   35%
 
 7.0
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Chocolate
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.
Plot: clown, black man, tuberculosis, circus, theater, museum, poster, gambling debt, flashback, gambling, illegal immigrant, police ...
Time: year 1917
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 7.2
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Heritages
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his motherland for the third time, the realisation dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman ...
Plot: photograph, beach, bomb, little girl, school, girl, little boy, train, boy, wall, refugee, boat ...
Time: 2000s
Place: paris france, beirut lebanon, lebanon, ottoman empire, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Inspired by the moving and brave book “Só as Mães São Felizes”, by Lucinha Araújo, Cazuza's mother, the film covers a little more than 10 years of the singer’s crazy and brief life – from the beginning of his career in the Circo ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: rock, music band, musician's life, rising to stardom, music, ambition, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, against the rules, rise to the top, addiction, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
 6.8
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Fly Away Home
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: family, father daughter relationship, birds, single parent, young heroes, beautiful scenery, parenthood, childhood, divorce, dealing with death, children, animals ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
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