Movies like The House in the South

If you like "The House in the South" you are looking for movies about / with island, desert, brutality, poverty, sacrifice, greed and migration themes of Adventure, Drama and History genre shot in Mexico.
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The House in the South (1975)
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The House in the South (1975)
Original name: La casa del Sur
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Indian village experiences forced relocation; their experience is paralleled by that of other groups dating back to the 18th century.
Plot: island, desert, brutality, poverty, sacrifice, greed, migration, drought, landowner
Place: mexico

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Most similar movies to The House in the South

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films with plots about greed, adventure, desert, escapades, poverty, sacrifice and storytelling mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like The House in the South: Black Wind (1965), Holy Pafnucio (1977), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Llovizna (1978), The Bounty (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Wind (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The building of a railroad under tough conditions from searing heat to freezing cold in the Sonora desert provokes clashes of passion and struggles between the engineers and the workers at the campsite. The workers also contend with sudden dust ...
Plot: desert, sacrifice, engineer, wind, death, worker, countryside, parent child relationship, father son relationship, railway
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Holy Pafnucio (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Controversial, sexy and surreal tale of a messenger, his journey and encounters with many historical events and people such as Auschwitz, the Ku Klux Klan, Frida Kahlo, Cortés and Emiliano Zapata (as a beautiful woman!)
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), symbolism, football, female nudity, desert, musical number, sand, surrealism, messiah
Place: mexico
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41%
The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A female doctor returns from the city to her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia in the 1930s, intending to bring modern medical care to the area's impoverished and ill-educated residents. However, she finds herself going against the ...
Plot: poverty, doctor, superstition, healer, female doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, amazon, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, amazon river, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.3
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Llovizna (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eduardo, a typical bourgeois man from Mexico City, goes on a business trip to a province, accompanied by his lover. While there, he picks up a large sum of money and, after a spat with his lover, sets off on his drive back to the city alone. On the ...
Plot: suspicion, guilt, fear, road trip, rain, indigenous, poverty, salesman, affair, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: ship, island, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life, storm at sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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The March (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."
Plot: poverty, immigration, european union, migration, refugee, assassination attempt, desert, global warming, apartheid, emigration, politics, third world ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
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Presagio (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When the bottle she uses to help women gave birth to their children breaks, Mama Santos the midwife announces that something terrible is going to happen in a town from the country side of Mexico, while tension and acts of violence increase. A story ...
Plot: superstition, gossip, midwife, greed, suspicion, small town, revenge, hunger, school, drought, poverty, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, contemplative, captivating, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, false accusation, frame up, revenge, vengeance, treasure, obsessive quest, heroes, escapades, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Sahara (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: desert, sheik, escapades, chases and races, adventure, rivalry, heroes, confined, danger, adventurer, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Return to Aztlán (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When King Motecuzoma dies in 1468, a drought sets upon the Mexicas' land. The younger Motecuzoma sends a retinue to collect tributes from the peasants and make an offering to Coatlicue at Aztlán, the home of their ancestors. The peasant Ollin ...
Plot: quest, goddess, native american, mythology, religion, drought, mexican, pyramid, aztec
Time: 15th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
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The Heist (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Mexico City's infamous Lecumberri prison, three drug-addicted convicts celebrate getting drugs from one of their the mothers. They are found out and locked up in the "apando," the dreaded punishment cell. Protests over the ...
Plot: prison, protest, lesbian, riot, pantyhose, prison visit, desperation, masturbation, tattoo, drugs, smuggling, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, gang, on the road, friendship, hopes, injustice, family relations, human nature, rich and poor, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 248
The Paper Man (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A deaf and mute vagabond finds a large denomination bill in a Mexico City dump, and while he tries to buy something with it, others try to con him into giving it away. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at ...
Plot: park, ventriloquist, orphanage, mute, ventriloquist dummy, wallet, orphan, poverty, greed, single mother, junkyard, prostitute
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Bushbaby (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The young daughter of a park ranger in Tanzania is distressed to learn that she and her father must permanently return to England, thus separating her from the one thing she loves most, a pet Bushbaby. Fearing what the future holds she decides to ...
Plot: nature, buffalo, pet, railway, airplane, political corruption, chase, officer, professor, sergeant, lemur, savannah ...
Place: east africa, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 114K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, survival, escape, prison escape, gulag, journey, pow, danger, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Dupes (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Syria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Iraq (but shot in Syria), this is the story of three men who try to leave their impoverished and hopeless lives to get work in Kuwait. They hire a water-truck driver to transport them illegally across the border in the tank of his truck.
Plot: desert, amputee, tanker, heat wave, heat, escape, handicapped, smuggler, sand, flashback, injury, poverty ...
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28%
 7.3
 22K
Quest for Fire (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: survival, tribe, cannibalism, fire, nudity (full frontal - brief), adventure, neanderthal, mammoth, bear attack, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: scotland, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Savage Is Loose (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.
Plot: mother son incest, island, sexual tension, family, husband wife relationship, family tragedy, oedipus complex, forest fire, coming of age, moral dilemma, sexual desire, raft ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: slavery, mission, clergy, jungle, native americans, punishment, hopes, wilderness, murder, interracial relations, peaceful mission, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 38K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, breathtaking, serious, realistic, scenic ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, ambition, medicine, doctors and patients, surgery, society, orphan, culture clash, medieval, medical school, mentor ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 18th century
Place: persia, england, iran, london, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Rage (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Small-town doctor bitten by rabid dog, races the clock to get to the city and receive treatment.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, prostitute, hospital, village, dog, fear, doctor, race against time, social relations, life is a bitch, mountain, vengeance ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, sahara, libya, sahara desert, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: slave, old testament, self discovery, miraculous event, chaos and mayhem, social decay, religions or cults, chaos, demolished city, adventure, society, rescue ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Iska's Journey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl is taken to an orphanage, which she hopes to flee.
Plot: sea, hungarian, poverty, journey, minority
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Wet Gold (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that went down with millions in gold. Although Laura's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gold, treasure hunt, escapades, adventure, adventurer, femme fatale, ocean or sea, beach, ocean, island, ship, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sweet Country (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, sincere, captivating, sweet
Plot: justice, australian aboriginal, slavery, abuse of power, desert, rape, court case, farmer, injustice, murder, landowner, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, year 1929, 20th century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Long Ships (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In this elaborately mounted seafaring adventure, Rolfe (Richard Widmark) is a Viking leader with the cunning and devious mind of a pirate. Rolfe tells others sailors of "The Mother of Voices," a mammoth bell made of gold and as tall as ...
Style: semi serious, saga, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, ship, vikings, adventurer, battles, bell, clergy, adventure, pirate, crimes, obsessive quest, obsession ...
Time: 10th century
Place: scandinavia, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, talky, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: british raj, small town, politics, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, society, culture clash, tourist, adventure, sexual abuse, racism ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 70s
Place: india, asia, himalaya, kashmir, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Girls of Nowolipki (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Coming of age story of four girls living in the same poor district of Warsaw just before the outbreak of World War One.
Plot: female director, murder, suicide, greed, jealousy, affair, neighbor, first love, picnic, friendship, poverty
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%