Movies like One Man's War 1973

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One Man's War (1973)
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One Man's War (1973)
Original name: Yhden miehen sota
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Man leaves his factory job and sells everything to buy an earth mover and start his own business, travelling from place to place with his wife and child. There is not enough work and he is eventually forced to emigrate after many hardships.
Style: social
Plot: entrepreneur, poverty, construction, marriage, unemployment, business ethics, construction site, business, working class, small business, social issues, business competition

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about poverty, unemployment, working class, family relations, society, life is a bitch and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like One Man's War: The Measure of a Man (2015), What the Sun Has Seen (2006), Home for Christmas (1975), The Brothers (1969), It's Winter (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Measure of a Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: unemployment, society, working class, layoff, economic crisis, job interview, poverty, life is a bitch, rivalry, suicide, video surveillance, coworker relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three strangers living in Silesia - a 12-year-old half-orphan, a musically talented girl and a middle-aged unemployed ex-miner - are all desperate to get money to make their small dreams come true.
Plot: poverty, street vendor, single father, fat man, escape, dentures, bare breasts, small town, unemployment, boy, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Home for Christmas (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Construction worker Urho Suomalainen, his factory-worker wife Sirkka, and their two school-age children dream about getting away from their cramped rental apartment and moving to a house of their own. Urho decides to build one from scratch, starting ...
Plot: labor union, nostalgia, social issues, working class, brass band, past, family relations, social criticism, construction site
Time: 70s
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85%
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The Brothers (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers, two different lifestyles collide. Eero is a young married man who opens up a print shop and struggles to get it going. Eki is a student with Marxist ideas, although he dates the daughter of a wealthy shipowner.
Plot: student, printer, improv, social issues, pornography, brother brother relationship, marxism, middle class, advertising, entrepreneur, socialism, small business
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Movie in collections
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It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, working class, love affair, leaving home, family life, life is a bitch, survival, human nature, realism, marriage crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
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Mullum Malarum (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mullum malarum (1978) wriiten for screen and directed by Mahandran, based on the novel of the same by Umachandran which was published in Kalki in the year of 1966. The movie deals with the brother sister relationship between Kaali and valli, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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When the Heavens Fell (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychotherapist's life is wrecked when her private life is exposed in a sensation magazine.
Plot: journalism, suicide, alcohol abuse, cynicism, ethics, love hate relationship, double suicide, media, reporter, jealousy, journalist, cheating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Diary of a Worker (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Juhani, a welder and Ritva, a right-wing backgrounded, future clerk get married. Soon we see that their marriage seems to be all about long business trips, housing problems, concerns about the money and political disagreements.
Style: social realism
Plot: society, past, unfaithful husband, working class, urban setting, welder, generation gap, pregnancy, politics, wedding
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The Migrants (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.
Plot: poverty, hardship, family conflict, farm, childbirth, corruption, mother daughter relationship, field, factory worker, family relations, brother sister relationship, farmer ...
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, abandoned baby, old age, cripple, caretaker, merchant, mother son relationship
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seduction by the Sea (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young women is hired by a woman to seduce her son and convince him to return to home from his self-induced exile.
Plot: island, marriage, seduction, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), frustration, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 38
District (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A young adult learns that some boys in the hood are simply just goods to wealthy men in the area. It's a tale that truly questions how much you value your self-worth.
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Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: semi documentary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: disturbing, compassionate, touching, emotional, realistic ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: northern england, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
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Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
Plot: northern lights, poverty, wilderness, travel, weather, snow, farm
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Jaime (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 20K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 359
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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The Way Out (2014)
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Country: Czech Republic, France
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 128
The March (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."
Plot: poverty, immigration, refugee, nationalism, emigration, apartheid, third world, migration, european union, assassination attempt, wandering, global warming ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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No Place Like Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his brother but that doesn't last for long due to the two ...
Style: gloomy, contemplative, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 690
Aftermath (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, breakdown, family problems, vengeance, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, family relations, unemployment, depression, marriage, death of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
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Secret Passage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: spanish inquisition, marriage, anti semitism
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Place: spain, italy, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%