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The Birch Tree (1967)
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The Birch Tree (1967)
Original name: Breza
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Beautiful but ailing girl is married to a harsh man who doesn't care for her. Only after she dies does he realize that he actually loves her.
Plot: village, dysfunctional marriage, death, baby, marriage, forest ranger, terminal illness, death in the family, countryside
Place: croatia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about death, marriage, countryside, love, village, husband wife relationship and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Birch Tree: Lina's Wedding (1973), The Run of the Country (1995), Days to Remember (1987), Kreutzer Sonata (1987), Landscape with a Woman (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lina's Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lina is in her best age, mid-30s. She is strong-willed, resilient and self-conscious. There has never been a man in her life, on the contrary, she even had to play the man's role on the small farm to sustain herself and the parents. But the ...
Plot: love, farm, hate, single, tragic event, marriage, pregnancy, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 1910s
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The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, countryside, strained relationship, father son relationship, romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
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Days to Remember (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this melodramatic tale, the well-made plans of a career-obsessed woman are derailed when she sets her sights on a young man who is plainly not very interested in her. In the story, Katherina is an ambitious reporter for German television, and her ...
Plot: mountain, older woman younger man relationship, tv reporter, platonic relationship, family relations, male female relationship, sex scene, television reporter, night swimming, swimming, sex, children ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, germany, montenegro
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87%
Kreutzer Sonata (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A revelatory discussion on a train. Based on Leo Tolstoy's novel of the same name.
Plot: murder, tea, jealousy, piano lesson, children, dysfunctional marriage, assassination attempt, hate, crimes of passion, acquittal, indifference, husband murders wife ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Landscape with a Woman (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A ranger whose passion is nude painting comes to work in a remote Bosnian village. He asks the local women to pose naked for him. They are shy at first, but they eventually agree to do so. This makes their husbands furious, who think that the ranger ...
Plot: posing nude, painter, painting, mountain village, forest ranger, jealousy, male female relationship, countryside, tragic event, urination, artist, village ...
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Mouna Raagam (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Divya, a woman grieving over the death of her lover, is convinced into an arranged marriage with Chandra Kumar. Over a year the couple attempt to adjust to each other's presence and live with each other. Revathi is forced to marry Mohan in an ...
Plot: arranged marriage, train station, marriage, theft, dysfunctional marriage, grief, student, flashback, radical, heart attack, death, hospital ...
Place: delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Morning Bells (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Plot: young woman, village, mountain, fight, bullying, fall in love, getting home, new teacher, boy meets girl, falling in love, countryside, danger ...
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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75%
It Rains in My Village (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A bizarre and tragic love story involving swineherd, village fool, teacher and an agricultural pilot. The story unfolds in a remote village in the communist ruled Yugoslavia at the down of Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: village, small town, small town life, village life, vengeance, alcohol abuse, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, clergy, mentally challenged, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia, Croatia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in pre-World War II Zagreb, the story is seen through the eyes of 6-year-old Perica Šafranek (played by Tomislav Žganec). A dandy from Zagreb, Mr Fulir (played by Relja Bašić), starts flirting with Perica's mother during a family ...
Style: social
Plot: marriage, flirt, singing, infatuation, flirting, period piece
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Doctor Homer's Brother (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This film predominantly deals with the problems of a young man whom his delusions led into conflict with society. These issues will throw him into an adventure that would be tragic for him, but still helpful for him to see the truth. The story takes ...
Plot: fight, post war, doctor, brother brother relationship, partisan, insanity, mountain, death, world war two, machine gun, traitor, battle ...
Place: kosovo
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Pakshe (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Pakshe movie is all about Balachandran (Mohanlal) who had to sacrifice his childhood love (Shobhana), to marry into a rich family who only wanted his IAS Status, in order to save his poor family, lives a life of regret and despair for his decision.
Plot: old love, husband wife estrangement, unhappy marriage, female writer, unrequited love, marriage, debt, dysfunctional marriage, love, suicide, marital separation
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 679
Gypsy Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, lonely, mentaly retarded teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden death of a friend of hers.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: village, countryside, pets, society, family problems, family relations, church, social relations, solace, mental institution, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Mazhayethum Munpe (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Nandakumar is a college professor who wants to get the best treatment for his paralyzed fiancee, Uma Maheshwari. Trouble starts brewing when Shruthi, Nandakumar's student falls in love with him. Will Shruti let Uma unite with Nandakumar weaves ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, flashback, prank, suicide, depression, obsessive love, immaturity, college, professor, paralysis, marriage, love triangle
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Dark Victory (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A TV producer with a terminal illness is given the strength to keep going by her love for her doctor.
Plot: terminal illness, female friendship, marriage, love, dying young, friendship between women, producer, anger, doctor, doctor patient relationship, brain tumor
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Women in Prison (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After graduation, a young woman gets his first job in the women's prison in the province. The story follows her struggle to survive in a small town with her small child, alcohol addiction, and the battle with the prisoners and prison brutality ...
Plot: women's prison, junkie, police officer, glass, husband wife relationship, airplane, prison, police, kitchen, bare breasts, hotel, drug ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Chemmeen (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Karutthamma, the daughter of a Hindu fisherman, falls in love with a Muslim fish trader. However, social prejudices seem to ruin their love life and invite the wrath of their communities.
Style: cult film
Plot: fisherman, fishing village, second marriage, arranged marriage, gossip, betrayal, beach, rumor, fishing, sea, father daughter relationship, greed ...
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62%
Sokol Did Not Love Him (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story begins in a small rural village in Ladimirevci, Eastern Croatia in 1943, where a land owner Sima is helping the Partisan Movement and the official Ustasha regime in order to save the life of his son Beneš, who is enlisted in the German ...
Plot: landowner, court martial, death, hiding, camp, fight, village, cemetery, celebration, german, world war two, priest ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: yugoslavia, croatia, balkan, former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 169
Memed My Hawk (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt governor. When an assassination attempt is made against the official, ...
Plot: squad, car, countryside, murder, posse, arranged marriage, death, tradition, highwayman, village, kidnapping, rifle ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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By the Fire (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Chile
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Daniel and Alejandra, a working class couple in their late 30s, move to the countryside near the Andes Mountains to begin the next chapter of their life together. Alejandra is ill, and Daniel looks after her, his soul mate. He scratches out a living ...
Plot: illness, kitten, bedridden, bedroom, terminal illness, fire, countryside
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
And This Will Pass, Too... (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wonderful war stories about Isidor Katanic, officer who spent his working life as a calligrapher writing to various documents. Resignation living at home, living with rampant wife and her son from a previous marriage, sloth. Very soon retire and go ...
Plot: officer, master, world war two, pistol, horse, husband wife relationship, party, brother in law, communist, ss, yelling, hanging ...
Place: former yugoslavia, belgrade, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 65
To the Night (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Norman, who lost his parents in a fire as a child, is obsessed with light and haunted by its destructive powers.
Style: light, avant garde
Plot: death, fire, male nudity, beach, camera, baby
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Doctor Francoise Gailland (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Françoise Gailland has a hectic schedule, which causes her to have little time to spend with her family, which consists of her husband Gérard, her pregnant teenager daughter Élisabeth, and her sullen son Julien. However, she does manage to ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, pregnant teenager, dysfunctional family, fear of death, doctor, cancer, extramarital affair, medical examination, hospital visit, doctors, family relations, family reunited ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 360
Fine Things (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, death in the family, kidnapping, pregnancy, reunion, missing person, romance, single parent, love and romance, dealing with death, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 116 min.
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Plot: countryside, drink, drinking, neighbor, culture clash, truck, teenage boy, vietnamese, return home, brother in law sister in law relationship, death of father, brother brother relationship ...
Place: vietnam
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49%
Cherry Blossoms (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After finding out that her husband, Rudi, has a fatal illness, Trudi Angermeier arranges a trip to Berlin so they can see their children. Of course, the kids don't know the real reason they're visiting -- and the catch is, neither does ...
Style: touching, stylized, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, couple relations, family reunited, age difference, couples, romance, family, friendship, death in the family, parents and children, dancer, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, europe, asia, germany ...
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49%
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Mountain Cry (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pained cry pierces the heart of a rustic mountain town in Larry Yang’s remarkable second feature Mountain Cry. When La Hong (Yu Ailei) dies in an accident involving an explosive badger trap, naïve Han Chong (Wang Ziyi) obeys village decree and ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, sentimental, disturbing
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Better Than Escape (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Yugoslav stage actor marries an American girl in Belgrade and has a child with her, when his career downhill out of political reasons he develops a drinking habit, his wife leaves him and takes their daughter to U.S.A.
Plot: american, dysfunctional marriage, culture clash, actor, drink, jail, tv show, car accident, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, marriage, theatre production ...
Place: belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, romantic, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, lady, infidelity, passion, sexual relations, fall in love, dysfunctional marriage, paralysis, family relations, world war one, pianist ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Story of Poor (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: wedding, rape, revenge, friend, escape, compassion, servant, love, death of father, prison, assault, murder ...
Place: tbilisi, siberia, georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Helen Lester is in love with a man she has known just 24 hours, a playboy who spent time in jail for passing bad checks. Though the man has promised to change, most of her straitlaced relatives are up in arms. But Clare Lester, Helen's ...
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42%