Movies like The Migrants

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The Migrants (1974)
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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, field, factory worker, worker, migrant worker, working class, farm, childbirth, farmer, brother sister relationship, sheriff, sister sister relationship, tent, corruption, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to The Migrants

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and gloomy films with plots about poverty, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, husband wife relationship and parents and children mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Migrants: Havlandet (1985), The Peddler (1987), The Father (1971), What the Sun Has Seen (2006), All We Had (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: poverty, wilderness, weather, snow, farm, travel
Time: 1860s
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95%
 7.2
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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 ...
Plot: poverty, anthology, abandoned baby, insanity, caretaker, cripple
Place: iran
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89%
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The Father (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Baba" is a bitter melodrama set in Istambul. A father is not able to earn enough money to feed his family. He is waiting to emigrate to Germany. When his landlord's son kills a man while drunk, the father is prepared to answer for ...
Plot: poverty, emigration, father, revenge, murder, prison, rape, prostitution
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84%
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, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, singer, escape, bare breasts, small town, boy, fat man, unemployment, single father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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All We Had (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.
Plot: parent child relationship, poverty, marijuana, dishwasher, smoking, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholic, broker, dentist, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, creep ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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."
Plot: poverty, immigration, hunger, emigration, nationalism, third world, assassination attempt, migration, apartheid, politics, cnn reporter, global warming ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 6K
The River (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: river, factory, small town, human nature, parents and children, bank, small town life, society, lake or river, family relations, countryside, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama
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76%
 7.0
 2K
Stray Dogs (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city. By day the father scrapes out a meager income as a human billboard for luxury apartments, ...
Plot: poverty, homeless, rain, eating, bathtub, dog, female nudity, birthday, little girl, undressing, beach, cabbage ...
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74%
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Not My Kid (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family conflict, illegal drugs, surgeon, unwanted pregnancy, support group, drug addiction, drug addict, group therapy, drug abuse, frustration, suicidal ...
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72%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: epilepsy, suicide, parents and children, suicide by gunshot, parent child relationship, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: cancer, family crisis, patient, sacrifice, self sacrifice, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, death, little boy, husband wife relationship, little girl, father son relationship ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 231
Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family farm, farm, contamination, down on your luck, family in crisis, ecology, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, government agency, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: political corruption, corruption, fighting the system, politics, uncover truth, office, price of justice, woman in danger, dishonesty, rebellion, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
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60%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: parent child relationship, deaf, deafness, sign language, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, guilt, marriage, great depression
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: farm, poverty, alcoholic, social misfits, countryside, rich and poor, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, unemployment, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Someone I Touched (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A woman learns that her husband has been unfaithful and that he has acquired a venereal disease. Then she learns that, after years of trying, she is finally pregnant
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, sexually transmitted disease, dishonesty, couples, unfulfillment, aspiring writer, quitting a job, illness, reconciliation, affair ...
Time: 70s
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50%
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A female doctor returns from the city to her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia in the 1930s, intending to bring modern medical care to the area's impoverished and ill-educated residents. However, she finds herself going against the ...
Plot: poverty, doctor, superstition, healer
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: adoption, nurse, family life, babies and infants, child abandonment, aids, gays and lesbians, single parent, feminism, human spirit, doctors and patients, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Street Where We Live (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Plot: poverty, homelessness, blue collar, working class, recession
Place: midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Cycle (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and his father go from their poor neighborhood in the outskirts of the city to a hospital so that Ali's father can be treated for his sickness. However since they have no money, Ali starts to work for Dr. Sameri who deals in blood.
Plot: poverty, nurse, blood transfusion, controversy, father son relationship, blood, medical clinic, banned, illness
Place: tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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One Man's War (1973)
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: marriage, entrepreneur, construction site, unemployment, poverty, business ethics, construction, business, business competition, small business, social issues, working class
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Brand New Life (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After 18 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple has to face the prospect of having their first child.
Plot: pregnancy, baby, expectant father, baby born, parenthood, pregnant wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: politics, revolution, rebellion, society, state affairs, fighting the system, political unrest, teenage life, life is a bitch, militant, female protagonist, bomb ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After running away from her last foster placement with the Regan family, twelve year old Hollis Woods is placed with a new foster mother, the loving, retired art teacher, Josie Cahill.
Plot: sculptor, painting, painter, artist, girl, drawing, cat
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, single parent, parents and children, small town life, family relations, social relations, friends, human nature, woman in danger, americana, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, tense
Plot: courtroom drama, pregnancy, babies and infants, fighting the system, politics, legal, rebellion, society, human spirit, couple relations, doctors and patients, social differences ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Evergreen (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young girl seduced by a boy's affluent seemingly idyllic family and goes to extremes to gain acceptance.
Plot: agoraphobia, pacific northwest, poverty, loss of virginity, troubled marriage, first time, sex, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Glass Menagerie (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play about restless young warehouse worker and would-be poet, Tom Wingfield, his fragile, reclusive sister, Laura, and his colorful but overbearing mother, Amanda, all living together in a shabby apartment ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, overbearing mother, sibling relationship, anxiety, theatre play, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Death of Richie (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
Plot: family conflict, family tragedy, pressure, drug addiction, teenager, drug abuse, courtroom, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 1K
Mrs. Harris (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
Style: biting, serious, clever, realistic, witty
Plot: murder, obsession, crime, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, infidelity, addiction, drug abuse, love and romance, couples, womanizer ...
Time: 80s, year 1976, 1960s, year 1980
Place: florida, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%