Movies like Village in the Jungle

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Village in the Jungle (1980)
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Village in the Jungle (1980)
Original name: බද්දේගම
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Baddegama or, more correctly, Beddegama is a 1980 award winning Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries that follows the lives of village people in British Colonial Sri Lanka. The film is based on the 1913 book titled as "The Village in the Jungle" by Leonard Woolf.
Plot: witch, jungle, henchman, demon, village, thief, male female relationship, sister sister relationship, gun, marriage, fortune teller, animal attack, leopard, father daughter relationship, murder, mayor, false accusation, death of child, death of husband, jail, ghost town, exploitation, superstition, husband wife relationship, landowner ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: sri lanka

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and bleak films with plots about husband wife relationship, murder, father daughter relationship, family relations, male female relationship, village and countryside mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Village in the Jungle: Loku Duwa (1994), Like Normal People (1979), Love Me Strangely (1971), Rice People (1994), The Punishment (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Loku Duwa (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 150 min.
Story: "Loku Duwa" depicts an attractive and self-sacrificing daughter of the middle class in the city who is trapped in a family of traditional values.
Plot: police officer, urban setting, suitor, male female relationship, illness, business executive, female executive, mistress, police, money, family relations, con artists ...
Place: sri lanka
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95%
Like Normal People (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.
Plot: male female relationship, mental retardation, independence, marriage, husband wife relationship, false accusation
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Love Me Strangely (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the ...
Plot: murder, driven mad, sexual relations, french giallo, prostitute, husband wife relationship, police, wife husband relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rice People (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A poor, rural Cambodian family slowly disintegrates during the cycle of a single rice crop in this moving, and beautifully photographed European drama adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad. Pouev, his wife Om, and his seven children, live in a small ...
Plot: rice field, rice, farming, family relations, death, father daughter relationship, death of father, mother daughter relationship, countryside, death of husband, farm, locked in a cage ...
Place: cambodia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 587
The Punishment (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1919 at the end of WW1 Romanian peasant Manolache Preda returns to his native village where he finds his woman taken by another and his land sold to the local landowner.
Plot: verdict, countryside, death, prosecutor, jealousy, rape, betrayal, revenge, escape, guilt, envy, convict ...
Time: year 1919
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: family relations, male female relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, homecoming, manipulation, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, rancher, husband wife relationship, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dark Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Canada, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 14th-century France, Aliénor breaks with the codes governing girls’ behavior and does as she wishes. The King of France grants her the hand of her childhood love, but her new husband deserts her immediately after the ceremony. Undeterred, she ...
Plot: sex, wound, marriage, female nudity, provincial life, doctor, husband wife relationship, king of france, medieval, female full frontal nudity, male female relationship, medicine ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 262
Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: revenge, prison, husband wife relationship, death row, murder for hire, wrongful conviction, telephone conversation, contract killing, adoption, jealousy, hospital, execution ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Endangered Species (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fates of three entwined families. Joséphine and Tomas have just got married. It was a joyful celebration. But soon, Joséphine’s parents will discover a darker side lurking behind the couple’s sunny happiness. Meanwhile, Mélanie tells her ...
Plot: newlyweds, father daughter relationship, pregnant woman, murder, seaside, older man younger woman relationship, car fire, pistol, husband wife relationship, christmas eve, gun, forest ...
Place: french riviera, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Law and the Fist (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up ...
Plot: world war two, death by gunshot, ghost town, murder, violence, drinking, train, shooting, post war, death, gun
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 459
Virgina (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: "Virgina" tells a tale from the end of the 19th century. It took place in a isolated village near the Adriatic Sea. Because of the extreme patriarchal culture there is a superstition that families without male heirs are cursed. When the ...
Plot: patriarchy, superstition, curse, farmer, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, coming of age, village, flash forward, masochism, misogyny, drought ...
Time: 19th century
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, society, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, against humanity, military, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, new york, spain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4K
Dry Summer (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scheming tobacco farmer sets out to ruin his competition by diverting the local water to his own property.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, summer, farm, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, family relations, forbidden love, obsession, moral dilemma, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 15
Shiba (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spacious, ruins-like hotel. From that moment on, he throws himself into gambling, tossing the dice with ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, violence, dice, death, cultural difference, taiwanese, prostitute, family relations, countryside, seaside, father son relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 96
Marion (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Marion is ten and befriends a couple so much that they want her to live with them.
Plot: food, father daughter relationship, countryside, friend, childless couple, businessman, marriage, working class, husband wife relationship, village, french countryside, parisian ...
Place: paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Day the Ponies Come Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Daniel Moulin goes to New York on a business trip and decides to take advantage of his time in the Big Apple to try and locate the father he never knew. The only thing he has to go on however is an address in the Bronx that is 25 years old.
Plot: search for father, landlord, father son relationship, search, grandfather grandson relationship, african american, family relations, burglar, fanatic, drive by shooting, long lost father, single mother ...
Place: new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 2K
Hell (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: false accusation, sister sister relationship, mysterious character, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, disability, childhood trauma, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Term of Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Weir, an alcoholic schoolteacher, whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career, is looked upon with disdain by his headmaster, his pupils and even his wife. ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, rejection, injustice, tutor, teenage crush, false accusation of rape, teacher student relationship, parent, teacher, student, school, school teacher ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 145
Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Horse Thief (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
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Plot: horse, thief, chinese, nomad, goat, poverty, animal abuse, isolation, dancer, prayer, very little dialogue, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s
Place: tibet, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Adagio sostenuto (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: letter, gun, tragedy, widow, film within a film, symbolism, marriage, loneliness, coming of age, destiny, faith, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 288
Vacation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
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Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, marriage, forest, family life, summer, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Black Klansman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 69
The Factory (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A tanner, swamped with debts, must abandon his trade and go work in the local factory.
Plot: male female relationship, immigrants, favor, european union, skin, audi, provincial, job, province, business, worker, sexism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
100 Days in the Jungle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 100 Days in the Jungle tells the amazing true story of Canadian oil workers who were kidnapped by Colombian rebels and marched through the Ecuadorian jungle for 100 days.
Plot: hostage, jungle, oil, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
End of the Line (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Andrew has been in hiding ever since his mob boss father, killed his mother. Once his father gains word of his whereabouts he must make a decision to run, or finally confront his father.
Plot: mob, flashback, mafia, hiding, girlfriend, chase, henchman, murder, hitman, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 710
Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 9K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, curse, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: THE LAST PASSPORT takes place in a passport office...or so you think. George Miller is a 70 year old man who through a variety of encounters, takes us on a journey through his mysterious past to show us we are not all that different.
Plot: police, military, veteran, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, post office, love, friendship, family relations, gay interest, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%