Movies like Beyond the Hills

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Beyond the Hills (2012)
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Beyond the Hills (2012)
Original name: După dealuri
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, based on true events, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, danger, society, reunion, traditional versus modern, clergy, exorcism, female friendship, friends, religions or cults, ex-lover, lesbian, religion, monastery, female protagonist, starvation, ex lover, priest, religious, lesbian interest, friendship between women
Place: romania, europe

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Most similar movies to Beyond the Hills

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and captivating films with plots about society, friendship, friends, religions or cults, clergy, religion and family relations mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Beyond the Hills: Hadewijch (2009), The Nun (2013), The Portuguese Nun (2009), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Therese (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, clergy, power relations, celibacy, strong female presence, society, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: church, culture clash, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, clergy, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, unwanted pregnancy, rape, communism, friendship, female friendship, realism, young woman, doctor, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.3
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Therese (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: convent, society, artists and showbiz, hopes, clergy, lifestyle, religions or cults, family relations, suburbs, suburban life, lobster, notebook ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
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The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: rich and poor, culture clash, social decay, denial, society, life is a bitch, family relations, human nature, redemption, friendship, city life, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, monastery, pursuit, priest, suicide, nun, village, new wave, innocence lost, destructive relationship, religions or cults, strong female presence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, religions or cults, selflessness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, nun, catholic church, german occupation, forbidden love, love affair, wartime life, fall in love, convent, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, warning, family relations, reform, exile, rebelliousness, human spirit, siblings relations, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Blind Flight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, hostage, captivity, prison life, introspection, hopes, confined, isolation, culture clash, prison, society, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, confined, rebellion, human spirit, prison life, survival, rebelliousness, captivity, politics, society, religions or cults, stalinism ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: catastrophe, friendship, danger, race against time, nuclear threat, survival, small town, escape, radiation, nuclear reactor, chases and races, music band ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, small town life, idealism, clergy, social relations, religions or cults, society, hopes, religion, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Just the Wind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing inspiration from the death-squad murders of several Gypsy families in Hungary in 2008, director Bence Fliegauf's chilling and unforgettable real-life horror story follows a family whose dreams of emigration and escape are suddenly, ...
Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: social decay, family in danger, racism, family life, society, danger, murder, realism, social misfits, life is a bitch, secret place, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sivas (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Establishing a bleak village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, animal life, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, adventure, society, friends, youth, pets, family relations, barking dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, reunion, friendship, haunted by the past, under the surface, life is a bitch, friends, brazilian, writer's life, countryside, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.1
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, crimes, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, biblical, realistic
Plot: betrayal, clergy, religions or cults, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, bible, desert, friendship, society, bible story, disciple ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family but ends up murdering them.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in danger, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, reunion, family problems, homecoming, deadly, murder, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Faith Like Potatoes (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu ...
Style: christian film, sincere, serious, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: food, political unrest, farm, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, religions or cults, social differences, friends, redemption, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, liberal, eviction, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 652
Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, life is a bitch, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, immigrants, society, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Horses of God (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film follows two brothers over the course of a decade. While they begin as kids in search of thrills in the sprawling slums of Morocco’s Sidi Moumen, we witness their gradual, and ultimately shocking, radicalisation.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, danger, radical, society, family relations, murder, brother brother relationship, muslim, terrorist attack, islam, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, rabbi, school, judaism, faith, religions or cults, parents and children, clergy, youth, catholicism, afterlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: gloomy, contemplative, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, hopes, clergy, supernatural ability, society, church, family relations, religions or cults, mercy, painting, nun, faith ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 46
Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%