Movies like Fish Hawk

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Fish Hawk (1979)
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Fish Hawk (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hardened and embittered man turns his life around with the help of a farm boy in this uplifting family tale. Down on his luck and dependent on booze, Native American Fish Hawk (Will Sampson) changes his fate when he accepts a job hunting down a bear that's been killing local livestock. His temporary residence with the Boggs family brings young Corby (Charles Fields) into his life, and the boy's friendship gives Fish Hawk a new reason to live.
Plot: native american, dog, nature, friendship, bear, alcohol abuse, farm, sadness, bar, redemption, dignity, wilderness
Time: turn of the century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about native american, friendship, wilderness, family relations, society, bar and friends mostly in Drama, Adventure and Western genres. Some movies like Fish Hawk: Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Mi Socio (1983), Naturally Native (1998), Ship of fools (1995), Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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95%
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Mi Socio (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia
Story: The story of an improbable friendship and a social comment on life in Bolivia in the eighties.
Style: road movie
Plot: native american, truck, travel, friendship, death of child, indians, man boy relationship
Place: bolivia
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93%
Naturally Native (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Naturally Native follows the lives, loves, pain, joy and relationships of three sisters as they attempt to start their own business. Of American Indian ancestry, but adopted by white foster parents as young children, each sister has her own identity ...
Plot: native american, racism, female director, family, cosmetics, sister sister relationship, female protagonist
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79%
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Ship of fools (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a small town in Patagonia (Southern Argentina), a Mapuche Indian chief sets a tourist complex under construction on fire. He denies all attempts to defend himself. Locked up, he waits for the arrival of "Caleuche," the Ship (Nave) of ...
Plot: arson, courtroom, native american, american indian, indian burial ground, burial ground, cemetery, colonization
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Fictional portrayal of 'The Summer of 1990' in Kanehsatake: the major conflict between a Mohawk community and the Canadian and Quebec governments - over the expansion of a golf course into an aboriginal cemetery.
Plot: native american, crisis, mohawk, civil rights
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Land (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Yellow Eagle family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation. News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to ...
Style: suspense, rough, brutal, melancholic, disturbing ...
Plot: death, native american reservation, army, indian reservation, death of son, death of brother, killing a dog, loss of son, loss of brother, dog, alcoholic, hospital ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
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Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: native american, boxer, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, human spirit, self discovery, society, hopes, racism, love, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Strangers in Good Company (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, countryside, bus, nun, unlikely partners, elderly, hopes, adventure, rescue, youth, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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50%
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The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, uplifting, scenic, melancholic, feel good ...
Plot: culture clash, starting over, society, racism, grandfather grandson relationship, native american, orphan, coming of age, life, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Accidental Friendship (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Homeless woman Yvonne Caldwell is a woman with good reason to be bitter: she has lost everything except her two beloved dogs, Bebe and Man-Man. With her one friend, Wes, Caldwell lives the daily struggle of being homeless in Los Angeles until a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, homelessness, police officer, dog, human animal relationship, kindness, life is a bitch, unlikely friendships, rehabilitation, homeless woman, puppy, alcoholic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their ...
Plot: native american, massacre, protest, injustice, mine, politics, civil rights, american indian, interracial relations
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, independence, media, high school student, teenager, rock band, youth, commune, filmmaking
Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Good Ground (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman with cancer travels to a remote wilderness zone in Northern Italy in search of an alternative cure. What she and her friend, Martino, find is a secluded paradise, but their arrival threatens its fragile existence.
Plot: library, alternative medicine, redemption, mountain, police chase, recluse, skinny dipping, wilderness, nature
Place: italy, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Lost in the Barrens (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of two very different boys in the Canadian wilderness. They must learn to depend on each other in order to survive.
Plot: bear attack, wilderness, survival, mountain, bear, lost, friendship between boys, native american, train
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, adventure, orphan, escapades, danger, family, survival, family life, friendship, plague, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Wild Girl (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ned Giles, an aspiring news photographer, joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on the search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican land owner who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. Ned finds himself on an unexpected and perilous journey ...
Plot: apache indian, arizona territory, apache territory, apache, photographer, native american, territory, babe scientist
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Showdown at Williams Creek (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: True story of a former British soldier on trial for murder in the 19th century Northwest.
Plot: survival, death, native american, con artists, historical event, wilderness, murder
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Mustang (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, exciting, sentimental, sad
Plot: native american, prison, animal training, freedom, horse, adventure, redemption, female director, convict, loyalty, transformation, devotion ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him about his ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, thought provoking, touching
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, nature, post war, lumberjack, war injury, wilderness, life is a bitch, life philosophy, post traumatic stress disorder, war buddy, handicapped ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Waterhole (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At the end of their college years, Miller finds that he and his college buddies are growing apart as they choose different paths into the future. They are regulars at Murphy's, a popular watering hole of choice where Miller and Jim meet with ...
Plot: fiancee, record store, bar fight, bar owner, break up, friendship, one night stand, marriage proposal, ex girlfriend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college graduate, breakup ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Red the Half Breed (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A half-cast used cars salesman wants anything from the white society and is ready to do anything to get it. But when he is accused of murdering his half-sister who was killed with his rifle, he flees to an indian village. He doesn't feel any ...
Plot: half sister, car salesman, native american, false accusation, murder, detective sergeant
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Johnny Greyeyes (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Johnny GreyEyes is a girl from an injun family. Since her childhood she was abused by her father and one day she killed him. She was arrested and convicted by the court to a long term in local prison. Where she finds the woman, another inmate, who ...
Plot: robbery, lesbian, brother sister relationship, native american, prisoner, prison, female nudity, women's prison, mother daughter relationship, lesbianism, thirty something, maximum security prison ...
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 23
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, northern lights, snow, weather, travel, farm
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Drunktown's Finest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual - search for love and acceptance.
Plot: transsexual, female director, navajo, native american reservation, native american
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native, isolation, survival, human spirit, friendship, wilderness, family relations, golden years, hopes, youth, escapades, elderly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Belgica (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of two brothers who, even though they have absolutely nothing in common, open a bar together that quickly becomes a regular hangout for nighthawks. Despite the success, they must soon face up to the difficulties inherent in running a ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, beer, rooftop, cigarette smoking, cocaine, urinating on someone, husband wife relationship, money, video surveillance, brother brother relationship, classroom ...
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 634
Kings (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the mid 1970s a group of young men leave the Connemara Gaeltacht, bound for London and filled with ambition for a better life. After thirty years, they meet again at the funeral of their youngest friend, Jackie. The film intersperses flashbacks ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, gloomy
Plot: alcohol abuse, society, friends, introspection, friendship, bar, reunion, dealing with death, buddies, death, drunkenness, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Drying Up the Streets (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-junkie takes on seedy urban culture to try and locate his daughter.
Plot: daughter, father, teenage daughter, porn industry, group sex, breasts, stripper, runaway, rescue, father daughter relationship, pimp, female nudity ...
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: redemption, friendship, small town, factory, human spirit, starting over, hopes, family relations, human nature, lifestyle, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, pregnancy, bowling alley, snow, waitress, train, bowling, small town, working class, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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