Movies like Sugar Sand

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Sugar Sand (2017)
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Sugar Sand (2017)
Original name: Zuckersand
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each other. But they want to dig a tunnel to Australia to meet there themselves again. When Jonas should leave the country with his mother this night changes everything.
Plot: border, friendship, german, single mother, boy, emigrant, emigration, immigration, border crossing, little boy, baltic sea, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, germany, west germany, german democratic republic, gdr

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about friendship, german, male nudity, berlin wall, female nudity, couples and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Sugar Sand: Friedliche Zeiten (2008), Meier (1986), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), West (2013), Sushi in Suhl (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friedliche Zeiten (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Plot: childhood memory, sibling relationship, infidelity, hysteria, cowardliness, underdog, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family dinner, family life ...
Time: 1960s
Place: west germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 79
Meier (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Meier, a paperhanger in East Berlin, inherits from his father in West Berlin. With this money he wants to fulfil himself the dream of his life: a journey around the world. He buys a forged West German passport and pretends to go on a trip to ...
Plot: political satire, female nudity, wallpaper, berlin wall
Place: east germany, gdr, east berlin, germany, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Wall - The Final Days (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The Berlin wall separated families and friends for 28 years. Some accepted it, and some worked hard to make it fall.
Plot: police, male female relationship, german reunification, berlin wall, nationalism, intercourse, kitsch, soldier, german, border, automatic rifle, border crossing
Time: year 1989
Place: gdr, berlin germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.5
 814
West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: social decay, hopes, immigrants, family relations, starting over, society, single parent, bunk bed, bearded man, interracial sex, border, border crossing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, gdr, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
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 333
Sushi in Suhl (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One evening in the mid-sixties, Rolf Anschütz, a chef who runs a small restaurant in a town called Suhl in the middle of the East German province of Thuringen offers his guests a unique and exotic meal - Japanese Sukiyaki. It was intent to be a ...
Plot: sushi, food, narrow mindedness, end of friendship, curiosity, group of friends, wife leaves husband, japanese culture, japanese restaurant, friendship between men, restaurant, restaurant owner ...
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Bornholmer Straße (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.
Plot: berlin wall, embroidery, uniform, iron curtain, propaganda, border crossing
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 480
Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the ...
Plot: family, communism, countryside, attempted rape, female nudity
Place: east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 448
Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: friendship, betrayal, crimes, relationship vs career, investigation, moral dilemma, ambition, friends, stalking, danger, dishonesty, snitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 212
Heavy Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sven lives with his mother Edeltraut, who is suffering from dementia. He shares his entire life, the apartment, even the bed with her. During the day he works at a bank. While he is at work, Daniel comes to the apartment to look after Edeltraut. He ...
Plot: friendship, caregiver, german, old woman, banker, gay lead character, overweight, gay, skinny dipping, lake, friendship between men, picnic ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 6K
Berlin Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among ...
Style: stylized, cynical, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: love and romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, social misfits, bar, misfit, couples, buddies, lifestyle, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 303
Heroes Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man from an early age falls in love with a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party. His father however is a member of the "Stasi", the secret state police. The father not only hinders his ...
Plot: love of one's life, berlin wall, coming of age, masturbation, secret police, love interest, german reunification, mother son relationship
Place: german democratic republic, east berlin, gdr, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Trace of Stones (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.
Style: banned film
Plot: working class, life, competition, communism, dancing, drinking, beer, flashback, socialism, job, criticism, complaint ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Friend of Mine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, friends, wild ride, love and romance, unfulfilled love, opposites attract, contact, disorder, couples, lifestyle, car race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, barcelona spain, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antonio, seguendo le indicazioni della "Smorfia", dategli in sogno da una zia monaca "attraversa l'Alto Adige" e arriva a Berlino Ovest per incontrare il magliaro Giuseppe e fare fortuna. Ma Antonio e somigliantissimo ...
Plot: italian abroad, russian, ghost, secret service, fake identity, dream
Place: berlin germany, gdr, west germany, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 11K
Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: german, iron curtain, doctor, fascism, small town, introspection, society, secret service, power relations, who to trust, lovers apart, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr, northern germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This drama is based on the childhood memories of Hans Jürgen Massaquoi, who was one of the few black native Germans in Nazi Germany. In 1935 at the age of nine, he lives with his German mother in a small flat in Hamburg's working class ...
Style: national socialism
Plot: prosecution, xenophobia, gestapo, boxer, nurse, boy, world war two, flashback, black boy, single mother, boxing, little boy ...
Place: hamburg germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 4K
Gigantics (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The Hamburg friends Walter, Ricco and Floyd take each day as it comes between the estates of tower blocks and fast food restaurants. All three are in their early twenties and are dreaming of another life when Floyd suddenly takes a job on a ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, soccer, best friends, urban, working class, buddies, friends, city life, romance, farewell, intensive care, rapper ...
Time: 90s
Place: hamburg germany, singapore, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she ...
Style: road movie
Plot: inheritance, nazi, separation, past, berlin wall
Place: gdr, germany, east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Grave Decisions (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this black comedy set in small-town Bavaria, 11-year-old Sebastian thinks you can never be too young to be a murderer. He's convinced that he killed his mother on the day he was born and is certain he's already been condemned to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, psychological ...
Plot: teacher, radio station, dealing with death, punishment, redemption, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, sin, german, village, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 425
Runaway Horse (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Helmut and Sabine Halm have always managed vacations of lazy privacy at their favorite retreat on Germany′s Lake Constance. So when the energetic, handsome Klaus Buch turns up with his beautiful girlfriend Helene, Helmut is quite ready to dismiss ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, psychological, sexy
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, couples, friendship, rivalry, holiday, romantic rivalry, childhood friends, wife husband relationship, routine, male nudity, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, loner, society, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, misfit, social misfits, unsupportive parent, german, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 158
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: berlin wall, fear, military, sweat, wall, thief, smuggling, danger, barbed wire, escape, border, separation
Time: year 1961, 1960s
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
Frau Ella (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man goes on a road trip with an old lady he saves from a hospital.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, road movie
Plot: disorder, couples, partners, elderly, on the road, couple relations, golden years, escapades, nothing goes right, odd couple, classic car, mercedes benz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, paris france, france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 2K
Naked (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nackt is the story of three couples, one of which just broke up, one that seems to be about to and one perfectly okay. They are all friends and from time to time they gather to talk about everything.One time they gather for dinner at the second ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, bicycle, couples, social relations, self discovery, love and romance, couple relations, romance, swinger, man-woman relation, relationship problems, blindfold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Secondary school students from East Berlin are taking final exam in West Berlin (being politically rejected in GDR) as the Berlin wall is built. The dramatization is combined with interviews of the actual people 50 years later.
Plot: berlin wall, repression, reenactment, river crossing, friendship, escape attempt, arrest
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, east germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 184
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: friendship, immigration, rape, worker
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Whiskey with Vodka (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A renowned actor named Otto is the epitome of the problematic but beloved ladies man. Even when drunk he still knows more about filmmaking than does the amateur who is directing him in his latest movie. But what should the unreliable star do when a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: alcohol abuse, actor's life, aging, showbiz, troublemaker, artists and showbiz, hung over, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, drunken man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Annaluise & Anton (1999)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pünktchen und Anton is the 1999 German film based on the classic children’s novels by Erich Kastner and assimilated to modern times.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, single parent, best friends, social differences, society, make believe, family relations, friends, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, parents and children, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nobody Loves Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, singleness, love and romance, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, couples, looking for love, disorder, opposites attract, thirtysomething life, single, rich man ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, japan, tokyo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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