Movies like The Lotus Eaters

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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, pig, extramarital affair
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, mine, british columbia

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Sitting in Limbo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: racism, black, teenage pregnancy, poverty
Place: 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, racism, culture clash, school, child abuse
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87%
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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, teen angst, pregnancy, faked pregnancy, cannabis, teenager, childbirth, sex education, exploitation, marriage, teacher
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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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Spoiled Children (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
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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, ice hockey, college, struggle, reunion, pregnancy, hospital, single mother, presumed dead, injury, hockey, wheelchair
Place: canada, montreal quebec
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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: touching, serious, realistic
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Place: canada
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An Eye for Beauty (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Country: Canada
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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: realistic, epic, semi serious, social
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Country: Canada
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Country: Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada
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