Movies like Poor Folk

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Poor Folk (2012)
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Poor Folk (2012)
Original name: 窮人。榴槤。麻藥。偷渡客
Genre: Drama
Country: Myanmar, Taiwan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Arranged by a smuggling syndicate, A-Hong and his young teen sister along with a group of Burmese youngsters sneak across the Myanmar/Thailand border and arrive in a remote town called Dagudi in Northern Thailand. A-Hong's sister is taken away by the gangs as her mother has sold her to them. A-Hong goes to Bangkok and works under a tour guide, a wildcatter from Myanmar who has lived in Thailand illegally for years.
Plot: motorcycle, border, human trafficking, tour guide, brushing teeth, amphetamine
Place: thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out films with plots about motorcycle, human trafficking, murder, betrayal, violence, blackmail and taxi mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Poor Folk: The Road to Mandalay (2016), Where The Miracle Happens (2008), Dandelions (1974), Dreams I Never Had (2018), How to Win at Checkers (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Road to Mandalay (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Myanmar, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two illegal Burmese migrants fleeing their country’s civil war find love with each other while struggling to survive in the bustling cities of Thailand.
Plot: washing dishes, arrest, river, police arrest, border crossing, factory, emigrant, smuggler, officer, nightmare, blood, murder ...
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Where The Miracle Happens (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pimdao, a successful real estate developer and businesswoman, is injured in an accident that kills her beloved daughter at a time when the two are estranged. After the accident, Pimdao decides to take her daughter's place as a volunteer at an ...
Plot: volunteer
Place: thailand
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Dandelions (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: no overview.
Plot: motorcycle, alcohol, sex, drug addiction, breasts, drug addict, model, male nudity, female nudity, erotica, betrayal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dreams I Never Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Plot: illegal alien, held captive, wealthy family, teenage girl, human trafficking, gardener
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Big Big World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and Zuhal take their first step out of the orphanage into this big world committing a crime. It becomes impossible for them to live amongst people now, and the forest they take shelter in becomes a desert island for them. A boy and a girl that ...
Plot: forest, motorcycle, taxi, hospital, taxi driver, attack, orphan, hugging, goat, bleeding, crying
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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This Is Love (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in Vietnam and Germany, This Is Love centers on Chris and the nine-year-old Jenjira on the run from the mafia. Together with his friend Holger, Chris bought the young Vietnamese girl's freedom from human traffickers – without actually ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: Anishoara is a 15 years old girl from a small village in Moldova. Her village is situated in a picturesque valley between rolling hills. Life seems calm but archaic alone with her old grandfather Petru and her little brother Andrei. In summer she ...
Plot: autumn, summer, talking to the camera, motorcycle, winter, spring
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, China
Duration: 280 min.
Story: Liu and Deng are a couple both in their 70s who have been married for nearly half a century and lived in a small inland city of China. The family of Liu and Deng is a typical ordinary family of China. The eldest daughter Liqin, divorced with a ...
Plot: computer game, cooking, eating, playing a video game, brushing teeth, old couple
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman leaves her job and lover in Japan to start a new life in Thailand.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robin is a social worker in Oakland on the verge of losing her job for getting too close to her clients; she's African-American and grew up in the neighborhood. She falls for Brooklyn, a White Frenchwoman, who's a thief with dreams of ...
Plot: gay, motorcycle, lesbian love, lesbian, thief, neighborhood
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Die jungen Tiger von Hongkong (1969)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A U.S. Vietnam vet comes to Hong Kong to look for his wife who seemingly has disappeared whilst modeling. As he digs deeper he discovers the people behind her disappearance are a crime syndicate that deal in trafficking young girls. He assembles a ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, kidnapping, human trafficking, pink panties, gangster, murder, panties, blonde, stockings
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 50
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada, France
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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