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The Lotus Eaters (1993)
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The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set off the West Coast of Canada in 1965, a hip new teacher with a miniskirt and lots of ideas turns a small town upside down. The soft autumn light of Galiano Island is beautifully rendered in writer/producer Peggy Thompson's The Lotus Eaters, and that's not the only elusive element that this film has captured. In revisiting its particular time and place - the Gulf Islands of the early '60s -Thompson obviously draws on her own family experiences there. For those who share Thompson's love of Gulf Islands magic, the elements she has assembled will feel as familiar as their own childhood blanket. But there are problems at the core of this story about a family's loss of innocence.
Plot: teacher, island, teenage pregnancy, boat, mine, pig, extramarital affair
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, british columbia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about extramarital affair, family relations, adultery, island, coming of age, love and romance and youth mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Lotus Eaters: Sitting in Limbo (1986), Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Recommendation for Mercy (1975), Teenage Mother (1967), This Time Forever (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sitting in Limbo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The National Film Board of Canada was one of the guiding forces behind Sitting in Limbo. Fabian Gibbs plays a black Montreal college student forced to leave school when his girlfriend Pat Dillon becomes pregnant. Gibbs resents this interruption in ...
Plot: black, teenage pregnancy, racism, poverty
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, canada
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Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: boarding school, native american, culture clash, racism, school, child abuse
Place: canada
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Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: rape, court, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
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84%
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Teenage Mother (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A new health teacher in a high school is nearly raped by drug-dealing students and is blamed when a student turns up pregnant.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, childbirth, cannabis, teacher, faked pregnancy, teen angst, exploitation, con men, marriage, teenager, sex education, pregnancy
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83%
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This Time Forever (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American hockey player, studying in Canada on a hockey scholarship, falls in love while risking his scholarship and the prospect of the Vietnam war draft.
Plot: vietnam war, college, ice hockey, presumed dead, injury, hockey, pregnancy, reunion, single mother, wheelchair, struggle, hospital ...
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An architect and his wife see their relationship challenged.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, sexual relations, life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love triangle, adultery, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Man from the Embassy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Herbert is a German embassy official in Georgia. He lives an inane life until he meets twelve-year-old girl Sashka who makes him laugh and feel responsibility. Soon he is in trouble because he is suspected of pedophilia, meets corrupt policemen, ...
Plot: falsely accused, foreigner, extramarital affair, teacher, mute, friendship, diplomat, street kid, bribery, loneliness, girl man relationship, pedophilia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Spoiled Children (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Account of a film director's brief affair with a young neighbour, and his involvement in the social and political ramifications of a tenancy dispute in an apartment block. Filmmaker Bernard (Michel Piccoli), who is suffering a creative block, ...
Plot: extramarital affair, movie business, sexual revolution, teacher, skyscraper, age difference, laundromat, empowerment, lovesick, affair, creative process, female orgasm ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Necessities of Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, inter cultural
Plot: isolation, tuberculosis, hospital, friends, hopes, human spirit, friendship, doctors and patients, family life, against the rules, family relations, disease ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
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Ambrosia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ambrosia is the story of an Iranian-Canadian couple, Ali and Leila, who dream of an exciting future in Vancouver: Ali owns a pizza shop and thinks of expanding and Leila is an up-and-coming clothing designer. However, their situations change ...
Plot: female director, lgbt, lesbian kiss, lesbian, seamstress, pregnancy
Place: canada
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Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, unfulfillment, couples, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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58%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage √Člise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Conquest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, epic, social
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1st Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Antoine, 13, spends the summer vacation with his parents in a rented cottage on an island in the middle of the Saint-Lawrence River. His neighbour, 17-year-old Anna, is an enigmatic and lively young woman. Antoine begins to experience the first ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, parents and children, youth, family relations, bittersweet, island, coming of age, teenage girl, teenage boy, sexual awakening, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Broken Dolls (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former European actor Don Martin has retired with his disjointed "family" to his own private island, "The Paradise." After a few years, the entire group has disintegrated into shameless, selfish & dishonest ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, island, insanity, isolation, inheritance, female nudity, spanking, boat, actor, sex, husband wife relationship, guitar
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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Striker's Mountain (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, West Germany
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Trudeau (2002)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 208 min.
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Audience: teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Terrorist Next Door (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Plot: counter terrorism, terrorism, border crossing, father figure, u.s. canadian border, public humiliation, bomb, terrorist, smuggling, al qaeda, father son relationship, drinking ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Paper Wedding (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
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Plot: drunkenness, british colonial, queen victoria
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Place: canada
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