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, amphetamine, tour guide, brushing teeth
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, female director, blackmail, border and gay mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Poor Folk: The Road to Mandalay (2016), Nina Wu (2019), Where The Miracle Happens (2008), Dandelions (1974), Dreams I Never Had (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Road to Mandalay (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Myanmar, Taiwan, India
Duration: 108 min.
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Nina Wu (2019)
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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 ...
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Dandelions (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: no overview.
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
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