Movies like The Scavengers 1969

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The Scavengers (1969)
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The Scavengers (1969)
Original name: I recuperanti
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Via the Chicago Reader: "After World War II an Italian soldier returns to his hometown near the Alps and, unable to find a job, hooks up with a crotchety hermit who scavenges buried shells and bombs for scrap metal."
Plot: world war two, mountain, world war one, realism, mountain man, bomb, bullet, non professional cast, dialect
Time: year 1945
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and contemplative films with plots about world war two, female nudity, fascism, family relations, anti semitism, mountain and police mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like The Scavengers: The Good Ground (2018), Soldati - 365 all'alba (1987), Almost a Man (1966), Land in Between (1996), The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Good Ground (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman with cancer travels to a remote wilderness zone in Northern Italy in search of an alternative cure. What she and her friend, Martino, find is a secluded paradise, but their arrival threatens its fragile existence.
Plot: library, alternative medicine, redemption, mountain, recluse, police chase, skinny dipping, wilderness, nature
Place: italy, switzerland
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Soldati - 365 all'alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Claudio Scanna is a private in the Italian army: during his first night in a new military base he gets in a fight with senior recruits. Lieutenant Fili, Claudio's commanding officer, is denied a promotion because his superiors discover he was ...
Plot: military, illness, shooting, italian army, helicopter, italian soldier, realism
Time: 80s
Place: italy
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Almost a Man (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jacques Perrin was awarded Best Actor at the 1966 Venice Film Festival for his gripping portrayal of a young writer's descent into madness. Alienated, neurotic, and plagued by guilt, Perrin retreats from reality, loses interest in work, and ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, flashback, neurosis, hunting, world war two, psychoanalysis, house, hiding place, mother son relationship
Place: italy
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Land in Between (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: SILHOUETTE: Nigerian prostitutes dealing with miscellaneous customers EUGLEN & GERTIAN: Daily recruitment of Albanian immigrants seeking work but without working residency permit. SELF SERVICE: a night with Ahmed, egyptian illegal gas ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: migration, landscape, prostitute, racism, shepherd, television, immigrants, house painter, albanian, non professional cast
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tragic romance set in Ferrara, Italy in 1938, and at a nearby seaside resort, a wealthy Jewish boy is thwarted in marrying the girl he loves when Mussolini's race laws (enacted to cement the regime's growing alliance with Germany) ...
Plot: suicide, lgbt, concentration camp, fascist, world war two, art gallery, sports car, fascism, anti semitism, gramophone, merry go round, homosexual ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Cloud to the Resistance ) (1978), based on two works by Cesare Pavese, falls into the category of History Lessons and Too Early, Too Late as well. It, too, has two parts—a twentieth-century text and a ...
Plot: female director, greek mythology, post war, mythology, world war two, myth, class struggle, italian history, resistance
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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Cefalonia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Cefalonia tells the real story about what happened in September 1943 on the Greek island of Kefalonia (Cefalonia in Italian), when the 12,000 men in the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division, following Italy's surrender to the Allied, refused to ...
Plot: world war two, german occupation, island, mass murder, soldier, bravery, italian history, nazi, italian army, surrender, truce
Place: greece
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Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio ...
Plot: stigmata, miraculous event, catholic, saint, world war two, world war one
Place: italy
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Red Dirt Rising (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949).
Plot: world war two, race car, race, nascar, racing, car racing, automobile racing
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The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: bomber, world war two, vivisection, torture, air force
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan
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Spirits' Homecoming (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two Korean girls, Jung-Min (14) and Young-hee (15) are kidnapped by the Japanese Imperial Army and taken to a 'Comfort Station' in China. There, they join other kidnapped girls in serving Japanese soldiers as sexual slaves known as ...
Plot: world war two, japanese occupation of korea, rape, female nudity, occupation, kidnapping, slavery
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, contemplative
Plot: love and romance, family relations, mountain, unfulfilled love, fall in love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, female director, snow, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: murder, police, killer, politics, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
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Family Portrait (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, psychological, touching
Plot: unfulfillment, estrangement, favoritism among siblings, humble, family relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, terminal illness, reunion, social differences, coughing, painting ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 21st century ...
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy
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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, drinking alcohol, death by gunshot, ghost town, murder, violence, drinking, shooting, post war, death, gun, train
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: poland
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The Fiances (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young man has a renewed interest in his girlfriend when he takes a job that separates the two.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching
Plot: longing, long distance relationship, dishonesty, romance, hopes, starting over, couples, factory worker, lovers apart, promotion, renewed love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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40%
The Wind Blows Round (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The aging, conservative population of a small, sleepy village in the Italian Alps are surprised to see that a former French professor has settled there with his young wife and their three children to produce goat cheese, in order to escape the ...
Plot: language, village, goat, cheese, false accusation, suicide, mountain, church, fight, family relations, snow, flashback ...
Place: italy
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San Babila-8 P.M. (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A quartet of young neo-Fascists terrorise the Milanise locals while the Police mostly look the other way.
Plot: homosexuality, violence, high heels, brutality, union, class struggle, sunglasses, female nudity, fascism, dildo, police, terrorism ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, milan italy
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Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Sardinian peasant is implicated in the murder of a policeman and, although innocent, he doesn’t give himself up, lacking faith in the judicial system and fearing that he may lose his sheep while awaiting trial. He leaves for the mountains with ...
Plot: shepherd, runaway, false accusation, bandit
Place: italy
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The Cavern (1964)
Genre: War, Drama, Adventure
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adventure drama during WW2 in Italy where a mixed group of people get trapped inside a cave after a bomb raid. But can they co-operate? And will they survive?
Plot: world war two, underground, trapped, soldier, cave, general
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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Wild Flower (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Benedetti family's wealth comes from gold stolen from the French army during the 18th century. When Jean (Michael Vartan), the lieutenant guarding the coins -- and lover of Elisabette Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) -- is executed for a crime he ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, saga
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Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Happy Times Will Come Soon (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tommaso and Arturo are on the run in a remote forest. They hunt for food, trying to survive and find their way through the lush nature. It’s quiet, almost peaceful, until the sound of gunshots… Many years later, this forest has a wolf problem. ...
Plot: forest, hole, legend, wolf, obscurity, pointing a gun at someone, excavation, rifle, mountain, hare, swimming, digging ...
Place: italy
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Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
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Place: romania
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The Tango of Our Childhood (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is about the hard lot of a woman with an extraordinary character, who tries to raise her children and win back her husband, who left family for another woman, after return from the war.
Plot: world war two, horse, old woman, children, mother, armenian, husband wife relationship, family relations
Time: 1940s
Place: armenia, caucasus, eastern europe, soviet union
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Law of Courage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The true story of Rosario Livatino, a young judge in Sicily in the early 1980s, who have been nicknamed 'The Boy Judge' from the President of the Republic. He's strictly incorruptible, working hard and refusing even to shake hands ...
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Place: sicily, italy
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The Divine Nymph (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the decadent Roaring Twenties, a beautiful woman engages in affairs with two men, playing them against each other.
Plot: cmnf, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, female nudity, sex, fascism, cruelty to animal
Time: 1920s
Place: italy
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31%
Welcome in Vienna (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the conclusion of Axel Corti's trilogy (following God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore and Santa Fe) Freddy, a Viennese Jew who emigrated to New York after Hitler's invasion, and Adler, a left-wing intellectual originally from Berlin, ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: world war two, counter intelligence, skating, theater, war ruins, frontline, cognac, ice rink, red army, trafficking, jewish, treason ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945
Place: vienna
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The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally "The legend of the holy drinker") is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man (played by Rutger Hauer) in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy, atmospheric ...
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Time: 21st century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe
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Maria Montessori: una vita per i bambini (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The story of Maria Montessori the most famous pedagogue of the world. She spent all her life to make her "metodo" (method) accepted in the archaic Italian school system, while the rest of the world immediately understand the importance of ...
Plot: italian fascism, scientist, school, philosophy, feminism, university, children, education, fascism, illegitimate son
Place: italy
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30%
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Fontamara (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to buy some land and in order to reach his aim he has ...
Plot: italian fascism, police, farm, resistance, leftist, countryside, fascism
Time: 1930s
Place: rome italy, italy
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