Movies like Madeinusa

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Madeinusa (2006)
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Madeinusa (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon (the time of day when Christ died on the cross) to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa and her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, dark, realistic, witty
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, family relations, religions or cults, against the odds, fall in love, hopes, village, village life, vanity, father daughter incest, racism, love and romance, society, social relations, mountain, female director, destiny, native american, incest, death, jealousy, murder, coming of age, patricide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america, andes mountains

Most similar movies to Madeinusa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, village, village life, love and romance and social relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Madeinusa: Delta (2008), Orphan (2009), Letters to Elena (2011), The Gospel of the Flesh (2013), Lovelorn (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Spain, France
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Macário spends an entire train journey to the Algarve talking to a woman he does not know about the trials and tribulations of his love life: straight after starting his first job as a book keeper at his Uncle Francisco's shop in Lisbon he ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: accountant, romance, love and romance, fall in love, wooing, social differences, society, hopes, starting over, blonde, train travel, train ride ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, parents and children, brother sister incest, family problems, life is a bitch, isolation, obsession, dysfunctional family, human nature, homecoming, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
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100%
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: social differences, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, family life, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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Letters to Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, optimism, protecting from truth, youth, hopes, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, love and romance, village, dream, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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50%
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The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, undercover, hopes, crimes, family relations, human nature, society, terminal illness, law enforcement, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
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48%
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Lovelorn (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A retired teacher who returns to Istanbul after years away, Nazim tries to reacquaint himself with his hometown, which has changed significantly. While waiting for his pension to begin, Nazim takes a temporary job as a taxi driver and frequently ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, touching
Plot: woman in danger, village, family relations, couples, love and romance, village life, single parent, society, hopes, fall in love, sleazy, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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48%
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Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, society, social misfits, unlikely couple, family relations, village, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
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A Long and Happy Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sascha lives in a village on the Kola Peninsular in northern Russia and dedicatedly manages what is left of an old collective farm. He gets on well with his farm workers who respect him and also tolerate his more or less clandestine love-affair with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, stylized, sad ...
Plot: village, farm, society, social relations, injustice, rebelliousness, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, alcohol, moral dilemma, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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43%
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Nelly (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: village, sexual relations, village life, social relations, couples, love and romance, family relations, death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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43%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Denmark, Greenland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the journal of Knud Rasmussen's "Great Sled Journey" of 1922 across arctic Canada. The film is shot from the perspective of the Inuit, showing their traditional beliefs and lifestyle. It tells the story of the last great ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, touching ...
Plot: shaman, inuit, culture clash, village, religions or cults, family relations, clergy, couples, society, hopes, tradition, spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
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42%
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Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
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Place: europe, wales
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41%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Mila from Mars (2004)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, offbeat
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Found Memories (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Style: stylized, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
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39%
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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39%
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Brick Lane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The grind of daily life as a Brick Lane Bangladessi as seen through the eyes of Nazneen (Chatterjee), who at 17 enters an arranged marriage with Chanu (Kaushik). Years later, living in east London with her family, she meets a young man Karim ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: arranged marriage, immigrants, love triangle, love affair, family relations, society, village, fall in love, racism, sister sister relationship, drowning, loss of mother ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
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Autumn (2008)
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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38%
Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, hopes, society, racism, journalism, love and romance, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rwanda, africa
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38%
Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, farm, parents and children, family relations, religions or cults, society, village, village life, teenage girl, church, wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, netherlands
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38%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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38%
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, addiction, urban ghetto life, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, parents and children, unemployment, society, hopes, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
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37%
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The Lamb (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village near Erzincan (Turkey) young Mert is about to get traditionally circumcised, but the family does not have the money to follow up with the circumcision celebration. The family wants to be able to serve lamb meat to the guests of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: village, family relations, parents and children, tradition, society, religions or cults, village life, circumcision, social relations, countryside
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Birdsong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Three Wise Kings travel in search of the Messiah, with unexpected obstacles on the way.
Style: serious, biblical, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: virgin mary, miraculous event, journey, society, religions or cults, uninvited guest, life turned upside down, family relations, hopes, pregnancy, angel, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, love and romance, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, hopes, womanizer, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: on the road, fall in love, survival, love and romance, hopes, danger, starting over, rescue, immigrants, desert, follow your dream, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
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37%