Movies like Zoo 1988

If you like "Zoo" you are looking for movies about / with gypsy, zoo, female director, police, friendship and elephant themes of Adventure and Drama genre shot in Italy or Switzerland.
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Zoo (1988)
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Zoo (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martina, eleven, lives with her father, a zoo-keeper. One day she meets a 15 years old Slavic and they become friends...
Plot: gypsy, zoo, female director, police, friendship, elephant
Place: rome italy, italy

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Most similar movies to Zoo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about friendship, female director, runaway, family relations, police, female nudity and death mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like Zoo: The Escapees (1981), Bliss! (2016), The Thursday (1964), When the Night (2011), Lost Seamen (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Escapees (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marie and Michelle are escaping from a lunatic asylum. Michelle is a tough girl who knows how to survive on the road, but the extremely shy Marie desperately clings to her until Michelle gives in and promises help. The two get into a lot of trouble ...
Plot: female nudity, friendship, voyeurism, stripper, erotic dance, skating, gypsy camp, strait jacket, escaped mental patient, gypsy, murder, prostitution ...
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 7.2
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Bliss! (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tasha Robson, 16, has run away from home! While she rides the waves aboard the large ferry heading from South Shields, England to Scandinavia in search of her unknown father, "The Viking" all is less than calm in the Robson household.
Plot: female director, runaway
Place: england
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82%
 7.2
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The Thursday (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's the story of a day spent by Dino, separated by his wife, who sees his son Robertino after five years. Dino has not contributed anything in life and to win the affection of his son, invents a story about his past. At the end of the day ...
Style: italian comedy
Plot: cadillac, family relations, priest, diary, high society, love, seaside, divorce, father son relationship, zoo, soccer, instructor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy
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71%
The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A university student finds himself wrapped up in the bizarre world of his next door neighbor, learning about his history and relationship with a girl who changed his life.
Plot: illiteracy, zoo, kidnapping, tape recorder, animal cruelty, friendship, bowie knife, gun, foreigner, duck
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69%
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 6.0
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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, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.2
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Lost Seamen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Jean-Claude Izzo, this melancholic movie focuses on three sailors being the last remaining crew members on their ship which is aground in the harbor of Marseille. After the owner has sold the "Aldébaran", only the ...
Plot: female director, sailor, tragic event, abandoned ship, male nudity, female nudity, pubic hair, masturbation
Place: marseille
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66%
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: police, murder, killer, politics, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
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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 ⇓
63%
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 6.1
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The Last Roman (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Roman noble, Cethegus, tries to start a war, setting the Ostrogoths and their Queen, Amalasuntha, against the Byzantine Emperor Justinian; Cethegus wants to swoop in after they have destroyed each other and create a new Roman Empire from their ...
Style: epic
Plot: sword and sandal, female nudity, ancient rome, roman empire
Place: rome italy, constantinople, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 40
The Vows (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The gritty lives of Portuguese villagers are shown in this action drama which shows the interaction between a married couple who have taken an unusual vow of celibacy and a gang of gypsies who are terrorizing their village. The film highlights many ...
Plot: gypsy, fight, dancing, love, rape, money, sex scene, priest, blind man, oath, couples, campfire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ivan & Abraham (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belarus
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1930s Poland Christian boy Ivan goes to live with a Jewish family to learn a trade. He becomes friends with Abraham, the son of the family. However, anti-Semitism is rife in their environment, and they flee to escape an upcoming conflict. ...
Plot: female director, racism, village, mistaken identity, coming of age, odyssey, childhood friend, family relations, cross cultural relations, ethnicity, grandfather grandson relationship, escape ...
Time: 1930s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Gli Invisibili (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of the eighties, Sirio, a young worker at the steelworks in Terni with a past in the student struggles, decided to abandon his job as a soldier in an extreme left-wing group.
Plot: communist, organized crime, jail, mafia, prison, terrorism, violence, years of lead, prison riot, working class, friendship, police
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Long Silence (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marco is a judge investigating a case of arms trafficking, one of the judges fight against corruption of Italian political life. Carla, his wife, lives dominated by the fear that her husband is murdered and, unfortunately, their fears are realized. ...
Plot: female director, fighting the system, mafia, terrorism, italian woman, corruption, judge
Place: italy
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53%
 6.5
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Child Murders (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A melodrama about children, the child murders that the film’s title refers to are the million and one ways that children’s souls are ravaged by neglect, unkindness and cruelty, even though several physical deaths take place in the story.
Plot: female director, carriage, revenge, child murders a child, dead child, child murder, schoolboy, gypsy, murder, child, teenage girl, little boy ...
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52%
 6.1
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The Cormorants (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the summer of their twelfth year Matteo and Samuele spend their days between the river, the forest and the shopping center, but compared to previous years, something is changing. The game becomes boring, imagination gives way to discovery, ...
Plot: boy, friendship between boys, shopping mall, river, bicycle, teenage boy, festival, forest, friendship, reservoir, bare chested boy, pursuit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
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Scarlet Diva (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, celebrity culture, tragic love, sexual relations, showbiz, addiction, downfall, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, filmmaking, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, paris france, los angeles, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, young heroes, youth, boy, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, starting over, hopes, escapades, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, russia
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49%
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All Screwed Up (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of immigrants from the south of Italy live collectively in the Milano's suburbia in the 1974.
Plot: hopes, female director, friendship, worker, immigration, rape
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Assam Garden (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An insecure, aggressive widow of a tea garden manager reluctantly develops an affectionate relationship with an Indian housewife and her family.
Style: meditative
Plot: female director, friendship, loss, garden, culture clash, widow, redheaded woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: serious, exciting, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, friends, friendship, hunting, animal attack, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, world war two, class struggle, post war, italian history, myth, greek mythology, resistance, mythology
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, pope, adventure, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, rivalry, state affairs, politics ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
On the Road to Katanga (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Obsessed by the dreams of a comfortable life, son of a coal miner comes back to his native country with plans to sell his father's house in order to travel to the African diamond mine in Katanga. Re-visiting of his hometown brings back his ...
Plot: mine, miner, pregnancy, solidarity, smuggling, dead father, singer, best friend, blood transfusion, faked pregnancy, drunkenness, injury ...
Place: africa, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Carmen and Lola (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The love story of two gypsy girls.
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, sincere
Plot: lesbian love, gypsy, love, romance, 16 year old, family relations, female protagonist, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, racism, birthday, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three people rob a bank to help a day care center that's in debt. Wolf is captured, Werner identified, police suspect Christa is the third. She and Werner ask Hans, a clergyman, to launder the money and give it to the kindergarten. He refuses. ...
Plot: female director, disguise, bank robbery, arrest, electronic music, hostage situation, sunglasses, stockholm syndrome, hostage, police
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38%
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The Elephant (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: (Russian with English subtitles) The show is under way in the circus arena. But there is agitation behind the curtain: the audience's darling, Bodhi the elephant has fallen ill. The next morning a trailer arrives to pick Bodhi up. But his sad ...
Plot: circus, forgiveness, hopes, girl, elephant, driver, on the road
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 7K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, reunion, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, artist, family relations, stowaway ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, year 1951, post world war two, 1950s ...
Place: switzerland, italy, denmark, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hotel Colonial (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: jungle, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, uncover truth, drug dealing, terrorism, danger, mistaken identity, deadly, adventure, female director ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%