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Diary for My Children (1984)
Original name: Napló gyermekeimnek
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Plot: banned, stalinism, socialism, death in childbirth, hungarian, communist, communism, diary, unhappiness, old man, engineer, aunt niece relationship, factory, brother sister relationship, childhood, orphan, old woman, death of mother, controversy, politics, newspaper, girl, artist, death of father, father daughter relationship ...
Time: year 1947, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: budapest hungary, eastern europe, moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and talky films with plots about mother daughter relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, flashback, friend, brother sister relationship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like Diary for My Children: Just Like at Home (1978), Trumbo (2015), Nobody's Daughter (1976), Tail Gunner Joe (1977), Cezanne and I (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: communism, socialism, anti communist, communist, politics, controversy, deportation, prison, revolution, diary
Time: 1950s
Place: moscow russia, budapest
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Diary for My Father and My Mother (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Directed by Márta Mészáros.
Plot: controversy, party, politics, celebration, newsreel footage, josef stalin, trial, grief, new year's eve, parade, diary, tank ...
Time: 1950s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, soviet union
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Just Like at Home (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a kid are discovering beauty in life.
Plot: father daughter relationship, surrogate father, children, hungarian, infatuation, girl
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
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Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: dramatic, earnest, cerebral, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: communism, screenwriter, mccarthyism, communist, hollywood, parent child relationship, movie business, politics, cancer, writing, film industry, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
Plot: racism, childhood, compassion, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, child abuse, violence, train, african american, rape, great depression, bathtub ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: arkansas, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nobody's Daughter (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An orphan girl suffers abuse from her adoptive parents.
Plot: orphan, beating, poison, torture, child abuse, fire, adoption, murder, brutality, exploitation, rape, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
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Time: 1890s, 1940s, 1900s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Plot: lesbian, polyamory, sexual perversion, censorship, bdsm, taboo, infidelity, sadism, teacher student relationship, college professor, polygamy, sorority ...
Time: year 1945, year 1941, year 1947, year 1940, year 1972 ...
Place: harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give him a national power base when he later planned to run for ...
Plot: communist, cold war, historical event, mccarthyism, u.s. congress, communism, u.s. senator
Time: 1950s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Plot: friendship, male friendship, portrait, schoolyard, end of friendship, cow, novelist, seaside, nude painting, art, boat, infidelity ...
Time: 1890s, 1880s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: paris france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, ...
Plot: stage play, peasant, poet, insomnia, dispute, playwright, culture, cottage, finnish, mental breakdown, money problems, poetry ...
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Mark Twain and Me (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dorothy Quick, A young girl befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans during the final years of his life.
Style: based on memoir
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: intellectual
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Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (2005)
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The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: sexual, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak ...
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Gie (2005)
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Duration: 147 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
 150
The Farewell (2000)
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Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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