Movies like Fish Hawk

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Fish Hawk (1979)
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Fish Hawk (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
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, bear, friendship, alcohol abuse, farm, sadness, redemption, dignity, wilderness, bar
Time: turn of the century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about native american, friendship, redemption, friends, family relations, bar and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fish Hawk: Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Naturally Native (1998), Mi Socio (1983), Black Cloud (2004), Ship of fools (1995). 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: native american, boarding school, racism, child abuse, culture clash, school
Place: canada
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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, family, racism, female protagonist, cosmetics, sister sister relationship, female director
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Mi Socio (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The story of an improbable friendship and a social comment on life in Bolivia in the eighties.
Style: road movie
Plot: truck, native american, travel, friendship, death of child, indians, man boy relationship
Place: bolivia
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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, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, society, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, racism, love, scout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, nevada, las vegas
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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: massacre, native american, protest, injustice, mine, civil rights, politics, american indian, interracial relations
Time: 70s, 60s
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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: courtroom, arson, native american, colonization, indian burial ground, cemetery, american indian
Place: argentina
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The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, starting over, society, grandfather grandson relationship, racism, orphan, coming of age, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
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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.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense
Plot: native american reservation, native american, transsexual, social problems, life is a bitch, relationship problems, native americans, indigenous people, indian reservation, navajo, female director
Place: new mexico
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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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: redemption, friendship, older man younger man relationship, factory, small town, starting over, human spirit, family relations, hopes, society, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
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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, family life, friendship, plague, parents and children, friends, adventure, orphan, survival, escapades, family ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, maine
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All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, betrayal, best friends, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, human nature, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, boston
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The Exiles (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The story of one wild but typical night in the lives of three young American Indians who have left their reservations to live in downtown Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: bar fight, native american, society, life is a bitch, social misfits, estrangement, friends, urban ghetto, social differences, fish out of water, racism, americana ...
Time: 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, native american, life is a bitch, injustice, americana, social decay, misfit, unemployment, society, gang, self sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
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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: suspenseful, depressing, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: native american reservation, death, u.s. army, indian reservation, death of brother, death of son, army, dog, farm, loss of son, alcoholic, hospital ...
Time: 20th century
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, nature, friendship, adventure, rescue, arctic, escapades, hopes, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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The Mustang (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, USA
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: prison, animal training, freedom, adventure, redemption, native american, horse, convict, transformation, loyalty, society, nature ...
Place: nevada
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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: melancholic, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, nature, lumberjack, war injury, post war, wilderness, life is a bitch, life philosophy, post traumatic stress disorder, society, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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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: mountain, alternative medicine, library, redemption, police chase, recluse, nature, wilderness, skinny dipping
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The Testaments (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: This film depict events from the Life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. The story culminates with a portrayal of the Ressurected Savior's visit to the ancient Americas as seen through the eyes ...
Style: 70mm film
Plot: mormon, native american, faith, father son relationship, new world, miraculous event, ancient civilization, temple, religion, preacher, bible, american indian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: america
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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: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, touching ...
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Time: 80s
Place: canada
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Follow Me Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on the White House. Along the way they meet a mysterious Black ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: little girl, painter, introspection, spiritualism, eagle, car accident, african american, kidnapping, artist, radical, collaboration, feminism ...
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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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, homelessness, police officer, dog, human animal relationship, kindness, life is a bitch, homeless woman, black woman, policewoman, rehabilitation, cancer ...
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The Beniker Gang (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When his younger friends go up for adoption, threatening their extended family, an orphaned teen helps them discourage potential parents.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, orphan, adoption, adventure, on the run, journalism, gang, youth, family, teenage life, captivity, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, new jersey, missouri
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Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, supportive spouse, downfall, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Redemption Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Tennessee-set drama focused on an individual's spiritual redemption.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: friends, on the road, self discovery, music, musician's life, friendship, blues, haunted by the past, americana, alcohol abuse, journey, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, alabama, nashville tennessee
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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: northern lights, wilderness, poverty, snow, farm, travel, weather
Time: 1860s
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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, filmmaking, teenager, commune, media, high school student, youth, rock band, teenage boy, high school
Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Christmas on Division Street (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: friendship, christmas, library, homeless man, bittersweet, society, hopes, odd couple, youth, friends, social differences, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, couples, friends, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
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30%
Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, society, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, parents and children, homelessness, depression, friendship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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30%