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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his community.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, disturbing
Plot: friendship, village, war, youth, introspection, village life, elderly, human nature, social relations, good versus evil, coming of age, fight, father son relationship, old woman, grandfather grandson relationship, husband wife relationship, child's point of view, healer, mother son relationship, friends, religions or cults, aging, healing power, mysterious character, witch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about death, friendship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, mother son relationship and rifle mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Bless Me, Ultima: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Better Angels (2014), Secrets of War (2014), Ithaca (2015), The Water Diviner (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, friendship, against humanity, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, nazi ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, stepmother stepson relationship, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, illinois, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, world war two, best friends, war, village, village life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, youth, friendship between boys, teenager, child ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, world war two, friendship, coming of age, promise, death of brother, jealousy, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, escapades, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, death of son, loss of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, thought provoking, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Puppetmaster (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: puppet, puppeteer, world war two, human spirit, anti war, politics, wartime life, performer's life, war, village, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: taiwan, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, politics, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, vienna, harvard university, belgrade, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, military, physicist, top secret, scientific research, scientist, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, usa, europe, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
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Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, emotional, sweet ...
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, against the odds, spirituality, faith, little boy, kids in trouble, wartime, survival, courage, family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, usa, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: writers, recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, obsession, genius, teenage boy, friendship, father son relationship, spirituality, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1946, year 2010, 20th century, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, united states, greenwich village manhattan new york city, usa ...
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 548
Amigo (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: soldier, village, moral dilemma, american, friendship, rebel, culture clash, rebelliousness, military, society, communication problem, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s, year 1900
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, danger, war, wartime life, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1957 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fatima (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Portugal, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist ...
Style: touching, sincere, christian film, realistic, mystical ...
Plot: miraculous event, mysticism, catholic, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, redemption, father daughter relationship, religion, children, priest, faith, flash forward ...
Time: year 1917, year 1948, year 2017, year 2008, year 1989 ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the childhood of Oz in Jerusalem and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel. The plot describes the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.
Style: sincere, sad, suspenseful, psychological, based on true events
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, family relations, depression, husband wife relationship, anti semitism, school, mother son relationship, autobiography, childhood memory, based on a novel, female director, knocking on a door ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: jerusalem, israel, tel aviv israel, europe, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
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: friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, spanish civil war, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Taking Chance (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: war, military, soldier, self discovery, military life, patriotism, marines, iraq war, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004
Place: iraq, wyoming, usa, salt lake city utah, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, boxing, boxer, auschwitz, confined, love and romance, danger, against humanity, misfit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 11K
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: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, politics, classmate, childhood, poverty, demonstration, historical event, communism, social differences, youth, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 4K
Mr. Pip (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: wartime life, teachers and students, elementary school, island, social relations, civil war, war, political unrest, friends, power relations, state affairs, school ...
Place: papua new guinea, asia, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 758
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, country music, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, starting over, downfall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, year 2010
Place: usa, alabama, virginia, ohio, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, occupation, execution, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, german, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Killing Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, factual ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, obsession, americana, hitman, deadly, head of state, conspiracy, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, illinois, virginia, maryland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, wartime life, down on your luck, anti war, terminal illness, ecological disaster, battles, nuclear holocaust, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 448
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, hopes, escapades, state affairs, social decay ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, guatemala, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 1K
Silent Night (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: military, friendship, anti war, single parent, danger, german soldier, mother son relationship, christmas eve, boy, against humanity, world war two, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 439K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, bible, world war two, soldier, physician, pacifism, courage, american soldier, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 27K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, september 11 2001 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%