Movies like Home for Christmas 1975

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Home for Christmas (1975)
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Home for Christmas (1975)
Original name: Jouluksi kotiin
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Construction worker Urho Suomalainen, his factory-worker wife Sirkka, and their two school-age children dream about getting away from their cramped rental apartment and moving to a house of their own. Urho decides to build one from scratch, starting from hauling trees from the forest to the sawmill. As the building progresses, a serious fault is discovered in its foundations. The family also has problems with their mortgage. Urho develops pneumonia and passes away before he sees his house completed. At his grave, a fellow worker gives a powerful speech praising socialism.
Plot: family relations, past, labor union, worker, working class, social criticism, nostalgia, social issues, brass band, construction site
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about family relations, working class, society, labor union, worker, life is a bitch and factory mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Home for Christmas: Diary of a Worker (1967), One Man's War (1973), Eight Hours are Not a Day (1972), Cities of the Plain (2000), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary of a Worker (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Juhani, a welder and Ritva, a right-wing backgrounded, future clerk get married. Soon we see that their marriage seems to be all about long business trips, housing problems, concerns about the money and political disagreements.
Style: social realism
Plot: unfaithful husband, politics, past, working class, wedding, society, welder, generation gap, pregnancy, worker, urban setting
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One Man's War (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Man leaves his factory job and sells everything to buy an earth mover and start his own business, travelling from place to place with his wife and child. There is not enough work and he is eventually forced to emigrate after many hardships.
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Eight Hours are Not a Day (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 476 min.
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Story: A sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion.
Plot: worker, male nudity, blue collar, working class, solidarity, everyday life, labor union, family relations, social problem
Place: west germany
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Cities of the Plain (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Robert Kramer
Style: experimental, captivating, serious, touching
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: labor union, unemployment, seaport, solidarity, moral dilemma, working class, society, family relations, couples, supportive coworker, stolen money, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: marseille, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
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Where I Begin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A decade after a tragic event, Jacob decides to return home to his small southern roots, only to find that the past is not really the past and that people may change but they never forget. Can you ever really go home?
Plot: domestic violence, small town, coming of age, old friend, past, honesty, family relations, south
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36%
Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
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Genre: Drama
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Time: 70s
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ungrateful (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
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34%
Lulu the Tool (1971)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 125 min.
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Long Road Home (1991)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Migrants (1974)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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28%
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27%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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