Movies like Mai Ratima

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Mai Ratima (2012)
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Mai Ratima (2012)
Original name: 마이 라띠마
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Actor Yoo Ji-Tae’s directorial debut feature film is one part melodrama, one part comingof-age story about Soo-young, a miserable thirtysomething man and Mai-Ratima, a 22-year-old Thai girl who accepts a mail order marriage in order to realize her Korean Dream. Into their relationship comes Young-jin, a hostess, slowly turning it into a love triangle.
Plot: prostitution, theft, poverty, sexual harassment, immigration, attempted rape, homelessness, illegal immigration, sick mother, pursuit, alzheimer's disease, refugee, mentally challenged person, mother in law, chase
Place: thailand, south korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and sincere films with plots about poverty, prostitution, immigration, homelessness, female nudity, theft and murder mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Mai Ratima: The March (1990), Fighting for Freedom (2013), Downfall (1997), Crocodile (1996), Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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Fighting for Freedom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two intertwined families, one American, one Mexican, and their fight to save three year old illegal Angelina from deportation.
Plot: illegal immigration, immigration, farmer, american dream, amnesty, patriotism, mexican, latin, american, national security, politics, border patrol
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Downfall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story revolves around an orphan girl who became a prostitute to survive and finds love with one of her clients. A young woman is tricked into prostitution, thinking she's going to sell beverages at a village store. She soon learns about the ...
Plot: prostitution, sex, female nudity, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), breasts
Place: korea
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Crocodile (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Crocodile is a 1996 South Korean film. It was the directorial debut of Ki-duk Kim and stars Cho Jae-hyun as "Crocodile".The film tells the story of a man living at the edge of the Han River in Seoul, who saves a woman trying to commit ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak
Plot: suicide, friends, friendship, mute or deaf, misfit, life is a bitch, betrayal, performer's life, underwater scene, male nudity, homelessness, underwater ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, korea, south korea
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Iracema, Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, West Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl from the countryside goes to the city of Belém to take part in the Círio de Nazaré celebrations. Led to prostitution, she wishes to move to the wealthiest Southeast region of Brazil. In a dance club, she meets a truck driver that ...
Style: road movie
Plot: prostitution, amazon, deforestation, truck, forest, truck driver, ecology, poverty, environmental destruction
Place: brazil
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The Way South (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK, Argentina
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thirty year old man returns from South America to his native village, in the mountains of Yugoslavia, to find his spouse and take her along. He chooses the youngest daughter of self-supporting Jewish woman. The deceit gets discovered on the way to ...
Plot: prostitution, immigrants, immigration, tango, lesbian, revenge
Time: 1920s
Place: former yugoslavia, argentina, yugoslavia
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The Wolves (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney.
Style: controversial, disturbing, sentimental, sincere, unusual plot structure
Plot: immigration, mexican, brother brother relationship, grownups, secret, mother son relationship, immigrant family, illegal immigration, motive, bigger dreams, airport, american flag ...
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The 40th Door (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Azerbaijan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Rustam lives with his mother in a village; his father was killed by the Russian mafia. After his father's death, Rustam tries to provide for himself and his mother without resorting to illegal money-making schemes. But his ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: poverty, stabbing, telephone call, carpet, robbery, theft
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Stray Dogs (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city. By day the father scrapes out a meager income as a human billboard for luxury apartments, ...
Plot: poverty, homeless, urination, brushing teeth, alcoholic, homelessness, loneliness, eating, rain, boat, bathtub, water ...
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Glue Sniffer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oliver flees from abuse of his family and seeks refuge in the violent streets of Caracas, where survival is only possible in an environment of corruption, crime and sniffing glue to escape hunger, like other children in the same situation. Soon, the ...
Plot: homelessness, police brutality, police corruption, domestic violence, gang, class system, injustice, police, child in peril, gun, homeless, survival ...
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On the Block (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A stripper and a vice squad lieutenant become romantically involved in this contemporary drama set in the adult entertainment zone in 1980s Baltimore, Maryland. -- KillerMovies
Plot: black panties, burlesque, g string, stripper, attempted rape, female nudity, prostitution, cautionary tale, drug overdose, pasties, strip club
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Birdcage Inn (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: With a red-light district in Seoul being demolished, the residents there find they have to relocate. Jin-a opts to leave Seoul and heads to the eastern city of Pohang. There she takes up residence in a boarding house run by a small family. Besides ...
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Place: south korea, seoul
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Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: faith, reflection, religion, lion, poverty, murder, homelessness, desperation, surrealism, water, humiliation, hiding place
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Si-o-se Pol (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Released from prison and terminally ill, Parvis Karimpour is determined to be reunited with his daughter, Nasrin, who fled Iran for Europe many years before. Crossing the Mediterranean only to be unceremoniously dumped on the Spanish coast, ...
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Our House (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lonely socialite (Roberts) opens up her mansion to homeless people after a young woman (Reyes) saves her life.
Plot: jail, medical examination, theft, drug trade, homelessness, handcuffs, wealth, chore, drinking alcohol, suicide attempt, falling, smuggling ...
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Where The Miracle Happens (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pimdao, a successful real estate developer and businesswoman, is injured in an accident that kills her beloved daughter at a time when the two are estranged. After the accident, Pimdao decides to take her daughter's place as a volunteer at an ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, compassionate
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Place: los angeles
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Occasional Work of a Female Slave (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
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Adrift on the Nile (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 115 min.
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The Wanderings of Ivan (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: social realism, homoerotic, multicultural, psychotronic
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Place: paris france
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36%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
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One Way Ticket (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
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Place: dominican republic, puerto rico, caribbean
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36%
A Thousand Months (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Morocco, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 1981, Morocco. A village in the Atlas mountains. A city in the distance. A child. A family facing its destiny.
Plot: 12 year old, suicide, village, theft, countryside, oppression, authoritarianism, teenager, teacher, chair, poverty, school teacher ...
Place: morocco
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The Whores (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The prostitutes of Palermo are pictured in this episodic Italian drama. The film lacks a real unifying thread as it presents scenes from the lives of 7 hookers. Five are women. One is a man, and one is a transvestite. In one episode, an aging ...
Plot: prostitution, male prostitution, prostitute, lgbt, gay interest, mother son relationship
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El profeta Mimi (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Childhood trauma and religious repression causes little boy to grow up and murder prostitutes.
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitution, poverty, prophet, preacher, religious, crime, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Style: touching, captivating, sexy, sentimental, psychological ...
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Place: san francisco, arizona
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The Bite (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Koichi is a gigolo who is paid by a madame to seduce and have sex with various women while she and her clients secretly watch. He doesn't like what he's doing, but he needs the money to take care of his seriously ill mother. One day ...
Plot: voyeurism, waitress, gigolo, erotica, sexploitation, sick mother, prostitution, japanese woman, two way mirror
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