Movies like Land of Oblivion

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Land of Oblivion (2011)
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Land of Oblivion (2011)
Original name: La terre outragée
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tchernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: evacuation, radiation, dealing with death, small town, accident, nuclear power plant, tour guide, dead animal, wedding party, radiation poisoning, firefighter, wedding, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, disorder, life turned upside down, catastrophe, female director, winter, female nudity, rain, factory, nuclear, smoking, ferris wheel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1986
Place: ukraine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, society, female director, small town, youth and haunted by the past mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Land of Oblivion: Chernobyl. Abyss (2021), Dam Street (2005), Nobody Owns Me (2013), Innocent Saturday (2011), I Am from Titov Veles (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chernobyl. Abyss (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Story: The film tells about the firefighter, heroically eliminating the consequences of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Style: rough, disaster movie, bleak, sad, depressing ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear reactor, firefighter, death, evacuation, accident, firefighting, deadly, nuclear power plant, disaster film, radiation sickness, hospital ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, chernobyl
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50%
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Dam Street (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's adoption, telling Yun the child died at birth. Ten ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: estrangement, small town, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, social misfits, society, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, foster child ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, single parent, family problems, youth, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: catastrophe, friendship, danger, race against time, nuclear threat, survival, small town, escape, radiation, nuclear reactor, chases and races, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: social decay, introspection, dysfunctional family, family relations, daydreamer, society, family problems, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia
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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: dishonesty, workplace, life is a bitch, chaos, environmentalism, factory, state affairs, society, danger, human nature, workplace situations, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
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76%
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Scarecrow (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, touching, biting ...
Plot: life is a bitch, mockery, deception, school, brutality, outcast, teenagers, betrayal by friend, first love, teenager, youth, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, catastrophe, radiation, nuclear holocaust, future dystopia, danger, life is a bitch, chaos, demolished city, parents and children, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: teacher, kindergarten, dedicated educator, teachers and students, small town, small town life, idealism, social decay, bittersweet, realism, social relations, social worker ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, youth, society, life is a bitch, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, small town, human nature, wilderness, parents and children, small town life, working class, sexual abuse, introspection, society, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, political unrest, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, society, crimes, disorder, coming of age, siblings relations, female director
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: emotional, psychological, gloomy, touching, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, estrangement, youth, small town life, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, loss, coming of age, love, death
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Chorus (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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65%
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65%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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60%
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60%
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