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, country doctor, escape, search party, mill, narrow mindedness ...
Place: finland

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Most similar movies to The Howling Miller

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about countryside, summer, village, family relations, male female relationship, friendship 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), Konopielka (1982). 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: city country contrast, lamb, sheep, summer, landscape, nature, alcohol, lake, drinking, friendship, hunger, travel ...
Time: 70s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: wilderness, post war, fishing, mysterious past, lake, sauna, loneliness, rumor, forest, drinking, boat, past ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: wedding, countryside, village, village life, unfulfillment, love and romance, bittersweet, social relations, couples, drink, drunkenness, marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: finland
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84%
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Night or Day (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Plot: summer, tradition, irony, foreigner, village, culture, assistant, research, countryside, nature, wilderness, professor ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: village, male female relationship, village idiot, countryside, civilization, sickle, female nudity, prophet
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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: realistic, touching, humorous, captivating, semi serious
Plot: reunion, on the road, family relations, estrangement, parents and children, father son relationship, road trip, dysfunctional family, absent father, legacy, getting home, butt naked ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, realistic, psychological
Plot: wilderness, misfit, animal life, friends, in the woods, introspection, midlife crisis, forest, nature, escape, stress, freedom ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Akaton mies (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Farmer wants a wife.
Plot: bachelor, city country contrast, village, moonshine, farming, countryside, farm, drinking, forest, male female relationship, drinking alcohol
⇓ 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: suicide, communism, vampire, revolution, execution, suicide attempt, village, divorce, hanging, vampirism, socialism, village idiot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 833
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, children in wartime, childhood, funeral, group of friends, following someone, underage drinking, nazi soldier, friendship, rivalry, patriotism, bomb ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: children, gardener, countryside, young girl, best friend, suitcase, friendship, father daughter relationship, friend, little boy, bicycle, girl ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Plot: small town, village, free spirit, countryside, motorcycle, gay, inheritance, society, gays and lesbians, love and romance, small town life, village life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 852
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 ...
Style: bleak, light, humorous
Audience: chick flick
Plot: summer, romance, student, love, infidelity, friendship, adultery, fall in love, unfaithful husband, beach, love and romance, female director ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: field, dance hall, laziness, death, boy, barn, dancing, hay, drinking, dying, bully, city country contrast ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
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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, progress, railway, railway station, country, city country contrast, marriage, class differences, change, simple man, countryside
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
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Playing Solo (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: selfishness, train conductor, male female relationship, unfaithful husband, fall in love, traumatic childhood, jealousy, reporter, falling in love, retirement home, cheating, pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Place: finland, sweden, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Plainlands (1988)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 128 min.
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Plot: submachine gun, drunk, finnish, drinking contest, drunken man, rainstorm, male nudity, pubic hair, stabbed with a knife, moonshine, wrestling, revolver ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Finland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
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Country: New Zealand
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: scenic, humorous, touching, colourful, funny ...
Plot: hunting, wilderness, countryside, nature, childhood, adoption, boy, escape, social worker, forest, juvenile delinquent, sarcasm ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sixpack (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: humorous, thought provoking
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Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Earth Is a Sinful Song (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An earthy, naturalistically erotic and blood-soaked tale of young Martta's ill-fated affair with Oula, a womanizing reindeer herdsman in the Finnish Lapland of the late 1940s. When the 19-year-old girl turns up pregnant, her alcoholic father is ...
Plot: lapland, exploring sexuality, reindeer, male nudity, female sexuality, teenage boy, village, labia, coming of age, nature, suicide, sexuality ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: male female relationship, domineering mother, dysfunctional family, grocery store, kleptomania, countryside, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, clever, touching, sincere, serious ...
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36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Village of Simpletons (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: idiot, assumed dead, old age, presumed dead, misunderstanding, summer, meeting, cow, family relations, weirdo, countryside, storyteller ...
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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
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Time: 1960s, 60s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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