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: military, korean war, korean, leftist
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and sincere films with plots about society, korean, military, female director, family relations, beach and youth mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Taebaek Mountains: Mandala (1981), Downfall (1997), The Net (2016), Red Scarf (1964), Dance Town (2010). 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, buddhism, nature, survival, enlightenment, monk, korean, zen, rape, suicide, navel
Place: korea
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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, nudity (full frontal - brief), breasts
Place: korea
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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: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: poverty, politics, human rights, spy, torture, murder, military, capitalism, prostitute, corruption, video surveillance, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: north korea, east asia, korea, south korea, seoul
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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: korean war, military, anti communism, communism, air force, rescue, mountain, camaraderie, war widow, fighter pilot, patriotism, helicopter ...
Time: 50s, year 1952
Place: north korea, south korea, korea
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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.
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Plot: social differences, starting over, couple relations, human nature, political corruption, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, couples, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
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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: korean war, invasion, stalinism, communist, un, general, massacre, controversy, american soldier, cold war, soldier, army general ...
Time: 50s, 80s, year 1950
Place: usa, south korea, korea, north korea, asia
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: labor strike, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, single mother, employer employee relationship, protestor, korean, little girl, teenage boy, mother son conflict, working class, escapades ...
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: beach, lifeguard, interracial romance, human nature, infidelity, jealous spouse, couples, destiny, french, cheating wife, adultery, interracial relations ...
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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, mental disorder, torture, bomber, vivisection, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
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One Night Only (2014)
Genre: Drama
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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. ...
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Country: South Korea
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Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
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Place: korea, asia, south korea
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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: world war two, post war, mythology, greek mythology, italian history, resistance, myth, class struggle, female director
Time: 1940s
Place: ancient greece, italy
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31%
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Muddy River (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
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Time: post world war two, 50s
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Fontamara (1980)
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