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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Most similar movies to Buud Yam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and feel good films with plots about friendship, youth, family relations, family, illness, horse and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Buud Yam: Anurodh (1977), Lightning, the White Stallion (1986), The Nightingale (2013), An American Girl Adventure (2005), 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: illness, singer, poet, friend, mechanic, radio, dual identity, friendship, radio station, flashback, garage
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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, horse riding, gambling, teenage girl, horse jumping, girl horse relationship, horse trainer, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, rider horse relationship, boy, escapades, boy horse relationship ...
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76%
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, captivating, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, journey, self discovery, getting home, elderly, family relations, materialism, on the road, bird, friendship, mischievous children, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: horse riding, friendship, rescue, hopes, best friends, young heroes, adventure, family life, parents and children, animal life, colonial america, family relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: virginia, usa, britain
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, friendship, family, youth, hopes, coming of age, siblings relations, teenage life, family life, friends, animal life, farm ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, family, society, life, iranian
Place: iran
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64%
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The Wound (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Turkey, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Directed by Yilmaz Arslan.
Plot: police, apartment building, aunt niece relationship, friendship, survival, uncle niece relationship, mental institution, cell, refusing to eat, family relations, escape, independence ...
Place: germany, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Sweet 15 (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her quinceanera -- the traditional 15th birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young girl into adulthood. Marta is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels ...
Plot: celebration, husband wife relationship, waltz, school, friend, boss, teenage girl, illegal immigration, mexican american, birthday, illegal immigrant, father daughter relationship ...
Place: los angeles, california
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54%
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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, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, black horse, survival, rescue, young heroes, orphan, mischievous children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, siblings relations, culture clash, self discovery, imaginary character, hopes, mischievous children, best friends, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy scout, small town, rescue, world war two, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, fish out of water, friendship, self discovery, reunion, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ 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: sentimental, sincere, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, island, orphanage, couples, family relations, parents and children, family life, adoption, youth, seal, husband wife relationship, love ...
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, adoptive mother, loss of daughter, death of daughter, adopted son, adoption, adoptive father, christmas, down syndrome, cholera, adoptive mother adopted son relationship, foster child ...
⇓ 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 ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, light, contemplative
Plot: student, japanese girl, professor, university, friendship, friend, musician, grandmother grandson relationship, couples, love, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ 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, realistic, serious
Plot: horse, friendship, teenage life, human spirit, family life, youth, rehabilitation, coming of age, hopes, friends, animal life, farm ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
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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, heroes, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, family, lifestyle, against the odds, fall in love, child as adult ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, kentucky
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42%
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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, ghost, bedroom, classroom, absent father, braided hair, marital separation, farm, maid, hat, horse and wagon, sister sister relationship ...
Time: year 1935, 1930s
Place: toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, mother daughter relationship, death of brother, boy girl relationship, sadness, grandfather granddaughter relationship, death of son, family relations, cancer, father daughter relationship, friend, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3K
Black Beauty (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Born free in the American West, Black Beauty is a horse rounded up and brought to Birtwick Stables, where she meets spirited teenager Jo Green. The two forge a bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges and adventures.
Style: sincere, psychological, unusual plot structure, sexy, captivating
Plot: girl horse relationship, wild horse, horse ranch, horse race, horse riding, teenager, female protagonist, teenage boy, horse trainer, teenage girl, uncle niece relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, childhood trauma, pony, heavy rain, bicycle, childhood, rider horse relationship, horse riding, child protagonist, land rover, mud ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Emma's Chance (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, sweet, sentimental
Plot: horse, community service, teenage girl, horse ranch, friendship, human spirit, bonding, rehabilitation, teenage protagonist, farm, teenage life, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: stranger, tolerance, sunglasses, neighbor, friendship, helmet, friend, reading, bully, hung upside down, brother sister relationship, telescope ...
Place: adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, friendship, young heroes, orphan, uncle niece relationship, teenage life, master and servant, family, best friends, society, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 2K
Windstorm (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, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, youth, animal training, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, farm, family, disobey, hopes, stallion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 426
Windstorm 3 (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ostwind and Mika have found a real home at the farm Kaltenbach with Mika's grandmother. In the hustle of running therapy center and due to Mika's fame as a horse-whisperer, she feels that she doesn't have enough freedom and time to ...
Style: light, captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, girl horse relationship, horse riding, wild horse, teenage girl, freedom, horse race, horse ranch, friendship, hopes, escapades, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 1K
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, sweet, captivating, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family, sisterhood, illness, sister sister relationship, wedding, twins, love, rivalry, intrigue, jealousy, romance, promise ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: family relations, village life, village, social relations, power relations, new wave, human nature, teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Captains Courageous (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Harvey Cheyne, Jr., second richest person in the world, orphaned and spoiled rotten, encounters a cigar and the sea on his way to England for boarding school. Seasick, over the rail for real, rescued by Dan Troop of a Gloucester fishing sailboat. ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sailing, coming of age, spoiled brat, sea, fishing, friendship, pirate, family, heroes, rescue, escapades, mischievous children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ 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: charisma, monastery, faith, drug addiction, journey, priest, human immunodeficiency virus, sickness, hiv, illness, intolerance
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, shame, children, father son relationship, village, family relations, poverty, bittersweet, parent getting married, family disapproval ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%