Movies like El jardín del Edén

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El jardín del Edén (1994)
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El jardín del Edén (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Canada, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Looking for a better destiny for their lives, a group of people arrives to Tijuana, in the Mexico-USA borderline. A widow and her children, a chicano woman without a firm identity, a "gringa" writer fascinated with Mexico and her hermit brother, plus a mexican peasant who wants to cross the border are the main characters looking for "the garden of eden".
Plot: border, photographer, tourist, peasant, immigration, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, illegal immigrant, illegal immigration, identity, mexican american border, mexican immigrant
Place: tijuana mexico

Most similar movies to El jardín del Edén

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about illegal immigrant, u.s. mexico border, illegal immigration, immigration, mexican border, mexican and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres. Some movies like El jardín del Edén: Northless (2009), Hasta Morir (1994), Fighting for Freedom (2013), Ilegales (2010), Leaving No Trace (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted with his feelings and what he left behind, but also with ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: boss and employee, hopes, follow your dream, immigrants, human spirit, workplace situations, social decay, workplace, friendship, misfit, store, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 73
Hasta Morir (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A street kid's wish to run away to Tijuana is hampered by lies and betrayal
Plot: tied to a chair, border, gang, alcoholic, betrayal, kidnapping, bound and gagged, lie, aunt nephew relationship, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, street life
Place: tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Fighting for Freedom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two intertwined families, one American, one Mexican, and their fight to save three year old illegal Angelina from deportation.
Plot: illegal immigration, farmer, immigration, border patrol, patriotism, american dream, amnesty, mexican, politics
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 67
Ilegales (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.
Plot: father son relationship, cocaine, mexican border, illegal immigration, u.s. mexico border, drug smuggling, rescue, river, nightclub, arrest, handcuffs, desert ...
Place: new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Leaving No Trace (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, on the road, buddies, partners, society, drug dealing, life is a bitch, self discovery, family relations, friends, mother daughter relationship, travel ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 65
7 Suns (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A man called "The Black" is hired to smuggle a group of undocumented migrants into the United States. He wants to quit the smuggling business and claims this is his last trip. His superiors, now suspicious, send Gavilan, a younger ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: desert, obnoxious boss, death row, injustice, society, misfit, social differences, working class, journalism, media, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 94
Mother Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 62 min.
Story: TIERRA MADRE is based on the true story of Aidee Gonzalez, a woman determined to raise her children with her female partner in the Mexican border town of Tecate. Aidee works hard as an exotic dancer providing for her family. One day her girlfriend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: pregnancy, society, couples, friendship, family relations, friends, gays and lesbians, idealism, border, strip club, gay, lesbian mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: disorder, friendship, fish out of water, friends, immigrants, hopes, society, misfit, mexican, migration, beggar, mexican american border ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Across the Line (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Across the Line (2000) is a truthful representation of both hope and corruption, focusing on critical events transpiring at America's border with Mexico and known both to those who live on the "line" (physical and metaphorical) and to ...
Plot: girl in bra and panties, mexican immigrant, wet t shirt, illegal immigrant, female nudity, erotica, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, see through panties, panties
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 294
Sweet 15 (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her quinceanera -- the traditional 15th birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young girl into adulthood. Marta is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels ...
Plot: illegal immigration, illegal immigrant, mexican american, teenage girl, birthday
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 152
Los jornaleros (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Los Jornaleros presents the interwoven stories of three young Hispanic men who come to this country to pursue te American dream and instead end up struggling as day-laborers.
Plot: mexican immigrant, gigolo, brother brother relationship, illegal immigrant, art dealer, gay latino, gay wedding, interracial couple, mexican american
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 46
Mai Ratima (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Actor Yoo Ji-Tae’s directorial debut feature film is one part melodrama, one part comingof-age story about Soo-young, a miserable thirtysomething man and Mai-Ratima, a 22-year-old Thai girl who accepts a mail order marriage in order to realize her ...
Plot: sexual harassment, illegal immigration, theft, immigration, poverty, homelessness, prostitution, mother in law, alzheimer's disease, refugee
Place: seoul, south korea, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Golden Dream (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Guatemala
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of Central-American teen-agers depart from the slums of Guatemala City escaping poverty and violence, towards the promised land of California.
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: train ride, train, friendship, native americans, follow your dream, on the road, coming of age, communication problem, friends, life is a bitch, immigrants, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, usa, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ciudad de Ciegos (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Over more than thirty years, a department of the Condesa in Mexico City, is the setting in which they are carried out ten stories, mixed, form one whose only constant is the rupture. The passage of time and the outside world only guess through the ...
Plot: sex scene, male nudity, female nudity, shower, hammock
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 111
One Way Ticket (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fictional retelling of the Regina Express tragedy, in which 22 Dominican stowaways died from suffocation in an attempt of illegal travel in September 1981.
Plot: ship, illegal immigration, tank, desperation, immigration, illegal alien, historical event, american dream, drowning, economics, misery, tragic event
Place: puerto rico, dominican republic, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pepe & Santo vs. America (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pepe travels to America with Santo (The Patron Saint of Immigrants) in search of his grandmother's dying wish..."The Mexican Dream." Pepe hops across the border from Mexico to the United States.
Plot: illegal immigrant, mexican border, illegal immigration, u.s. mexico border, mexican immigrant, mexican american border, immigration, mexican, travel
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 275K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, loss of son, desert, deportation, tragic event, police brutality, doctor, multiple storylines, redemption, depression, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 3K
Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: tense, sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: island, tourist, village, working class, drowning, misfit, society, moral dilemma, family life, family problems, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Chosen Ones (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution network in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her. Adapted from Jorge Volpi’s novel, set in the ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitution, talking on phone, sex scene, crying woman, brother sister relationship, emotional blackmail, walking on a beach, rearview mirror, white slavery, forced prostitution, walking a dog ...
Place: tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 228
America 101 (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two brothers leave their home in Mexico in search of the 'American Dream', only to realize it was in front of them all the time. Angel is tired of living in his small Mexican town and has no interest in following in his father's ...
Plot: mexican american border, mexican immigrant, mexican, travel, immigration, illegal immigrant, mexican border, illegal immigration, u.s. mexico border, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ghettokids - Brüder ohne Heimat (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two trouble-causing brothers, who in the second generation after World War II Germany live, are in the center of this German made for TV movie. The movie makes a subject out of their everyday lives and the helpless attempt for them to build a normal ...
Plot: teacher, immigration, adolescence, sibling relationship, social worker, train station, youth, brother brother relationship, death of child, loss of son
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dreamland (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Thomas, a photographer from France, goes to Japan to take pictures of abandoned places. Lonely, he meets Natsuki, a young and beautiful woman, who will become his model. But Thomas has violent panic attacks and nightmares...
Plot: loneliness, photographer, park
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Waitresses Wanted (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: Brazilian native Priscilla Paredes is intent on staying in Montreal, despite the expiration of her student visa. Out of desperation, she takes a job as an exotic dancer at the Elixir, a downtown strip club, where she meets Milagro, a headstrong ...
Plot: exotic dancer, stripper, strip club, lesbian, female nudity, lesbian subtext, illegal immigrant
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 45
On Each Side (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Evocative and lyrical, On Each Side follows the interconnected lives of several characters who are affected by the building of the Rosario-Victoria Bridge in Argentina - a gargantuan, modern undertaking that links two Argentinean cities. On Each ...
Plot: bridge, photographer, lodger, sibling relationship, bulldozer, transvestite, male nudity, sister sister relationship, boy
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Twitch: You Are My Toy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Minori is a head-strong photographer who is romantically involved with Kushida, her editor. On a photography assignment she gets into an argument with her subject, Ageha, a female erotic manga artist who, like Minori, is 30 and single. ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: photographer, eye candy, sexploitation, erotica, simulated sex, japanese woman
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 256
The Dupes (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Syria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Iraq (but shot in Syria), this is the story of three men who try to leave their impoverished and hopeless lives to get work in Kuwait. They hire a water-truck driver to transport them illegally across the border in the tank of his truck.
Plot: desert, heat, escape, father son relationship, amputee, greed, sand, palestinian, flashback, impotence, truck, poverty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 111
Amy George (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness ...
Plot: coming of age, peeping tom, artist, photographer, high school, alcohol, male female relationship, boy, father son relationship, school, 13 year old, homosexual ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 121
The Wild Girl (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ned Giles, an aspiring news photographer, joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on the search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican land owner who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. Ned finds himself on an unexpected and perilous journey ...
Plot: photographer, apache, apache territory, apache indian, arizona territory, native american
Time: 1930s
Place: arizona, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 841
Illegal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tania, a young Russian woman who lives illegally in Belgium with her 13-year-old son Ivan. Constantly on her guard, she dreads police checks until the day she is arrested.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, immigrants, family relations, misfit, society, social differences, injustice, rebellion, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 170
Sahara Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A photographer and her lover travel to Morocco for photo shoots. While traveling there she has erotic adventures with residents of the area. But she ends up having an affair with someone who ends up betraying her and she murders the man.
Plot: wife leaves husband, female photographer, bar, bisexual, being followed, oil company, rough sex, cheating wife, sand, gay sex, tavern, jeep ...
Place: italy, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%