Movies like The Balloon Vendor

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The Balloon Vendor (1974)
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The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Original name: Il venditore di palloncini
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, death, hospital, balloon, blond boy, father son relationship, loss of son

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, touching, captivating and suspense films with plots about father son relationship, death, circus, parent child relationship, family relations, hospital and female nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Balloon Vendor: The Last Snows of Spring (1973), Mela (1980), The Big Show (1961), Empty Cradle (1993), Circus Palestina (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Snows of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 10-year-old boy starts to die of neglect when his widowed father spends too much time forsaking his parental duties in favour of playboy activities and a jet-set life-style.
Plot: leukemia, death of son, father son reunion, lawyer, friend, fear, father son relationship, beach, travel, desire, boarding school, little boy ...
Place: italy
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Mela (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Govindan Kutty (Raghu) is a clown who works in the circus. He comes to his village looking for a bride. Sharada (Anjali Naidu) is impressed by his charms and seemingly rich lifestyle and agrees to marry him. When they reach back the circus after ...
Plot: stuntman, circus, clown, attraction, dwarf, suicide, malayalam
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The Big Show (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A European circus family is torn apart by greed and jealousy.
Plot: circus, brother brother relationship, flashback, father son relationship, tightrope walker, court, hippopotamus, polar bear, elephant, skiing, bear attack, chimpanzee ...
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Empty Cradle (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her, that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is ...
Plot: midwife, parent child relationship, faked pregnancy, hospital, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnancy, murder, mother son relationship, stethoscope
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Circus Palestina (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Israel's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998
Plot: circus, lion, lion tamer
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66%
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You and Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurosurgeon returns back to the USSR from Sweden and has to deal with rejection - both at work and at home.
Plot: circus, ice hockey, embassy, crisis of conscience, surgeon, doctor, train, neurosurgeon, female director
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young circus director ends up going into television after her father, a trapeze performer, dies in a circus accident.
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: circus, hopes, workplace, performer's life, down on your luck, showbiz, workplace situations, animal training, artists and showbiz, human spirit, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany
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The Tree with Pink Leaves (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Little Marco suffers from his parents' divorce. He runs away from home and is hit by a car. He drags on but eventually dies under a tree with pink leaves, remembering a story his grandmother told him.
Plot: father son relationship, boy, divorce, school, coming of age, sexual exploration, childhood, tragedy, marital separation, family crisis, boarding school, dysfunctional family ...
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57%
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Cirqo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two prisoners escape execution by the police and become successful circus clowns in Pinochet's Chile.
Plot: circus, military dictatorship, clown, escaped prisoner
Time: 70s
Place: chile
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The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.
Plot: accident, circus, tragedy, carnival, acrobat, tightrope
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Day and Night (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, Belgium, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ten years ago, distinguished French author Alexandre (Alain Delon) exchanged his stressful, hectic life in Paris for a more peaceful existence upon a Mexican hacienda with his wife Ariane (Marianne Denicourt). Lucien (Jean-Pierre Kalfon) also ...
Plot: writers, female nudity, sex scene, balloon, murder, death, spanking, female full frontal nudity
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Body of Love (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An estranged father and son on holiday bond over the beautiful foreign girl they find unconscious on the beach.
Plot: father son relationship, death, young woman, youth, surrealism, topless, sea, butterfly, cigarette smoking, child smoking
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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The Cricket (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An impressionable young woman's relationship with an aging prostitute leads to a job as a maid at a brothel.
Plot: prostitute, parent child relationship, brothel, maid, skinny dipping, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, suicide by drowning, murder, mother daughter relationship, mother slaps daughter, bare breasts ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 105 min.
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Place: slovenia, central europe
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41%
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The Bordello (1971)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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