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: female director, border, photographer, tourist, peasant, american, immigration, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, immigrants, mexican american border, illegal immigrant, identity, illegal immigration, mexican immigrant, american tourist
Place: tijuana mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sincere and serious films with plots about female director, immigrants, immigration, illegal immigration, illegal immigrant, u.s. mexico border and mexican mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like El jardín del Edén: Northless (2009), Hasta Morir (1994), Fighting for Freedom (2013), Foreign Body (2016), 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, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, social decay, friendship, follow your dream, society, hopes, bittersweet, mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, friends, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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95%
 6.2
 77
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: lie, tied to a chair, alcoholic, mexican border, bound and gagged, aunt nephew relationship, betrayal, kidnapping, gang, street life, u.s. mexico border, border
Place: tijuana mexico
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73%
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, immigration, farmer, amnesty, mexican, patriotism, border patrol, american, latin, national security, american dream, politics
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Foreign Body (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, young Samia flees her homeland. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most ...
Plot: female director, illegal immigrant, telephone call, immigrants, job seeking, accusation, widow, drinking alcohol, restaurant, belly dancing, underwater scene, death of brother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, drug dealing, society, partners, on the road, travel, escape, hitchhiker, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 79
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.
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
Plot: illegal immigrant, drug traffic, drug smuggling, investigation, mexican, mexican border, husband wife relationship, latin, multiple storylines, immigrants, child in peril, drugs ...
Place: mexico, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, on the road, follow your dream, leaving home, hopes, danger, communication problem, poverty, mexican american border, train, train ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, guatemala, central america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
For Here or to Go? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever.
Plot: immigration, entrepreneurship, female director, immigrants, cultural difference
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: desert, society, journalism, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, social differences, working class, immigrants, misfit, confined, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, hopes, society, fish out of water, beggar, life is a bitch, unemployed, mexican, disorder, friends, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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39%
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Rage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. Result: a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis, during a week in which an accident ...
Plot: fashion, murder, female director, photographer, blogger
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39%
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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: gay, gay latino, gay wedding, interracial couple, immigrants, illegal immigrant, brother brother relationship, gay interest, gigolo, art dealer, mexican immigrant, mexican american
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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: serious, sincere, touching, tense, realistic
Plot: tourist, family relations, rules and policies, family problems, society, family life, moral dilemma, family in crisis, ocean or sea, misfit, ocean, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
We Were Young (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During Second World War a beautiful love between two young people burns out against the background of the Nazi reality.
Plot: female director, torture, photographer, girl, young love, burned alive, anti fascism, bombing, ballet, propaganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Tate's Voyage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tate, a young and crooked businessman, thinks he can get rich quick by buying a Russian freighter in the port of Rotterdam. This turns out to be a fiasco because the ship has been arrested, the freight has been sealed by the customs and the crew has ...
Plot: female director, immigrants, compassion, cargo ship, harbor, nurse, suicide, hospital, ship, girlfriend
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Limbo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: LIMBO is set in a small town in rural Denmark, teenager Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its female protagonists as their surroundings.
Plot: female director, school, car accident, school teacher, machismo, femininity
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Different Way (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hannah is a young woman who lives on her own. She starts to get this feeling that she is being watched. The phone starts ringing at night and when she answers, no one is there. Is she imagining everything or is it for real?
Plot: female director, immigrants, feminist, animal rights, vegan, skinhead, demonstration, single, poetry, poem, female protagonist, female nudity ...
Place: copenhagen, eastern europe, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Team Hurricane (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A punk chick flick about teen girls that mixes highly stylized fictional elements with documentary material: loneliness, pussy-power, Kawaii, electric green, hentai, graffiti, vibrators, friendship, teddy bears, resting bitch face, ART, fire, fear, ...
Plot: female director, teenage girl, female nudity, scandinavian girl, teenager, group of teenagers
Place: scandinavia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Wolves (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney.
Style: unusual plot structure, sincere, sentimental, controversial, disturbing
Plot: immigration, mexican, grownups, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, secret, motive, immigrant family, bigger dreams, illegal immigration
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Invisible Adversaries (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Anna, an artist, is obsessed with the invasion of alien doubles bent on total destruction. Her schizophrenia is reflected in the juxtapositions of long movie camera takes with violently edited montages: private with public spaces; black & white ...
Plot: female director, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, alien, paranoia, ghost, photographer, outer space, female nudity, urinating on someone, symbolism, feminist ...
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Heat (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Larisa Shepitko's diploma film. An idealistic high school graduate goes to work on a state farm on the Kazakh steppe, only to clash with its authoritarian leader.
Plot: working class, female director, farming, water, generation, peasant, tractor, heat, community, horse, fire
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sibling relationship, teacher, social worker, adolescence, immigration, human, immigrants, death of child, youth, train station, brother brother relationship, loss of son
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 118
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, caribbean sea, illegal immigration, tank, misery, economics, drowning, american dream, immigration, illegal alien, desperation, tragic event ...
Time: 80s
Place: dominican republic, puerto rico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Up to Date (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An American journalist works for a French newspaper. He is writing an article about the reaction against people with AIDS, without knowing he is infected too. Once he finds out, he decides to cut off himself leaving his wife and daughter.
Plot: female director, aids, journalism, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 113
Deux fois (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Deux fois is a 1968 experimental film by Jackie Raynal. Raynal stars in the film, her first as a director; she had previously worked for several years as a film editor, most notably for films in Éric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" series ...
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: female director, very little dialogue, feminist, urination, breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 128
La capture (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 92 min.
Plot: female director, animals, dancing, gun, blood, dysfunctional family, abduction, dance, violence, old woman, animal, father daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Human Zoo (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Marseille, the young Serbian-Albanian Adria Shala is an illegal immigrant traumatized by her past. Every now and then Adria recalls her life in Kosovo, when she was saved from rape by a deserter called Srdjan Vasiljevic in 1999. They move to ...
Plot: rape, escape, betrayal, injury, immigrants, weapons, mistress, assassin, female director, female nudity, violence, sex scene ...
Place: serbia, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 302
1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
Plot: female director, coma, family relations, suspicion, beating, teenager
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Preacher's Sin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Evan Tanner's life is spiraling out of control when his live-in niece is arrested for the second time, his boss imposes on him an unacceptable contract, and to top it all he discovers he has a son from a one night affair during the war... When ...
Plot: female director, affair, green hair, suicide of mother, bullying, radio show, illegitimate son
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%