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: corporal punishment, racism, boarding school, coming of age, identity, lapland, teacher, teenage girl, school, book, library, punishment, poetry, runaway, humiliation, undressing, singing, female director, race, dancing, student, family relations, camp, train, church ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to Sami Blood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, teacher, coming of age, school, friendship, society and youth mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Sami Blood: Black Shack Alley (1983), Evil (2003), Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), King of the Hill (1993), The Slingshot (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, grandmother, orphan, youth, young heroes, society, coming of age, mischievous children, single parent, rich and poor, family life, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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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: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, rebellion, rebelliousness, corporal punishment, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, private school, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, beating, boarding school life, reformatory, discipline, gay rape, orphan, juvenile delinquency, fighting the system, teachers and students, human spirit, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, parents and children, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, family life, self discovery, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, bleak, enigmatic, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, coming of age, childhood, child abuse, politics, working class, reform school, bigotry, mischievous children, society, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, teenage life, family problems, youth, parents and children, death in the family, teenage love, dysfunctional family, disorder, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Charter (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a recent and difficult divorce, Alice hasn't seen her children in two months as she awaits a custody verdict. When her son calls her in the middle of the night, Alice takes action, abducting the children on an illicit charter trip to the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: custody battle, family relations, abduction, on the run, family conflict, children, husband wife conflict, father son relationship, resort, female director, boy, father daughter conflict ...
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, touching, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, power relations, lifestyle, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, teenage life, teachers and students, corporal punishment, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: radical, politics, family problems, family life, political unrest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, journalism, hopes, immigrants, state affairs, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cuba, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Barndommens gade (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: I en lille 2-værelses baggårdslejlighed, på Vesterbro i København, bor den 14 årige Ester (Sofie Gråbøl) sammen med faderen (Torben Jensen), moderen (Vigga Bro) og storebroderen Carl (Carl Quist Møller). Det er tidens typiske arbejderkvarter ...
Plot: menstruation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, girl, grownups
Time: 1930s
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, couple relations, human spirit, power relations, friends, injustice, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sincere, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, culture clash, social relations, youth, parents and children, society, village life, bittersweet, boarding school, girl, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 24K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, male nudity, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, ambition, society, war ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 13K
The Road Home (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: sentimental, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: funeral, village, businessman, teacher, first love, death, fall in love, wooing, grief, coffin, burial, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: family life, village life, parents and children, coming of age, alcohol abuse, family relations, religions or cults, youth, hopes, social relations, village, farm ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, farm, village, peasant, family life, parents and children, clergy, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 706
Psychobitch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frida is different. Self chosen different. Marius, on the other hand is the most perfect boy in class, and likes to show off. When they have to work together at school, it's the start of a turbulent and challenging relationship. Generation ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, group of friends, friend, sexual tension, photographer, female sociopath, social outcast, passive aggressive girl, humiliation, chase ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Miss Impossible (2016)
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Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Birth of a Nation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.
Plot: school, corporal punishment, juvenile delinquent, sex education, riot, teacher, education, classroom, children, bullying, profanity
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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, altar boy, school, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, society, hopes, gays and lesbians, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Leaving of Liverpool (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.
Plot: corporal punishment, world war two, self mutilation, schoolgirl, spanking, juvenile delinquency, female protagonist, orphan, self inflicted injury, caning
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, politics, family relations, tradition, village, muslim, estrangement, state affairs, school, political unrest, idealism, religions or cults ...
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Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Time: post world war two, 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
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Time: 19th century, 1810s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Noi the Albino (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Story: 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, surrounded by ominous mountains and buried under a shroud of snow. Noi dreams of escaping from this white-walled prison with ...
Style: harsh, touching, depressing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: gas station, friendship, family relations, teenage life, unfulfilled love, heist, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, youth, social relations, genius ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, great depression, family relations, beating, arrested, escape, loss of child, secret police, mass murder, violence, idealism, fear ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, year 1937
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Evening Dress (2009)
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Story: Like many of her classmates, 12 year old tomboy Juliette has a crush on Mrs. Solenska, a teacher distinguished by stylish attire and an uninhibited, provocative classroom demeanor. Juliette's fascination turns into all-consuming obsession, ...
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To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%