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The Village Had No Walls (1995)
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The Village Had No Walls (1995)
Original name: Bangarwadi
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young man from the city journeys to his first teaching post, the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, deep in the jungle, inhabited by a few shepherds and farmers as well as a criminal tribe known as the Ramoshis. After the initial shock of his strange new world wears off he learns to appreciate life in the village and stops longing for home.
Plot: school, village, student, teacher, desert, death, old man, exile, adultery, education, teacher student relationship, punishment, shepherd, sheep, customs, grandfather granddaughter relationship, superstition, countryside, axe, cattle, cultural difference, custom, schoolhouse
Time: 1940s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and atmospheric films with plots about death, school, friendship, adventure, village, desert and countryside mostly in Drama, Adventure and War genres. Some movies like The Village Had No Walls: Black Wind (1965), The Rainbow Troops (2008), Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014), The Warrior (2001), The Sheltering Sky (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Wind (1965)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The building of a railroad under tough conditions from searing heat to freezing cold in the Sonora desert provokes clashes of passion and struggles between the engineers and the workers at the campsite. The workers also contend with sudden dust ...
Plot: desert, sacrifice, worker, wind, countryside, death, parent child relationship, engineer, father son relationship, railway
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95%
The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: touching, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: social differences, poverty, teachers and students, youth, village, student, island, social relations, school, self fulfillment, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia, asia
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51%
Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Mitali was a worried mother. This time, once again, her 5 year old son Gogol had failed to pass the admission test in a reputed school. Mitali was determined to get her son admitted into a reputed school. Gogol loved the song of birds, the flight of ...
Plot: school, education, children, female director
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48%
 6.7
 2K
The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, India, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longtime enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, on the run, desert, adventure, lone wolves, leadership, rivalry, change of heart, redemption, danger, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: quarry
Place: asia, himalaya, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: captivating, realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: desert, infidelity, friendship, extramarital affair, adultery, family problems, dishonesty, couples, on the road, performer's life, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, new york, north africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Charioteer (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Alexis Damianos's final film (of three) came twenty-four years after his EVDOKIA, which many consider the greatest of Greek films. THE CHARIOTEER begins in 1941: Hniochos, a student, is captured by the Italians and imprisoned. In prison he ...
Plot: escape, world war two, student, dancing, fictional biography, statue, pow, historical event, rebel, peasant, capture, captive ...
Time: year 1941, 21st century, 1940s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, thought provoking, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alcohol abuse, teachers and students, adultery, teacher student relationship, school, youth, hopes, introspection, teacher, friendship, rafting, infatuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 1K
Sahara (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: desert, sheik, rivalry, kidnapping, treasure hunt, danger, prison, missing person, dishonesty, adventurer, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Unpredictable Nature of the River (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nobleman Jean-Francois de la Plaine is exiled to serve as governor of a West African colony.
Plot: slavery, river, exile, colonialism, slave, bird, duel, racism, rescue, rain, wig, love ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sands of Time (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Despite her friends' warnings, a woman travels to the Sahara, determined to find her missing archaeologist father and the magical tower he was searching for. Aided by a mysterious prince, she battles outlaws and the desert's harsh ...
Plot: french foreign legion, sahara, hanged man, desert, bible quote, camel, biplane, horse riding, horse, archaeology
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: soldier, hopes, jungle, politics, introspection, life is a bitch, golden years, rich and poor, intrigue, tourist, self discovery, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life for Richard Forbush, brilliant biology student and conceited philanderer, is one long round of eat, drink and be merry. But his decision to accept a six-month research post in the Antarctic, making the first detailed study of a penguin colony, ...
Plot: penguins, student, explorer, flat, predator, solitude, desperation, biologist, obsession, wilderness, womanizer, rescue ...
Place: antarctica, london, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Small Voices (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Melinda is a new substitute teacher at the Malawig Elementary School, located in a poor remote barrio. A young university graduate, her family expects her to look for work abroad, but in her idealism she takes on a challenging job in the provincial ...
Plot: school principal, provincial life, elementary school, education, school teacher, teacher student relationship, unemployment, poverty, hopes, substitute teacher, dedicated teacher, rebel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, biblical
Plot: desert, adventure, escapades, religions or cults, society, devil, family problems, wilderness, prayer, praying, fasting, evil ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven ...
Plot: caning, corporal punishment, 15 year old, teenage girl, teacher, horse, blood, horse riding, record player, school, crying, african ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fool Killer (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This singularly off-beat and original period mystery thriller drama curio set in the late 1800's plays like an arrestingly bizarre and inspired cross between "Tom Sawyer" and "Night of the Hunter." Lonely, miserable orphan ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: preacher, orphan, runaway, finding a dead body, psychopath, rocking chair, candle, organ, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), horse, listening to music ...
Time: 1800s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, sexual, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, prostitute, high school, infidelity, teenager, social decay, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unlikely criminals, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 22K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, culture clash, suicide, adventure, human nature, kids in trouble, danger, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Evergreen Tree (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yeong-shin (played by the Choi Eun-hee–Shin Sang-ok’s wife) and Dong-hyeok (Shin Yeong-gyun) graduate from college with a cause. They plan to bring education and modernization to farmers living in the rural area of their birth. When they arrive, ...
Plot: countryside, death of loved one, children, classroom, village, illiteracy, poverty, school teacher, school, education, money problems
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Man Without a Country (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: At his court-martial, an American Army officer renounces his country. For his punishment he is ordered to spend the rest of his life on a ship that sails all over the world, but he will never be allowed to set foot on his country's soil. nor ...
Plot: rebellious youth, patriot, amnesty, officer, burial at sea, court martial, political conspiracy, patriotism, boat, sailboat, exile, sailor ...
Time: 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 4K
Four Times (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his ...
Style: surreal, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, old man, village, goat, shepherd, introspection, human nature, redemption, hopes, superstition, nature, death ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blue Skies, Green Waters, Red Earth (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Kasi and Suni are close friends who studied together in an engineering college. Assi, who comes to Kerala to study engineering under the North East quota falls in love with Kasi. Certain incidents that follow set Kasi and Suni on a road trip to ...
Style: road movie, touching, scenic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: road trip, romance, college, adventure, motorcycle, friendship, girlfriend, beautiful scenery, self discovery, life philosophy, storytelling, desert ...
Place: himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, countryside, elderly, coming of age, village, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations, youth, family problems, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Yolngu Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After committing a crime for which he is likely to be jailed, a Yolngu teenager convinces two of his childhood friends to join him on a journey from North East Arnhem Land to Darwin to seek help from a tribal leader.
Plot: father son relationship, absent father, canoe, tribe, arson, hunter, forest, thief, teenage girl, robbery, teenage boy, student ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Excitement Class: Love Techniques (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Tormented by his first sexual stirrings, the teenager Isao dreams every night of his gym teacher Ikuko. He finally opens her heart but she rejects his advances. Frustrated, Isao invents all sorts of stratagies to disgust Ikuko´s fiance, a professor ...
Style: erotic
Plot: student, sexuality, impotence, adultery, female nudity, teacher, sexual fantasy, crush, teacher student relationship, voyeurism, sex, prostitute
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, depressing, fairy tale ...
Plot: shaman, amazon tribe, nature, cultural difference, explorer, wilderness, cult, religion, dream, friendship, existentialism, amazon jungle ...
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 21K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, coming of age, storm at sea, catastrophe, adventure, friendship, survival, 15 year old, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, sailboat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: jamaica, connecticut, cuba, west indies, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, female nudity, teenage boy, female full frontal nudity, labia, falling in love, coming of age, vagina, nature, religion ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, sahara, pilot, thirst, isolation, against the odds, rescue, crew ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Thousand Months (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Morocco, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 1981, Morocco. A village in the Atlas mountains. A city in the distance. A child. A family facing its destiny.
Plot: chair, school teacher, poverty, theft, wedding, teacher, boy, oppression, 12 year old, teenager, death, suicide ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%