Movies like Grandmother 1989

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Grandmother (1989)
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Grandmother (1989)
Original name: Yaaba
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Burkina Faso, Switzerland, France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her 'Witch' but Bila himself calls her 'Yaaba' (grandmother). When Bila's cousin Nopoko gets sick it is Sana's medicine that saves her.
Plot: witchcraft, water, boy, knife
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about boy, family relations, friendship, girl, father son relationship, children and school mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like Grandmother: Wallah Be (2002), The Law (1990), Lamb (2015), Audrey's Rain (2003), Rubber Tarzan (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wallah Be (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Life is not easy when you are a Danish kid called Aksel who loves meatballs. Especially when you would much rather want to be one of the cool Muslim boys who wear those golden necklaces and say cool stuff in Arabic. To worsen things, during the ...
Plot: children, boy, islam, female director, bathing
Place: denmark
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95%
Tornado and the Kalahari Horse Whisperer (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tornado is a true life story of patience, endurance and passion. The picture tells the story of two damaged souls: Pierre, a depressed and damaged young man and Tornado, an emotionally tormented horse. Sensing Tornado’s potential, Pierre travels ...
Plot: nature, wildlife, predator
Place: south africa, africa
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79%
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The Law (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, Burkina Faso, Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken Nogma, Saga's promised bride, for himself. Still in love ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
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78%
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Lamb (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Ethiopia, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives he takes his pet sheep with him but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend.
Plot: sheep, lamb, marketplace, farming, corporal punishment, cooking
Place: ethiopia, africa
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73%
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 233
Audrey's Rain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jean Smart and Richard Gilliland star in "Audrey's Rain" for Hallmark. Jean plays Aunt Audrey, who took in her sister's two kids after her sister's recent suicide.
Plot: family relations, con artists, old love, loss of mother, second chance, ex boyfriend, aunt, butterfly, visiting a grave, little boy, picnic, friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Gikor (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A village boy meets his tragic fate when he is sent to the city to work for a rich trader.
Plot: armenian, boy, father son relationship, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia (former ussr), tbilisi, caucasus, armenia
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64%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Duration: 77 min.
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52%
Grandmothers and Grandchildren (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Buud Yam (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Burkina Faso
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, the villagers suspect Wend Kuuni. In order to save ...
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Place: africa
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47%
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Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: sentimental, enigmatic, art house, absurd, melancholic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Captain Johnno (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: south australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Denmark
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Storm Boy (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama, Family
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Style: serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Alabama Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
'Imuhar': A Legend (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Niger
Duration: 82 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, girl, death of mother, boy, father son relationship, aunt nephew relationship, persian
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Challengers (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her father dies and she moves to a new town, Mackie wants to join a certain gang/band. But they've got this boys-only rule. So Mackie comes up with an audacious plan...only it begins to backfire.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 1890s, 10-year-old Yohan is sent away from home to survive on his own as a child laborer. He experiences hardships and overcomes his fears by relying on bravery and hope to make the best of his circumstances.
Style: cult film
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Time: 1890s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%