Movies like The Taebaek Mountains

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The Taebaek Mountains (1994)
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The Taebaek Mountains (1994)
Original name: 태백산맥
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film originates from the great river story Taebaegsanmaek consisting of 10 volumes and is written by Cho Jeongrae. The story tries to describe and reveal a few generations-lasting conflicts between the haves (proprietors) and have-nots (peasants), which develop into right wings and left wings respectively. While revealing why and how the conflicts come about, the story depicts every corner of real life -- romantic, shamanic, and Confucian aspects of the contemporaries.
Plot: korean war, korean, leftist
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea

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Most similar movies to The Taebaek Mountains

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, contemplative, captivating and serious films with plots about korean, female nudity, family relations, widow, countryside, human nature and hopes mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Taebaek Mountains: Mandala (1981), Downfall (1997), La Belle (2000), The Net (2016), One Night Only (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mandala (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
Plot: buddhist, korean, enlightenment, monk, zen, rape, suicide, navel
Place: korea
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95%
 6.3
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Downfall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story revolves around an orphan girl who became a prostitute to survive and finds love with one of her clients. A young woman is tricked into prostitution, thinking she's going to sell beverages at a village store. She soon learns about the ...
Plot: prostitution, sex, female nudity, male nudity, breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: korea
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64%
 5.5
 386
La Belle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On one gloomy rainy night, a writer encounters an unexpected visit paid by a woman of his past. Seeking solitude from her ex-lover, she finds solace in this gentleman and from that day on, they cherish every inch of each other's body and ...
Plot: old love, writers, sex scene, apartment, korean, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beach, trailer, sex
Place: south korea
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60%
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The Net (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: human rights, politics, poverty, money, murder, corruption, torture, capitalism, husband wife relationship, prostitute, video surveillance, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: east asia, seoul, south korea, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in 1913, 1936 and 2001. When he returns to the casino and seaside resort of his early teens, Louis, a 78 year old man encounters Olivia, a 19 year old young woman madly in love with a violent cad. Louis tells the story of his own mother having a ...
Plot: sex scene, female nudity, male objectification, fall in love, casino, gambler, widow, memory, young woman, falling in love, resort
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
One Night Only (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 67 min.
Story: NIGHT BUG (dir. by Kim Tae-Yong) Han-Jae meets gay men at a bar in Jongno District, Seoul. He first meets them through an internet site. Once they get drunk, Han-Jae steals their money. He is accompanied by Hoon and pretends he is his boyfriend. ...
Plot: lgbt, gay lead character, boyfriend, bar, gay kiss, asian, gay, drunk, denial
Place: south korea, korea
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42%
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Red Scarf (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: South Korean Air Force pilots engage in perilous missions against Communist North Koreans during the Korean War.
Plot: anti communism, communism, korean war, air force, patriotism, bridge, camaraderie, war widow, burning village, helicopter, fighter pilot, mountain ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1952
Place: north korea, south korea, korea
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39%
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, couples, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, society, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
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38%
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House of Hummingbird (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Whatever she does, Eunhee feels like an outsider. Then her new Chinese teacher turns out to be so utterly different from everybody else. A compassionate and meticulously told narrative of a seemingly regular summer that leaves nothing unchanged.
Style: touching, sexy, melancholic, psychological
Plot: relationships, middle school, personal growth, female protagonist, high school, lgbt, female writer, adolescence, coming of age, female director, female sexuality
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In Another Country (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
Style: semi serious, contemplative, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: student film
Plot: interracial romance, beach, human nature, infidelity, jealous spouse, couples, destiny, lifeguard, adultery, french, cheating wife, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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34%
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Green Fish (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: train, gangsters, crimes, soldier, gang, heroes, crime, friends, nightclub, village life, homecoming, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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34%
Hubertus Castle (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama directed by Harald Reindl, based on the novel by Ludwig Ganghofer.
Plot: hunting, animal, son, girl, hut, falling to death, boy, hill, hillside, narrow mindedness, countryside, animals ...
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34%
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, widow, priest
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34%
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Cart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In response to a sudden dismissal of staff, workers at a big retail store begin a protest against their employer's oppressive labor policies.
Style: tense, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, mother son conflict, labor strike, working class, protestor, teenage boy, little girl, employer employee relationship, korean, strike ...
Place: south korea, korea
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33%
Northern Limit Line (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The movies follows the incident knows as the second battle of Yeonpyeong which happened in 2002.
Plot: navy, world cup, sea, korean
Time: 2000s
Place: south korea, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Game of Seduction (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of the classic Dangerous Liaisons, a virtuous young woman becomes the target of the schemes of an amoral womanizer who is in the habit of wooing women and killing their lovers and husbands in duels. When she finally succumbs ...
Plot: erotica, sex, male nudity, bare breasts, female nudity, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity
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32%
Queen of Spades (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hermann is an officer of the engineers in the Imperial Russian Army. He constantly watches the other officers gamble, but never plays himself. One night, Tomsky tells a story about his grandmother, an elderly countess. Many years ago, in France, she ...
Plot: secret, gambling, card game, greed, ghost
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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32%
Der Besuch der alten Dame (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In her teens, Mme. Zachanassian had to flee her home town in disgrace. Now she's old and rich and the town is facing bankruptcy. But she returns with news that she wants to help - as long as the townsfolk kill someone for her.
Plot: retribution, greed, rich woman, hometown, money, legacy, black widow
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31%
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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: world war two, bomber, torture, vivisection, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
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Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment - Hyegok calls him Kibong!; and, an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: buddhism, mountain, monastery, monk, orphan, buddhist monk, zen, hopes, society, youth, unfulfillment, human nature ...
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: leftist, resistance, farm, police, countryside, fascism, italian fascism
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Muddy River (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two boys, whose parents ply their trade by the mouth of a muddy river in Osaka, become close friends.
Plot: killing an animal, grownups, veteran, prostitution, restaurant, death, animal abuse, river
Time: post world war two, 1950s, 50s
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30%
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Inchon (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.
Plot: invasion, american soldier, general, army general, soldier, military, soviet, cold war, controversy, massacre, un, u.s. army ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 80s, year 1950
Place: usa, south korea, korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Death in the Family (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.
Plot: car accident, death of husband, child's point of view, widow, brother sister relationship, death of father, death, interracial relations, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
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30%
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, nun, youth, family problems, father daughter relationship, girl, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
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30%
Farewell My Darling (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When old Mr. Park dies, his first son Chan-Wu, a film director, and his troublesome daughter Mi-Seon hurriedly come back to their rural hometown, and third son Chan-Se comes back to Korea from America. As the quiet country village gets busy ...
Plot: waitress, widow, cafe, village, funeral, death of father, coffee, mourning, satire, politician, husband wife relationship, korean ...
Place: korea
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30%
Hotel by the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An old poet staying for free in a riverside hotel summons his two estranged sons. This is because he feels, for no apparent reason, like he is going to die. After being betrayed by the man she was living with, a young woman gets a room at the hotel. ...
Plot: brunette, hotel, river, son, father, father son relationship, restaurant, long haired woman, thin girl, slim woman
Place: south korea, east asia
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29%
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Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, prison, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, jail cell, singing in a car, prison guard, snowball fight, surveillance camera, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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In Her Place (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately shocking drama from writer-director Albert Shin.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, adoption, single mother, shame, countryside, sex scene, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mercedes benz, summer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity ...
Place: korea, asia
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28%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, generation gap, friendship, family relations, village life, village, coming of age, grandparent grandchild relationship, childhood, love, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
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27%