Movies like The Howling Miller

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The Howling Miller (1982)
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The Howling Miller (1982)
Original name: Ulvova mylläri
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The main character is a miller, who sometimes acts strangely but is otherwise a goodhearted hardworking honest man. He sometimes keeps the villagers up all night by howling. Finally the villagers decide that the miller has to be committed into a mental hospital, where the hero does not have to spend too much time until he escapes. The miller takes to the woods near his home but there he is constantly harassed by the chief of the police with his posse.
Plot: forest, runaway, countryside, howling, robbery, secret love, drug use, police chase, village, mental institution, nature, loneliness, male female relationship, summer, doctor, fall in love, manhunt, squad, moonshine, living alone, escape, mill, narrow mindedness, falling in love, posse ...
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, humorous and melancholic films with plots about countryside, summer, male female relationship, village, friendship, family relations and forest mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Howling Miller: Lampaansyöjät (1972), Backwood Philosopher (2009), Village of the Stone Roller (1995), Night or Day (1962), Road North (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lampaansyöjät (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Valtteri and Sepe, two ordinary white-collar guys from southern Finland drive up north to implement a plan they've been hatching for months. Because they simply love the taste of lamb, baked "robber-style" in a hole dug under a ...
Plot: poacher, lamb, eating, drinking, alcohol, friend, friendship, hungry, based on a novel, buddy, sheep, hunger ...
Time: 70s
Place: finland
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95%
Backwood Philosopher (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Self-taught philosopher Konsta Pylkkänen guides a group of researchers through Finland's Kainuu wilderness in the hopes of having a "sinistä ajatusta", idea out of the blue. While firing upon a hybrid of the hazel grouse and the ...
Plot: boat, nature, rumor, countryside, post war, past, explorer, narrow mindedness, knowledge, sauna, reputation, loneliness ...
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92%
Village of the Stone Roller (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pekka (Martti Suosalo) saapuu pitkästä aikaa kotiseudulleen pieneen Jerusalemin kylään juhlistamaan kylän viimeisiä häitä. Hänen oma avioliittonsa näyttää ajautuneen umpikujaan. Kylän väki kokoontuu valmistelemaan tätä viimeistä ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: countryside, wedding, village, love and romance, unfulfillment, village life, social relations, couples, bittersweet, myth, middle aged woman, finnish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Night or Day (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Plot: tradition, summer, irony, countryside, assistant, sauna, village, explorer, professor, culture, village life, foreigner ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 2K
Road North (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A sly riff on the Prodigal Son story, Mika Kaurismaki's latest — about a joyless workaholic concert pianist who ends up on a wild ride with his long-lost rapscallion father — is a funny and cogent analysis of machismo, abandonment issues ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: reunion, on the road, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, retirement home, absent father, car, fat man, nudity (full frontal - brief), overweight man, butt naked ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Year of the Hare (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his travel companion. Together they find reclusion in the Finnish ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: wilderness, friends, in the woods, animal life, midlife crisis, introspection, misfit, lapland, freedom, stress, rabbit, advertising ...
Time: 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Konopielka (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaziuk, a stubborn peasant and his pregnant wife live in a backwood village, unaffected by the civilization. The village is once visited by a couple of wanderers, and strange things start to happen afterward. A new schoolteacher is sent to the area. ...
Plot: sickle, countryside, civilization, male female relationship, village idiot, village, female nudity, prophet
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Akaton mies (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Farmer wants a wife.
Plot: village, forest, drinking, male female relationship, city country contrast, farm, bachelor, moonshine, farming, countryside
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Back to the USSR (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A film by Jari Halonen
Plot: vampire, execution, hanging, ham radio, vampirism, divorce, lenin, village idiot, socialist, communism, countryside, revolution ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 822
The Boys (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Continuation War started in Summer 1941, German soldiers arrived to Oulu. With their charm they conquered women and town boys. Finnish boys communicated with them on many levels: had trades, worked as interpreters, rotated business, spied on ...
Plot: world war two, childhood, children in wartime, military officer, fight, underage smoking, following someone, praying, murder by gunshot, nazi officer, death by gunshot, loss of innocence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
House of Angels (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a small village in Västergötland, everything is turned upside-down when the local loner dies and his cottage is inherited by his unknown relative Fanny. She rides into tow on a big black motorcycle with her androgenic boyfriend Zack, wearing ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: small town, village, motorcycle, free spirit, countryside, gay, inheritance, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hugo and Josephine (1967)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Josefin is a six year old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the forest than goes to school. Together with the gardener they make ...
Plot: gardener, countryside, children, best friend, young girl, summertime, boy girl relationship, egg, barefoot, bulldozer, harmonica, stream ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 818
Summertime (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 25-year-old Iiris and Karoliina have been best friends since childhood. Karoliina has been travelling and living abroad for some years now, but is coming back home for the summer as Karoliina has gotten them a job as waitresses in Hanko, the best ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: summer, beach, holiday, female director, romance, fall in love, falling in love, boat, masquerade, married man, summer job, adultery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Land of Happiness (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nostalgic comedy set in the early 1960s, when the tango was all the rage. The "prodigal son" Tenho returns from his unlucky adventures in the city back to his parents' farm. Tenho becomes the laughing stock of local men until he ...
Plot: generation, field, tango, male female relationship, record, countryside, summer, laziness, dying, dancing, drinking, boy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 120
Rautatie (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matti and Liisa are two farmers who become curious to see the first railroads in Lapinlahti, Finland.
Plot: train, change, countryside, progress, class differences, railway, country, city country contrast, marriage, railway station
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Playing Solo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: retirement home, selfishness, traumatic childhood, male female relationship, reporter, falling in love, pregnancy, dementia, unfaithful husband, mother in law, train conductor, cheating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: world war one, village, fall in love, romance, culture clash, ambition, fighting the system, disorder, cons and scams, village life, social relations, friends ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wales, england, europe, london, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Wedding Waltz (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from family responsibilities is having to get his old Hillman Minx ...
Style: cult film, road movie, humorous, affectionate, talky ...
Plot: birth, road trip, car breakdown, alcoholic drink, wedding party, friendship, countryside, responsibility, lapland, middle aged, control, pregnancy ...
Place: finland, sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Plainlands (1988)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on a novel of the same name by the Finnish author, Antti Tuuri, this delicious late-80's comedy builds its dark humour on the stereotypical mentality of the northern part of Finland. While perhaps not as entertaining to a person ...
Plot: drunk, submachine gun, finnish, drinking contest, rainstorm, dying, drinking alcohol, police interrogation, handgun, grandmother grandson relationship, heart attack, target practice ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
Style: scenic, humorous, touching, colourful, funny ...
Plot: wilderness, hunting, countryside, nature, childhood, adoption, boy, escape, juvenile delinquent, social worker, forest, sarcasm ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Numbskul Emptybrook Back in the Country (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Uuno's father-in-law councillor Tuura moves to the country with his wife and daughter Elisabeth. Uuno joins them when it turns out Tuura's mansion is on the construction site of a new road. Tuura however is set on preventing this.
Plot: countryside, village life, social climber, marriage for money, father in law, fortune hunter, city country contrast, gadget, son in law, laziness
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hardly a Butterfly (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Heavily built young woman Kaisu comes to work in a small grocery store in the countryside, run by a bossy old lady and her tiny and quiet grown-up son Erni. Faced with a common enemy, the unlikely young couple find support in each other, despite ...
Plot: kleptomania, countryside, grocery store, domineering mother, male female relationship, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Story of Qiu Ju is a 1992 Chinese comedy-drama film. The film was directed by Zhang Yimou and, as in many of his films, stars Gong Li in the title role. The screenplay is an adaption of Chen Yuanbin's novella The Wan Family's Lawsuit. ...
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, countryside, politics, revolution, satire, righting the wronged, village life, village, rebellion, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: provence, haunted by the past, countryside, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), social relations, buried truth, village life, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Unexpected Journey (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Lasse is an old racist who has lives in an apartment block filled with a selection of refugees and immigrants. Kamal is a 16-year old boy who's fed up in his life in Finland, and dreams of moving to Nairobi to live with his father. Only problem ...
Style: road movie
Plot: road trip, cabin, summer, cottage, wedding, father son relationship, football, wedding reception, parent child relationship, senior citizen, elderly, teenager ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Village of Simpletons (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A vignette of stories from the small town of Pölhölä, known as the Village of Simpletons.
Plot: corruption, search party, old age, old man, idiot, weirdo, government official, storyteller, family relations, village idiot, scheming, assumed dead ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Skin, Skin (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mikko Niskanen's famous new wave film about the '60s urban intellectuals who get faced in the Finnish countryside with loads of beer.
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual revolution, love, coming of age, summer vacation, student, dancing, camping trip, couples, female nudity, holiday, male nudity, nature ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Children of the Marshland (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film is set in Marais, a quiet region along the banks of Loire river in 1918. Riton is afflicted with a bad-tempered wife and three unruly children. Garris lives alone with his recollections of World War I trenches. Their daily life consists of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: countryside, family relations, social relations, small town, friends, fall in love, love and romance, friendship, world war one, best friends, small town life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 1K
Sixpack (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sixpack is a positive story on the outskirts of society. The story takes place in Helsinki on rock and following the advent of exclusion of the story regarding one of summer days. The film's protagonist, Marshal, is stuck in a shabby home. Lihi ...
Plot: shoplifter, working class, aging, drunkard, summer, laziness, loan, beer drinking, money problems, streetcar, generation gap, cat ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Summer of Giacomo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A summer day in Italy. The camera follows the deaf-mute Giacomo and a childhood girlfriend Stefi closely – in the woods, by the river – without wanting to disrupt the mystery of their relationship, between restrained sensuality and childhood ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage life, young lovers, youth, love and romance, deaf, summer, mute or deaf, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, best friends, in the woods, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%