Movies like Sami Blood

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Sami Blood (2016)
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Sami Blood (2016)
Original name: Sameblod
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.
Style: harsh
Plot: racism, boarding school, coming of age, lapland, identity, corporal punishment, race, dancing, school, student, teacher, camp, train, church, book, sister sister relationship, singing, theft, teenage girl, university, team, instructor, kiss, pain, peeping ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: sweden

Most similar movies to Sami Blood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about school, friendship, society, teacher, coming of age, youth and family relations mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Sami Blood: Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), Speed Walking (2014), Black Shack Alley (1983), Evil (2003), Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, disturbing
Plot: boarding school life, beating, reformatory, discipline, poetry, dedicated educator, orphan, juvenile delinquency, confrontation with superior, teachers and students, life is a bitch, bishop ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: small town, love triangle, coming of age, life turned upside down, family relations, family in crisis, dealing with death, youth, death in the family, small town life, innocence lost, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Black Shack Alley (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: school, single parent, imperialism, injustice, high school life, society, family life, human spirit, youth, power relations, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.8
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Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, boarding school life, coming of age, humiliation, bully, child abuse, violence, domestic violence, boarding school, private school ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, rugby, bullying, hopes, teachers and students, hardcase students, misfit, lifestyle, society, dedicated educator, social misfits ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hotel, coming of age, dysfunctional family, against the odds, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family life, self discovery, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Miss Impossible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They’re all nuts. Her parents, who want to send her off to boarding school. Her new teacher, who expects her to read impossibly old books. Her fellow band members, who make her sing ridiculous lyrics and dress her up in a frilly white dress for ...
Plot: coming of age, female protagonist, dress, birthday, new year, sister sister relationship, teenager, teenage girl, singing, classmate classmate relationship, classroom, gay ...
Place: paris france
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81%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: radical, feminism, politics, abortion, coming of age, nanny, greek, parents and children, save the world, idealism, rebellion, dysfunctional family ...
Place: europe, france, chile, cuba, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, execution, idealism, social differences, society, leadership, political unrest, ambition, war, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Sea of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 1969. Nine-year old Caro lives on a pig farm in a small town with her four other siblings and another on the way. She is curious and determined to understand the mysteries of the world around her. But her devout catholic father can't explain ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family life, alcohol abuse, farm, youth, village life, hopes, parents and children, religions or cults, social relations, family relations, village, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching
Plot: school, countryside, peasant, village, farm, winter, money, record player, dancing, life is a bitch, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Fire That Burns (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.
Plot: catholic, child abuse, suffering, catholic church, religion, 16 year old, coming of age, christian, piano, homosexual, classroom, gay ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, couples, injustice, master and servant, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Black Venus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does ...
Style: gloomy, serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: racism, brothel, exhibition, prostitution, colonialism, rebellion, idealism, confined, social misfits, misfit, society, physical appearance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: south africa, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
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Shivers (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with the task of raising two kids alone. The ...
Plot: sex, neighbor, police, politics, indoctrination, stalinism, josef stalin, suicide, propaganda, death, polish, scout ...
Time: 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Plot: classroom, freedom of speech, high school, school, radio, border crossing, high school student, border, friendship between boys, playing piano, cemetery, cold war era ...
Time: 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: child abuse, survival, racism, kidnapping, wilderness, culture clash, punishment, capture, colonialism, australian outback, outback, aborigine ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, sadistic, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, childhood, jewish, politics, socialism, slingshot, condom, child abuse, fascist, working class, reform school ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, coming of age, love triangle, friendship, gay, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, gay sex, french, homosexuality, desert ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Pudana: Last of the Line (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A little Nenets girl Neko is taken against her will from her home to a boarding school in a remote Russian village. Forced to adapt to a foreign culture and new customs, Neko rebels and decides to flee, hoping to get back to her family and old ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: misfit, parents and children, village life, fish out of water, family relations, social relations, culture clash, youth, society, absent mother, hut, song ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, on the road, friendship, human nature, self discovery, rich and poor, hopes, injustice, gang, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, politics, butterfly, atheist, latin, innocence lost, civil war, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, australia, america, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: village, politics, tradition, muslim, village life, social misfits, hopes, state affairs, boarding school life, parents and children, boarding school, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, psychological, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, strike, struggle, human spirit, ira, prison life, society, introspection, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, school, catholic school, society, gender, sexual abuse, gays and lesbians, teachers and students, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, idealism, uneducated, hopes, teachers and students, undisciplined, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, friendship, childhood, poverty, sexual initiation, coming of age, dictatorship, bully, teacher, classmate, demonstration, historical event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, epic, captivating
Plot: rebellion, political unrest, religions or cults, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, rebelliousness, war, rebel, danish, norwegian, decapitation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Innocents (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Plot: abbess, world war two, dancing, faith, russian, eyeglasses, drink, telephone, money, telephone call, bar, ceremony ...
Time: year 1940, year 1945, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cantata de Chile (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 119 min.
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Time: 1900s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%