Movies like The Flower of the Lake

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The Flower of the Lake (1999)
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The Flower of the Lake (1999)
Original name: Ο ανθός της λίμνης
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kastoria, a region in Western Macedonia at the turn of the century. Greeks, Turks, Jews and other nationalities live together under the rule of the Ottoman empire, amid the despair, the uncertainty and the confusion brought about by the 1897 war between Greece and Tyrkey. It is under these conditions that a family of fisherman in the Kastoria lakeside district tries to make a living. A fisherman, his wife, the grandfather, and their five children. The daughter works for a furrier, the youngest goes to Greek school, while the older son Christos, helps his father with the fishing. The flower that rises from the lake is personified by the film's main hero, Christos. Every morning when the sky and the waters of the lake become one in the mist, Christos casts his nets. These are the hours when birds, fish and men struggle to earn a living. Christos seemingly calm life is shattered when he meets a wounded guerilla who has been abandoned by his comrades. Despite the fact that the ...
Plot: fishing, snow, church, fisherman, boat, lake, turk, wound, family man, bazaar
Time: 1900s
Place: ottoman empire

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Most similar movies to The Flower of the Lake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric and gloomy films with plots about boat, lake, fishing, fisherman, snow, church and death mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Flower of the Lake: Woman's Lake (2012), Attenberg (2010), The Raven's Dance (1980), A Dolphin in Our Lake (2018), The King (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Woman's Lake (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: What could be lovelier than Women's Lake - a magical summer setting near Berlin? Rosa, perhaps. She's the slightly melancholy guardian of the lake, spending her days in a boat, trapping fish and watching for poachers. Or her lover, the ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, lesbian kiss, female nudity, fisherman, flirting, camping, motorboat, lake, church, fish, lesbian couple ...
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95%
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Attenberg (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Plot: lesbian, death of father, hospital, coming of age, cancer, social relations, friends, family relations, parents and children, best friends, self discovery, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Raven's Dance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a keen sense of visual beauty, director Markku Lehmuskallio has created a thought-provoking, aesthetic film about a married couple and an old man living in a remote part of Finland. The young husband goes out hunting but only to support himself ...
Plot: nature, dog, radio, husband wife relationship, snow, farm, winter, death, hunting, human animal relationship, forest, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Dolphin in Our Lake (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: In Ohio 1942, a cash-strapped farmer is about to be foreclosed on by an unscrupulous banker and must believe his young son has seen a dolphin in their small farm lake or lose everything he holds most dear.
Plot: banker, lake, faith, grandfather, foreclosure, fire, death, mother, hospital, father, brother, fishing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The King (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A 35-year old man, just released from jail, decides to make a clean break from the big city and his troubled past. He retreats to the abandoned village his father came from and moves into an old, collapsing house. Alone, far from the bigger village ...
Plot: aunt, warning, risk, city, farmhouse, isolation, suicide by hanging, hunting, alone, death of hero, solitude, bush ...
Place: greece, athens greece
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74%
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Parees (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Holy Week in Pelion. Two friendly Athenians couples find in their yard corpse of a stranger. They try to avoid the charge of murder by locals, while in the whole fuss becoming uncovered secrets that will change the lives of everyone.
Plot: easter, police officer, village, mountain, group of friends, vacation, holiday, murder, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Speck in the Water (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nunal sa Tubig is a story of a community living on an island where fishing is the main source of livelihood and how they are affected by progress.
Plot: midwife, clothesline, fish, death of husband, fisherman, embroidery, wind, boat, sailor, grief, lake, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hopes, dull life, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, starting over, infidelity, love triangle, couples, family problems, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Above All Things (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby just needs to deal with his wife’s death, so he retreats to an old family cottage. His grief is disrupted when she comes back to haunt him, forcing him to confront what it really means to live, love, and lose.
Plot: liquor store, nightmare, lake, funeral, car accident, fireplace, brother in law, isolation, grief, ghost, hallucination, boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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scissere (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A recently released mental patient imagines himself living the lives of three different people he randomly encounters.
Style: avant garde
Plot: scientist, snow, moth, machinery, mother, lake, drug addict, old man, guitarist, cloud, broken window
Place: canada
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60%
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Several directors from countries of the region were invited to create stories taking place in and around the beautiful city of Istanbul, in the vein of “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I love you”. They come together to remind viewers ...
Plot: armenian, diaspora, armenian genocide, greek, musician, genocide
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey
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59%
The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: human spirit, obsessive quest, survival, adventure, escapades, dangerous animal, lone wolves, ocean or sea, self discovery, fisherman, cuban, fishing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, secret, troubled teen, family secret, teenage girl, choir, family secrets
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Eduart (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Republic of Macedonia, Albania
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on true story. Albanian man leaves oppressive family situation to a better life in Athens. Then kills someone and has to face his guilt.
Plot: lgbt, gay, snow, albanian, jail, prison, murder, train, father son relationship, gay bar, border crossing, border patrol ...
Place: greece
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54%
 6.6
 81
The Prodigal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: They were a family torn apart by redemption...kept apart by pride...but brought together by a miracle.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, tennis court, injury, tennis, tennis player, religious conversion, sermon, drunkenness, business executive, criminal, brother brother relationship, porsche ...
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51%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, snow, blizzard, alzheimer's disease
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50%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, americana, self discovery, generation gap, boat, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa, montana
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49%
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14 Kilometers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival.
Plot: boat, border crossing, arrest, desert, death
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Chevalier (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and ...
Plot: crew, hugging, fireworks, scuba diving, cook, silver, competition, male friendship, cleaning, speedo, male objectification, boxer shorts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Chercher le garçon (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 70 min.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, thirtysomething life, romance, computers and web, love and romance, hopes, single woman, internet, fishing, fisherman, ice cream, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Out (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, France, Hungary, Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OUT is an odyssey about 50 year old family man Agoston wandering through East Europe. After loosing his lifelong job in a power plant of small Slovak village Agoston takes the shady but alluring opportunity to work as a welder in a shipyard in ...
Style: road movie
Plot: husband wife relationship, cactus, washing machine, stuffed animal, boat, grave, sea, fish, taking a selfie, dancing, emigrant, fishing pole ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Vlad the Impaler: The True Life of Dracula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula, fights the Ottoman Turks on the battlefield and the Hungarian Boyars in his court.
Plot: justice, robbery, turk, execution
Time: 1400s
Place: ottoman empire, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Town (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.
Plot: small town, tombstone, stream, wind, cemetery, smoking, cornfield, sleeping, dream, lake, winter, stork ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Made in Israel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Egon Schultz, the last Nazi criminal, is extradited by Syria to Israel. Hoffman, A wealthy businessman and son of a holocaust survivor, puts out a 2 million dollar contract on his head and a group of people turned Nazi-Hunters make their way through ...
Plot: hitman, snow, revenge, trumpet, peace, police, minefield
Time: near future
Place: israel, syria, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
How Rare a Possession: The Book of Mormon (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Depicts the factual accounts of Vincenzo Di Francesca and Parley P. Pratt and how they came to appreciate the contents of the Book of Mormon.
Plot: mormon, baptism, latter day saints, religious differences, pastor, religious conversion, mormonism, soldier, italian american, church, religion, priest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1830s, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: sicily
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37%
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Chubasco (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.
Plot: port, homosexual subtext, father daughter relationship, forbidden love, young love, troubled teen, rebel, grandmother grandson relationship, dysfunctional family, beach party, fisherman, fishing boat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Wait (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the vast rooms of a beautiful Sicilian villa, Anna receives an unexpected guest. Twenty-something Jeanne has arrived from France, declaring herself to be the girlfriend of Anna’s son, Giuseppe, who has invited her to the house to spend Easter ...
Plot: loss of son, underwater, bikini, answering machine message, swimming underwater, easter, procession, answering machine, underwear, funeral, underwater scene, church ...
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Land Legs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dom, 36 years old, is a sailor on board of the fishing boat Petit Gael II from the port of Les Sables d'Olonne, a small town in western France. He is used to leave for the open sea for at least three weeks in a row. Despite of his absences, his ...
Plot: teenage girl, photograph, teenage boy, teenager, pregnant teenager, children, dog, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, oyster, pregnant, paint ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, couple relations, friends, social relations, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Longest Swim (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Best buds since childhood, Ben and Matt have grown apart with age. Even when Ben is diagnosed with diabetes, Matt struggles to support his friend like he should. Then, while vacationing at the lake, Matt is awakened by screams and groans coming from ...
Plot: diabetic, swimming, childhood friends, lake, diabetes
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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