Movies like Buud Yam

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Buud Yam (1997)
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Buud Yam (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Burkina Faso
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, the villagers suspect Wend Kuuni. In order to save Pughneere's life (and his own) he must set out on a journey to find a healer. His quest brings him in contact with people around him and is a journey of self-discovery.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: journey, illness, witch, horse, village, friendship, forest, desert, dream, self discovery, teenage girl, baby, healer, horse riding, brother sister relationship, medicine, sorceress, friend, superstition, rescue, adopted son, suspicion, saving a life, intolerance, murder of mother ...
Time: 10th century
Place: africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about friendship, family relations, youth, family, coming of age, horse and illness mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Buud Yam: Anurodh (1977), Lightning, the White Stallion (1986), An American Girl Adventure (2005), The Nightingale (2013), Summer of the Colt (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Anurodh (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Mr. Choudhary does not approve of his son, Arun, indulging in singing songs and music. He wants him to be a businessman like himself. Out of fear of his father finding out about his continued indulgence, Arun changes his name to Sanjay Kumar. He ...
Plot: singer, garage, friend, flashback, poet, mechanic, dual identity, illness, radio station, radio, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a stolen white stallion escapes his captors, young Stephanie Ward gives him a new home and a new name: Lightning. As she grooms the horse for show-jumping competition, the pair forms an unbreakable bond. But when Stephanie finds herself in need ...
Plot: horse riding, horse, boy girl relationship, equestrian, boy horse relationship, escapades, teenage girl, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, gambling, rider horse relationship, husband wife relationship, girl horse relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pre-American Revolution Virginian girl whose love for the outdoors leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Felicity loves horses, and though her parents plead with her to remain indoors, she years to ride the open plains. When Felicity comes into ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, best friends, hopes, adventure, young heroes, animal life, family life, parents and children, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Nightingale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his ...
Style: sincere, visually appealing, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, journey, self discovery, elderly, getting home, family relations, materialism, on the road, bird, friendship, escapades, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Summer of the Colt (1989)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This award-winning film by André Melançon -- set on a ranch on the pampas of Argentina -- tells the story of three children spending a summer with their grandfather. The youngest, Felipe, makes friends with a puppy; his older brother, Daniel, ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, friendship, teenage life, family life, siblings relations, family, hopes, coming of age, youth, animal life, farm, friends ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 67
Immortality (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Six families in different compartments of a train, moving through a rainy night. In a single, 145-minute take, the film depicts the families and how their lives are interwoven with each other. Vacillating between dream and reality, each story builds ...
Plot: journey, train, society, family, life, iranian
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Wound (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Turkey, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Directed by Yilmaz Arslan.
Plot: apartment building, peasant, mother daughter relationship, aunt niece relationship, friend, village, escape, mental institution, family relations, cell, friendship, journey ...
Place: germany, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Moondance Alexander (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, young heroes, obsessive quest, eccentric family, teenage life, athlete and trainer, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy scout, small town, family relations, world war two, rescue, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, reunion, homecoming, americana, self discovery, siblings relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, girl horse relationship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, orphan, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Wild Stallion (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two girls, CJ and Hanna. CJ lives on a ranch, Hanna comes to visit and decides to photograph wild horses for a school project. The girls become great friends and learn of a plot that might jeopardize the mustangs.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, horse, farm, coming of age, urban legend, self discovery, family, cons and scams, youth, ranch, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Opal Dream (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pobby & Dingan are invisible. They live in an opal town in Australia and are friends with Kellyanne, the 9 year-old daughter of an opal miner. The film tells the story of the bizarre and inexplicable disappearance of Pobby & Dingan, ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary friend, friendship, family relations, terminal illness, imaginary character, siblings relations, culture clash, self discovery, hopes, small town, mischievous children, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Shine of Rainbows (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, family relations, couples, parents and children, adoption, family life, youth, seal, husband wife relationship, grief ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Seasons of the Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an emotional wreck, and she is unable to move on with her life. That ...
Plot: pioneer, cholera, adoptive mother, adopted son, adoptive father, adoption, down syndrome, christmas, death of daughter, loss of daughter, foster child, adoptive father adopted son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Remi, Nobody's Boy (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. Has its sides, he will learn ...
Style: touching, scenic, feel good, inspirational
Plot: transformation, self discovery, destiny, mentor, childhood, life philosophy, friendship, philosophy, adventure, travel, dream, naivete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Parks (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jun is a university student. She meets high school student Haru. To Jun, Haru looks just like Sachiko who was the girlfriend of her now deceased father. Jun and Haru meet Tokio. Tokio is the grandson of Sachiko and they learn that Sachiko is now ...
Plot: female director, musician, man with glasses, brunette, student, band, eyeglasses, handshake, memory, microphone, university, park ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dark Horse (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 14 year old Allison has to go to a horse farm. With all the horses and the help of the owner Susan Hadley she finds new sense in her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: horse, farm, animal life, friends, youth, rehabilitation, hopes, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 372
Sylvester (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Charlie is a 16-year-old orphan struggling to raise her two younger brothers when she endeavors to train a wild horse she names Sylvester and turn him into an Olympic jumping champion.
Style: touching, feel good, fairy tale, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, equestrian, horse, teenage life, underdog, contests and competitions, heroes, youth, ambition, family, lifestyle, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 271
Lantern Hill (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied. Jane is forced into a private academy, in which the ...
Plot: supernatural, hugging, countryside, island, summer, maid, marital separation, wind, kicking, mysterious death, long lost father, letter ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a ...
Plot: female director, girl, death of son, friend, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mourning, family relations, mother daughter relationship, death of brother, friendship, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Ostwind (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, animal training, youth, teenage life, self discovery, family, teenage girl, farm, disobey, hopes, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Directed by Richard C. Sarafian, this 1969 British children's film stars Mark Lester as a young boy, unable to speak, who befriends both a wild colt with blue eyes and a falcon named "Lady". The cast also includes John Mills, Gordon ...
Plot: falcon, horse, farm, pub, pipe smoking, pony, ex soldier, covered in mud, land rover, village, father son relationship, burial ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl obsessed with watching the heavens bets her telescope with the local bully that their oddly acting new neighbours are not aliens from outer space.
Plot: suburbs, telescope, friendship, girl, tolerance, hung upside down, investigation, stranger, playground, brother sister relationship, reading, loner ...
Place: adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Christmas Tree (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly, who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for decades and move it to New York for Christmas ...
Plot: friendship, nun, female director, inspiration, holiday, gardener, tree, unlikely friendships, friend, christmas, christmas tree
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Storm Rider (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spoiled 18-yr-old Dani Fielding's world is turned upside down when her father gets arrested for securities fraud, and she has to leave her upscale life in the city to stay with her gruff Uncle Sam out in the country. As Dani and her uncle ...
Style: touching, realistic, light, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, youth, farm, coming of age, orphan, friends, life turned upside down, self discovery, friendship, horse, couples, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, fairy tale, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, orphan, friendship, young heroes, rich and poor, teenage life, master and servant, family, uncle niece relationship, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, schoolboy, social differences, on the road, parents and children, youth, obsessive quest, young heroes, society, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Little Women (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family, sisterhood, illness, sister sister relationship, wedding, twins, love, rivalry, intrigue, promise, jealousy, romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Color of Paradise (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: orphan, blind character, blindness, children, father son relationship, village, poverty, family relations, bittersweet, homecoming, abandoned, vacation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Who Never Lived (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young, charismatic priest John, his time missionary in Africa, every day helping Warsaw young people addicted to drugs. Unconventional methods, which are used in pastoral work, raise many doubts about his superiors. Surprisingly, however, his life ...
Plot: illness, hiv, charisma, journey, drug addiction, priest, intolerance, sickness, faith, monastery, human immunodeficiency virus
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%