Movies like Fontamara

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Fontamara (1980)
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Fontamara (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to buy some land and in order to reach his aim he has the idea of going to a great city. When Maria Grazia is raped by the fascists, Berardo and Antonio decide to leave Fontamara and go to Rome. Here they are swindled by a lawyer and afterwards they are invited by an antifascist to a restaurant where they are arrested by the police because of some subversive papers they had.
Plot: police, fascism, farm, resistance, italian fascism, countryside, leftist
Time: 1930s
Place: rome italy, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and thought provoking films with plots about fascism, murder, husband wife relationship, italian fascism, countryside, female nudity and family relations mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like Fontamara: The Divine Nymph (1975), The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987), A Special Day (1977), Down the Ancient Stairs (1975), Three Brothers (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Divine Nymph (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the decadent Roaring Twenties, a beautiful woman engages in affairs with two men, playing them against each other.
Plot: cmnf, nudity (full frontal - brief), cruelty to animal, fascism, erotica, sex, female nudity
Time: 1920s
Place: italy
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The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tragic romance set in Ferrara, Italy in 1938, and at a nearby seaside resort, a wealthy Jewish boy is thwarted in marrying the girl he loves when Mussolini's race laws (enacted to cement the regime's growing alliance with Germany) ...
Plot: lgbt, fascist, concentration camp, suicide, world war two, female nudity, dentist, binoculars, political rally, homosexual, italian fascism, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: italy
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A Special Day (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: rome italy, italy
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Maria Montessori: una vita per i bambini (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The story of Maria Montessori the most famous pedagogue of the world. She spent all her life to make her "metodo" (method) accepted in the archaic Italian school system, while the rest of the world immediately understand the importance of ...
Plot: fascism, illegitimate son, children, school, university, philosophy, feminism, education, scientist, italian fascism
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to isolate the germ of madness. He is also a very active ...
Plot: female nudity, sex, adultery, nymphomaniac, mental institution
Time: 1930s
Place: tuscany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: hopes, family relations, funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, estrangement, family problems, dealing with death, social worker, farm, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, turin italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: murder, killer, police, politics, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
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Nest of Vipers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the Fascist era in Venice, a young music student has affairs with two beautiful women.
Plot: fascism, love, incest, piano teacher, playing piano, male full rear nudity, older woman younger man sex, male nudity, legs, female nudity, man and woman naked in bed, fascist ...
Time: 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
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Plot: years of lead, communist, prison riot, violence, mafia, police, friendship, prison, working class, terrorism, organized crime, jail
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mario and the Magician (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Twenties: The German Fuhrmann family spend their holidays in Italy again. The country is full of mysteries in that time. The Fuhrmann's have to realize the upcoming and growing fascism and their children are fascinated by a magician ...
Plot: bathing, summer vacation, vacation, girl, beach, magic, holiday, sea, puberty, female nudity, nude bathing, coming of age ...
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La grande quercia (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1943, Vincenzio and Maria take their children to his father's Tuscan farm. Vincenzio commutes to Rome where he's a physician and, in the hospital basement, prints an anti-Fascist paper. His brother is in the Resistance; his father ...
Plot: fascism, brother brother relationship, resistance, nazi occupation, world war two, family relations, truce
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Place: tuscany, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: female director, world war two, class struggle, post war, italian history, myth, greek mythology, resistance, mythology
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
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Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, train travel, exile, honeymoon, childhood trauma, introspection, political unrest, state affairs, against humanity, society ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, uplifting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama
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31%
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