Movies like Sea of Silence

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Sea of Silence (2003)
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Sea of Silence (2003)
Original name: Verder dan de maan
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 1969. Nine-year old Caro lives on a pig farm in a small town with her four other siblings and another on the way. She is curious and determined to understand the mysteries of the world around her. But her devout catholic father can't explain the new world and her mother is too busy for philosophy so she converses to God. One day at school she is horrified to learn that man will soon set foot on the moon. In her eyes it's not possible that God would allow anyone to get so close to Heaven. Her clowning father agrees and, unable to cope with modern-day progress, hits the bottle. Caro is preparing for her first holy communion to become 'a bride of God' but before that she seals a pact with her father to overcome her fear of swimming in exchange, he will not touch a drop of alcohol.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family life, village, youth, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, alcohol abuse, farm, village life, hopes, coming of age, social relations, pregnancy, party, teacher, church, sister sister relationship, beach, bicycle, father daughter relationship, little girl, swimming pool, mother daughter relationship, prayer, crucifix ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, holland

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Most similar movies to Sea of Silence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, society, hopes and family life mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Sea of Silence: The Clay Bird (2002), Love is the Word (2013), Confetti Harvest (2014), Carol's Journey (2002), Pudana: Last of the Line (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Clay Bird (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, politics, family relations, tradition, village, muslim, estrangement, state affairs, school, political unrest, idealism, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: pakistan, middle east, bangladesh
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Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pudana: Last of the Line (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A little Nenets girl Neko is taken against her will from her home to a boarding school in a remote Russian village. Forced to adapt to a foreign culture and new customs, Neko rebels and decides to flee, hoping to get back to her family and old ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: fish out of water, society, youth, social relations, family relations, culture clash, parents and children, village life, bittersweet, girl, boarding school, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, social relations, couples, society, couple relations, babies and infants, youth, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: hopes, politics, wartime life, self discovery, family life, youth, battles, family problems, family relations, human nature, death in the family, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: poverty, human spirit, leaving home, family problems, family relations, social relations, estrangement, social misfits, society, hopes, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
Story: Follow-up to the TV trilogy "Heimat", this time for cinemas, set again in the fictional village Schabbach in the Hunsrück region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, epic, stylized ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, society, coming of age, diary, village life, village, emigration, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, family problems, society, youth, small town life, disability, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radical, politics, family problems, family life, political unrest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, journalism, hopes, immigrants, state affairs, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, chile, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, lifestyle, family relations, intrigue, rivalry, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, contemplative
Plot: friendship, reunion, starting over, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, auschwitz, strong female presence, friends, seaside, older woman younger man relationship, impotent husband ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: school, countryside, village, farm, peasant, clergy, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, master and servant ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, turn of the century ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, rough, serious
Plot: family relations, family problems, rebellion, teenage life, high school, high school life, family life, romance, youth, coming of age, teenager, socialism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a short story by the acclaimed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, comes a holiday story of family and forgiveness. Recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her three children have hit difficult times on their farm. Suddenly, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
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Time: 19th century, 1800s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Flaxfield (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a part of Flanders where flax is the main crop, farmer Vermeulen rules his estate like an 'old school' patriarch, stern and authoritarian, nobody else's word is ever taken seriously, just scolded fools, he rather risks being wrong ...
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Plot: estrangement, farm, family relations, power relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, countryside, village life, human nature, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, village, family relations, social relations, coming of age, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, ghost, parents and children, village life, family life ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Misunderstood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: separated parents, parents and children, family problems, family relations, youth, family life, female protagonist, little girl, school, half sister half sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
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When I Saw You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan, Greece, United Arab Emirates
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Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: jordan, middle east
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38%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
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36%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
King of the Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Religion (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, touching ...
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