Movies like Caravan Serai

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Caravan Serai (1986)
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Caravan Serai (1986)
Original name: Καραβάν Σαράϊ
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set during the Greek civil war. A villager is forced to leave his house and property and go to Thessaloniki with his daughter and son. They find refuge in an old building with hundreds of other people. They live a miserable life as the daughter becomes a whore, and the son has to work.
Plot: imperialism, communism, village, prostitute, civil war, death, politics, handicapped, family relations, greek, farmer, communist, father daughter relationship, propaganda, refugee, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, bar, villager, bare breasts, arrest, homecoming, carriage
Place: greece

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and gloomy films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, death, village, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship and countryside mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Caravan Serai: The Factory (1981), Look Ahead with Anger (1993), Shiba (1993), The Downhill (1961), Rice People (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: damage, countryside, father son relationship, attempted rape, province, abuse, machinery, husband, father daughter relationship, factory, rape, big business ...
Time: 80s
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95%
Look Ahead with Anger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the revolution of December 1989, Romania is in full transition. Incertainty and chaos have followed Ceausescu's downfall. Fane, a worker in a wharf on the river Danube, is a former dissident who was in involved in politically motivated ...
Plot: communism, bar, tragic event, friend, unemployment, teenage girl, destruction of property, friendship, brother sister relationship, prison, factory worker, prostitute ...
Place: romania, bucharest
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64%
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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: cultural difference, murder, death, village, taiwanese, prostitute, family relations, countryside, hotel manager, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, sex ...
Place: taiwan
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52%
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The Downhill (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greek teenage drama
Plot: revenge, teenage sexuality, moral corruption, murder, dancing, nudity (full frontal - brief), teasing, lovers, crimes of passion, revolver, lingerie, kissing ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, athens, hellas, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, rice field, countryside, death, mother daughter relationship, death of father, father daughter relationship, locked in a cage, family relations, farming, death of husband, village ...
Place: cambodia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Time of Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1945. The new communist authorities go into the church, hang the flag of the Party and paint over the old frescoes, but each time the frescoes miraculously return. A stranger comes to town and works miracles; the townsfolk are convinced he ...
Plot: miraculous event, communism, religious icon, school play, parable, teacher, church, satire, male nudity, fire, injury, irony ...
Time: 1940s
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34%
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Vasiliki (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Cyprus
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is based on a true story, where a young soldier and the wife of a revolutionary guy falls in love while in the background we witness political turmoils of Greece at that time.
Plot: violence, murder, gendarme, communist, head cut off, rape, civil war, death, debt, explosion, countryside, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The phone call from Sybille was usual. Her family didn't even know that this call just started their last fine day...
Plot: depressed woman, loss of mother, loss of wife, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, funeral, suicide, flashback
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Partner (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In PARTNER, Bernardo Bertolucci conflated his interests in psychoanalysis, nonlinear narrative, and Godard to create a uniquely avant-garde work unlike anything in his ouevre. The film is loosely based on Dostoyevsky's novel THE DOUBLE and ...
Plot: pianist, nudity (full frontal - brief), bare breasts, black bra, watermelon, theater, roma, blue bra, death, imperialism, bra, guillotine ...
Time: year 1968
Place: italy, rome italy
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32%
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Sunset Song (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: farmer, shepherd, love, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, world war one, sex scene, execution, village, father son relationship, marriage proposal, death of father ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland
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30%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: affection, poverty, cancer, farm, patient, family crisis, family relations, little girl, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, little boy ...
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30%
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The Father (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, village, siblings relations, parents and children, village life, teenage life, homecoming, young heroes, youth, coming of age, starting over, job seeking ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, iran
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29%
Go Naked In The World (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A domineering San Francisco businessman is determined to put an end to his son's romance with a high-priced hooker.
Plot: prostitute, father son relationship, greek american, brother sister relationship, call girl, construction worker, construction company, mother son relationship
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
O ilios tou thanatou (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
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Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: death, father son relationship, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Happy Day (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, arbitrary punishments and other torments. One of the prisoners ...
Style: allegory, absurd
Plot: politics, island, torture, prison, death, brainwashing, fascism, morality, military, assassination, presumed dead, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Woman's Way (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 111 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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26%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Landscape in the Mist (1988)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The House Between the Fields (1980)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 605
Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Tree We Hurt (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 75 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Subarnarekha (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Made in 1962 (but not released until 1965), Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak’s film starts soon after the 1947 partition of Bengal. At a socialist refugee colony, Ishwar and his younger sister, Sita, adopt a low-caste boy, Abhiram, who has been ...
Plot: symbol, suicide, prostitution, teaching, river, mythology, hopes, refugee, death of sister, prostitute, widow, brothel ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Earth Is a Sinful Song (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An earthy, naturalistically erotic and blood-soaked tale of young Martta's ill-fated affair with Oula, a womanizing reindeer herdsman in the Finnish Lapland of the late 1940s. When the 19-year-old girl turns up pregnant, her alcoholic father is ...
Plot: lapland, exploring sexuality, reindeer, snow, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, death, female sexuality, religious sect, family relations, fall in love, shampoo ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Canary Season (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
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Plot: communist, love, torture, totalitarianism, canary, army, brutality, communism, socialism, rape, labor camp, father son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%