Movies like The Snow Goose

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The Snow Goose (1971)
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The Snow Goose (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based upon Paul Gallico's delicate novel, Patrick Garland's Golden Globe winning The Snow Goose is a stark and hauntingly beautiful drama set amongst the striking scenery of the Essex salt marshes during the early years of WWII. A bearded Richard Harris leads the modest cast with his sensitive portrayal of tormented soul Philip Rhayader, a lonely misshapen man shunned by society but with a great love of life; Harris isnt overly bitter of his treatment and expresses his compassion through his paintings and love of the waterfowl that surround him. Harris is ably supported by the waiflike Jenny Agutter as Frith, who radiates the requisite amount of youthful innocence and naivety, and won a best supporting actress Emmy Award for her performance.
Plot: goose, world war two, nature, disability, wildlife, tragedy, coming of age, rite of passage, orphan, artist, nursing, nursing back to health, book

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about coming of age, world war two, youth, family relations, friendship, female nudity and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Snow Goose: The Chosen Ones (1983), Class of '44 (1973), Knowing Aaron (2010), The Wizard of Loneliness (1988), Silas Marner (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Chosen Ones (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man wants to flee wartime Germany and the detested Nazis to Columbia, where his brother lives. In order to achieve his goal he agrees to become an informer for the Reich.
Plot: world war two, german, coming of age, gunshot, half brother, doctor, tragedy, rape, murder, nazism, wealth, betrayal ...
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Class of '44 (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sequel to "Summer of '42" reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and ...
Plot: autobiography, college, coming of age, world war two, streetcar
Time: 1940s
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72%
Knowing Aaron (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: After witnessing a traumatic event as a child, Aaron is now haunted by hallucinations. He spends much of his time alone, endlessly drawing as a way to cope with these dark images. Though this has gone on for years, as he gets older it becomes harder ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, bleak, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: schizophrenia, sanity, scholarship, tragedy, murder, society, brother brother relationship, coming of age, hopes, drawing, craziness, artist ...
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69%
The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, female director, aunt nephew relationship, mental patient, aunt, child's point of view, secret, loneliness, family secret, war veteran, grandmother, generation gap ...
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont
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66%
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Silas Marner (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adaption of George Eliot's novel. When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: village, adoption, power relations, family relations, rivalry, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, hopes, family life, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century
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55%
Secret Places (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: girls' school, world war two, refugee, female director, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, suspicion, girls' boarding school, teacher, german, bathtub, crush ...
Place: britain, england
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51%
Red Dirt Rising (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949).
Plot: world war two, race car, race, nascar, racing, car racing, automobile racing
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47%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: family relations, world war two, great depression, conscription, french canadian, catholic, canadian, religion
Place: canada, quebec
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43%
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Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, american midwest
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42%
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: anti semitism, friendship, world war two, confined, society, homecoming, holocaust, coming of age, golden years, religions or cults, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: europe, germany
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42%
Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small Southern town in the autumn of 1941, Sophie’s lonely life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long-buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence ...
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, female director, interracial romance, fishing village, foreigner, racist, december, interracial friendship, japanese american, prejudice, widow ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: south carolina
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41%
The Beheaded Rooster (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A moving coming of age story in a time of extreme change: on August 23, 1944 in a small city in Romanian Transylvania, the 16 year old Felix Goldschmidt awaits his classmates for their traditional Exitus Party (school graduation). However, this very ...
Plot: strong female lead, nazi propaganda, skinny dipping, barefoot woman, world war two, female nudity, coming of age, betrayal by friend, treason, group of friends, breasts, friendship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: romania, transylvania
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40%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, disagreement, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, child in peril, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, obsession, eccentric family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, new england, tokyo
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39%
Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: small town, coming of age, youth, social relations, small town life, friendship between boys, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, blindness, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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36%
How to Win at Checkers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, USA, Indonesia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The poor outlying districts of Bangkok are a world where you grow up very quickly. After both their parents die, 11-year-old Oat, his little sister and his older brother Ek move in with their aunt. Ek works in a bar for male prostitutes and ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, betrayal, coming of age, male homosexuality, sibling relationship, child protagonist, older brother, lottery, 11 year old, gay, rite of passage, siblings ...
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
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A Voyage Round My Father (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A successful lawyer struck with blindness in middle age continues his battles in the courtroom with the assistance of his family. As his son deals with bitter memories of their relationship, he also seeks his father's respect and love and in ...
Plot: lawyer, boarding school, world war one, lesbianism, world war two, cynicism, evolution, divorce lawyer, blindness, amateur theater, weirdo, garden ...
Place: england
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Barndommens gade (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: I en lille 2-værelses baggårdslejlighed, på Vesterbro i København, bor den 14 årige Ester (Sofie Gråbøl) sammen med faderen (Torben Jensen), moderen (Vigga Bro) og storebroderen Carl (Carl Quist Møller). Det er tidens typiske arbejderkvarter ...
Plot: menstruation, coming of age, grownups, girl, mother daughter relationship
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Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for. - imdb
Plot: female director, female protagonist, flapper, cousin cousin relationship, hair, coming of age, revenge, braids
Time: 1920s
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35%
A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sexual, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, betrayal, coming of age, college, college life, boarding school life, school, friends, love affair, teenage life, student life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
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34%
Milka - A Film About Taboos (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a novel by the late Finnish writer Timo Mukka, this simple story focuses on what happens when Milka (Irma Huntus), a girl barely out of childhood, gets pregnant by Ojanen (Matti Turunen) a rustic fieldhand. Her own mother had been hoping to ...
Plot: coming of age, male nudity, carpenter, child abuse, youth, motherhood, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, village, nature, female nudity, lapland ...
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33%
Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set within the super-rich jet-set society of Paris, Richard Harris portrays a man whose life is gradually being destroyed. From sexual trauma to financial disaster, he slowly descends into a world of insanity, perversion and finally the bottomless ...
Plot: impotence, contract killing, murder for hire, male prostitute, gypsy, sexual fantasy, brothel madam, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder, female nudity, male nudity ...
Place: paris france
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33%
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Hotel Pacific (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the early 1930s, a young man finds a job as a dishwasher in a hotel and quickly works his way up the ladder. Loosely based on the novel by Henryk Worcell.
Plot: coming of age, hotel, employment, fired from the job, gay, aristocrat, retiring, grownups, service, bartender, dignity, attraction ...
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32%
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, adventure, state affairs, culture clash, fish out of water, religions or cults, family relations, interracial relations, redemption, romance, mother son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s, 1810s
Place: hawaii, usa, boston, connecticut, yale university ...
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32%
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, contemplative, serious, touching ...
Plot: world war two, youth, hitler youth, castle, friendship, redemption, friends, sexual abuse, wartime life, kidnapping, introspection, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
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32%
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Floodhouse (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two girls are sent to live in the Australian bush with their hippy father. As they gradually bond, a stranger arrives from a town called Paradise.
Plot: countryside, flood, bathing, coming of age, bare breasts, nature, bathtub, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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32%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, youth, society, life is a bitch, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
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31%
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Hungarians (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of landless Hungarian peasants accept work as migrant-laborers on a farm in northern Germany where the wages are good, and the wives and family are allowed to accompany them. Though it is in the midst of World War II, they are relatively ...
Plot: pow, world war two, peasant, humiliation
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30%
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Back Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The war in Europe is over, but the one at home has only just begun. The Second World War is ending and throughout Britain, evacuees are returning home to their families - but not the families they remember. Like so many other women, Peggy’s life ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: world war two, homecoming, american soldier, evacuation, mother daughter relationship, marriage, aristocrat, loss of husband, presumed dead, english, brother sister relationship, comics ...
Place: england
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30%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, culture clash, working class, youth, society, best friend, countryside, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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30%