Movies like Build a House, Plant a Tree

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Build a House, Plant a Tree (1980)
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Build a House, Plant a Tree (1980)
Original name: Postav dom, zasaď strom
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvaj Jakubiskoʼs first feature film after a forced nine-year-long break is a story about an unconventional man, Jozef Matúš. He arrives to a small village in eastern Slovakia to settle down and start a family. He is ready to subordinate everything to his goal. It all starts with stealing building material and ends with him disregarding those close to him to a point where his ambitions are turning against him. Build a House, Plant a Tree is a viewer-friendly film with a plot resembling a western, including several attractive action sequences.
Plot: house, tree, love, village, mountain, police, forest, gypsy, truck, traveler, divorce, tragedy, alcohol, male nudity, chase, construction, insanity, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, piano, waterfall, bar, hill, small town, surrealism ...

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Most similar movies to Build a House, Plant a Tree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about love, bar, father son relationship, male nudity, small town, father daughter relationship and village mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Build a House, Plant a Tree: The Axiliad (1986), White Night (2007), L'arbre de les cireres (1998), Fly Away Solo (2015), Where The Air Is Cool And Dark (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Axiliad (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young, idealistic poet, turns his back on civilization and goes to small, backwood village, rents a bed in the house of an old woman, and decides to make his living as a lumberjack. Soon he realizes that the world around him is far from perfect.
Plot: train, colleague, lumberjack, male female relationship, forest, tree, love, village, old lady, dream, winter, young woman ...
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95%
 6.5
 506
White Night (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychological drama about Ulrich, a workaholic whose life takes a drastic turn when he is involved in a fatal accident. As his guilt grows, his life slowly crumbles around him. Next, an unpleasant event from his past rears its unforgiving head.
Plot: ecstasy, marijuana, shower, bar fight, accidental killing, alcoholic, necklace, father son relationship, bar, widow, bottled water, house ...
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85%
L'arbre de les cireres (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story takes place between December 1994 and February 1995 in a small village near Valencia, Spain, where the lives of four people - a child, a thief and two doctors - intersect. At the same time, the great love of one woman's life suddenly ...
Plot: youth, thief, tree, love, grandmother, mountain, village, doctor, countryside
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84%
 8.2
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Fly Away Solo (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy in hopeless love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the ...
Plot: love, guilt, small town, caste system, train, police, father daughter relationship, death, interlinked stories, magician, underwater scene, kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Where The Air Is Cool And Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Thirty-year-old Emmett LeClere, a former logger and recovering drug addict, returns from school in New York to make a film in his Olympic Peninsula hometown. To finance the project, he decides to grow marijuana with an old buddy. After an ...
Plot: guitar, emergency room, marijuana, tree, forest, coffee shop, unemployment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male nudity, arrest, best friend, art student ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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70%
Postmen in the Mountains (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: mountain, on the road, father son relationship, postman, lovers reunited, family in crisis, human nature, homecoming, self discovery, isolation, small town life, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: canada
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57%
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The Frontier (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chilean teacher, Ramiro, is sentenced to internal exile in a southern town where tidal waves often appear. He falls for a woman, Maite, whose father asks him to take her away. Although he gets his freedom he doesn't leave and when the water ...
Plot: car, healer, love interest, chicken, funeral, diving, female nudity, statue, ocean, scuba diving, village, boat ...
Place: chile
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56%
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 3K
Sunset Song (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: shepherd, farmer, love, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, world war one, sex scene, village, execution, father son relationship, marriage proposal, death of father ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland
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56%
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The Wishing Tree (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This poetic parable is part of Tenghiz Abuladze’s cinematic triptych: “The Supplication” – “The Wishing Tree” – “Repentance”. The place is Georgia at the beginning of the 20th century. That’s how director Tenghiz Abuladze ...
Plot: tree, love, priest, tragedy, boy meets girl, male objectification, christianity
Place: georgia, georgia (former ussr), caucasus, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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White Room (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Norm, a confused young man, lives two lives, one in and one out of reality. One night, he witnesses the murder of rock video star Madelaine X and feels guilty, as he did nothing to prevent it. At Madelaine’s funeral, he meets a mysterious woman in ...
Plot: love, mystery, female director, obsession, fully clothed sex, surrealism, woman on top, male nudity, sex, older woman younger man relationship, mysterious woman, faked death ...
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48%
See You in Hell, Friends (1970)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 73 min.
Story: As a car full of an assortment of characters rolls down an embankment and bursts into flames, the old driver says "See You in Hell, Friends." The relations between the characters are shown in flashbacks. The pretty Rita and her fiancee ...
Style: allegory, absurd
Plot: satire, surrealism, male nudity, cow, affair, female nudity, infidelity, pregnancy, crucifix
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 10K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, humiliation, suicide, police officer, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
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46%
 6.0
 280
South (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her ...
Plot: illness, love, kidnapping, laundry, insanity, female protagonist
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45%
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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, couples, friends, going straight ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
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44%
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 78
Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: scandal, violence, chase, gymnast, following someone, dancer, friendship, swimming, fight, statutory rape, class reunion, pervert ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Body Scent (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Due to misunderstanding and hard life, a man divorces his wife and leaves the city. He comes to a new environment, meeting new people and new wife. Crucified between two worlds, he does everything to bring her two sons on the right track, and ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, desertion, cafe, nipples, boxing, truck, shooting, pregnancy, murder, friendship, male female relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The House Between the Fields (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fresh out of university, agricultural engineer Voica Teodorescu returns to her native village where she joins a local team of engineers in the planning of a dam and an irrigation mega project.Although Voica is engaged to be married to Ilarie she ...
Style: romanticism
Plot: house, field, mayor, embezzlement, village, betrayal, politics, dam, communism, incompetence, farming, countryside ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Maya (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then heads to India after months in captivity.
Plot: journalist, motorcycle, beach, male nudity, house, psychologist, swimming pool, airplane, shower, love, hostage, video call ...
Time: year 2012
Place: india, mumbai india, paris france
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38%
Valparaiso My Love (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poor Valparaiso family faces a tough life after the father is sent to prison.
Style: slang
Plot: childhood, chase, handheld camera, brother sister relationship, poor family, pub, petty criminal, mother, movie theatre, brother brother relationship, bar, sick child ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Shame (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tough female lawyer on holiday ends up in a small Pacific Northwest town where she befriends a local teenage girl and tries to persuade her to to press charges against the young thugs who raped her.
Plot: rape, gang, motorcycle, violence, chase, small town, bar, gang rape
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 240
Julia (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young woman discovers that there's more to do than ski when in the Swiss Alps.
Plot: whipped cream, older man younger woman relationship, older woman younger man sex, father son relationship, teenage sexuality, cuckolded husband, lesbian sex, open relationship, topless woman, female full frontal nudity, loss of virginity, male full rear nudity ...
Place: italy, austria
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37%
Caravan Serai (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set during the Greek civil war. A villager is forced to leave his house and property and go to Thessaloniki with his daughter and son. They find refuge in an old building with hundreds of other people. They live a miserable life as the daughter ...
Plot: imperialism, communism, father daughter relationship, villager, carriage, bar, civil war, handicapped, family relations, bare breasts, farmer, politics ...
Place: greece
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37%
Shadows in the Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another.
Plot: father son relationship, accident, country house, houseboat, piano, fishing, father daughter relationship, friendship, beach, railway station, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Plot: retirement home, forest, sadness, female director, death, nature, tree, old man
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35%
Fruit of Paradise (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story is an allegory of Adam and Eve, in a modern (made in the '60s) Health Retreat. The action involves our hero wandering the grounds where she becomes obsessed with a mysterious man in red, who may or may not be a killer.
Style: allegory, psychedelic
Plot: adam and eve, female director, briefcase, female hysteria, owl, drum, death by gunshot, paradise, hysterical woman, fight, old woman, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The hour of Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Theo goes looking for someone who can tell him about his dad and the person he loved. His quest leads him into the Alps, where George has been living as a recluse for ten years. As they meet, the two men start to make sense of their lives.
Plot: parent child relationship, father son relationship, mountain, friend, gay, quest, generation, love
Place: london, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Latitude Zero (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lena owns a forgotten bar next to a highway where the trucks zip by but rarely stop. She is eight months pregnant and has been abandoned by her former lover, Colonel Mattos, of the São Paulo police. One day, she meets Vilela, a former policeman ...
Plot: devastation, business, alcohol, rage, bar, rifle, truck, money, pregnancy
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 602
Hard Country (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker ...
Plot: factory, small town, dancing, pickup truck, couples, coming of age, truck, panties, voyeur, cowboy hat, white panties, voyeurism ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Journey of August King (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his produce and purchasing the stock and goods he will need to survive the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: countryside, interracial relations, mountain, society, on the run, fall in love, love affair, righting the wronged, in the woods, master and servant, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1810s, 19th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Handful of Time (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gothic thriller about Old Martin who heeds the voice of Anna, who calls him back to the mountain cabin where he left her to die while she gave birth to their surviving son.
Plot: lake, nude swimming, memory, female nudity, old man, head wound, love, bathtub, male nudity, past, forest
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%