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, failing business

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about poverty, unemployment, working class, family relations, society, life is a bitch and friendship 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, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: unemployment, society, working class, economic crisis, layoff, job interview, poverty, life is a bitch, rivalry, dance lesson, shoplifter, dance class ...
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, boy, husband wife relationship, single father, fat man, singer, small town, escape, bare breasts, dentures, unemployment ...
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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: nostalgia, construction site, labor union, working class, social criticism, brass band, social issues, past, worker, family relations
Time: 70s
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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, pornography, marxism, social issues, advertising, printer, middle class, improv, small business, socialism, entrepreneur, brother brother relationship
Time: 60s, 1960s
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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: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, working class, love affair, life is a bitch, leaving home, family life, survival, human nature, realism, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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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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: cynicism, reporter, politician, love hate relationship, cheating, jealousy, journalism, downfall, ethics, journalist, morals, double suicide ...
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68%
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: unfaithful husband, wedding, society, generation gap, politics, working class, pregnancy, welder, past, worker, urban setting
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Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, unemployment, society, down on your luck, poverty, starvation, canary, male objectification, water, erection, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
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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.
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57%
 6.8
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Seduction by the Sea (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
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District (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
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Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: disturbing, compassionate, touching, emotional, realistic ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: northern england, england, britain
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
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Jaime (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kites Over Helsinki (2001)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Way Out (2014)
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, psychological ...
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41%
 5.5
 151
Mad Ship (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
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41%
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Diamond Island (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Germany, Qatar, Thailand
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, breakdown, family problems, vengeance, couple relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, family relations, unemployment, grief, depression, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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."
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: poverty, homelessness, blue collar, working class, recession
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%