Movies like The 40th Door

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The 40th Door (2009)
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The 40th Door (2009)
Original name: 40-cı Qapı
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 dream is to join a music band. The title of the film refers to an Azerbaijani fairy tale about saving a princess from a house with 40 doors; no one has succeeded in opening the last door, and thus its secret remains hidden. The villagers have named their village the 40th door as well.
Style: fairy tale
Plot: theft, poverty, robbery, telephone call, stabbing, carpet
Place: moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out bleak, suspense, melancholic and disturbing films with plots about poverty, theft, robbery, mother son relationship, prostitute, boy and coming of age mostly in Drama, Biography and Action genres. Some movies like The 40th Door: Mai Ratima (2012), The Peddler (1987), Chicuarotes (2019), Lute: Forge On or Die (1987), A Lonely Woman (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mai Ratima (2012)
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 ...
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Place: thailand, seoul, south korea
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, abandoned baby, old age, merchant, mother son relationship
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Chicuarotes (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cagalera and Moloteco are two teenagers from San Gregorio Atlapulco who are desperate to get out and move up and away from oppressive circumstances. When they hear of an opportunity to buy a spot in the electrician’s union, which could transform ...
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Time: 21st century
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Lute: Forge On or Die (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In Spain of the 1960s, a poor family of quinquis - a nomadic ethnic group with a tradition as old as that of the gypsises of Spain but with even more obscure origins - have a nomadic life marked by poverty. The son, Eleuterio Sánchez Rodriguez, ...
Plot: poverty, shack, robbery, countryside, male nudity, prison escape
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A Lonely Woman (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The first motion picture film by Agnieszka Holland about loneliness, longing for affection, and misfortune. Irena, a postal delivery worker, is struggling with a inadequate housing, a drunk neighbor who wants to take her place, and a heartless boss, ...
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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.
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What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
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Plot: poverty, street vendor, father son relationship, fat man, bare breasts, escape, singer, dentures, boy, small town, single father, unemployment ...
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Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
Plot: poverty, wilderness, northern lights, travel, farm, weather, snow
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
Story: not available
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young petty thief befriends the local priest.
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Place: venice
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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."
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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