Movies like A Polar Year

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A Polar Year (2018)
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A Polar Year (2018)
Original name: Une année polaire
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Danish teacher takes a job in Greenland and tries to overcome the animosity of the tight-knit locals through a series of errors that help him embrace the snow-covered life.
Style: semi documentary, sincere, light, touching, sweet, captivating, entertaining, visually appealing
Plot: dog sled, inuit, blizzard, polar bear, isolation, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, hunting, fishing, funeral, remote village, language learning, elementary school, seal the animal, new year's eve party, death of grandfather, tradition versus modernity, language barrier, school teacher, thirty something, northern lights, barking dog, non professional cast
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: greenland, denmark

Most similar movies to A Polar Year

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, sincere and touching films with plots about youth, adventure, family relations, society, family problems, coming of age and escapades mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Polar Year: Inuk (2010), The Good Life (2013), Journey To Greenland (2016), Land Legs (2015), Little Lion (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 320
Inuk (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Greenland, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.
Style: realistic, captivating, visually appealing, contemplative, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, haunted by the past, redemption, teenage life, winter, journey, culture, forces of nature, dog sled, adventure, ice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 228
The Good Life (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvain and Pierre have been running from the law ever since a custody battle with their mother pushed their father Yves into hiding ten years ago. But now that they’re older, the two brothers are road-weary and eager to take advantage of the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, teenage boy, coming of age, custody, siblings relations, kidnapping, parents and children, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Journey To Greenland (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thomas and Thomas are going through a rough patch: they are both thirty-something actors living in Paris. They randomly decide to leave the city and fly away to Kullorsuaq, one of the most remote villages of Greenland, where Thomas' father ...
Style: feel good, captivating, sincere, humorous, light
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, village, inuit, society, adventure, disorder, life philosophy, actor's life, friendship, youth, actor, city ...
Time: contemporary
Place: greenland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 117
Land Legs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dom, 36 years old, is a sailor on board of the fishing boat Petit Gael II from the port of Les Sables d'Olonne, a small town in western France. He is used to leave for the open sea for at least three weeks in a row. Despite of his absences, his ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: fisherman, teenager, children, father daughter relationship, divorced man, father son relationship, family, moral dilemma, family relations, parents and children, storytelling, ultrasound ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.2
 205
Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: sport, follow your dream, hopes, immigrants, ambition, athlete's life, youth, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, soccer, football, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 816
Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: defiant, interracial relations, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, escapades, family relations, youth, society, impossible love, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: touching, contemplative, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, dog sled, adventure, mountain, wolf, snow, biologist, survival, mouse, adventurer, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, family problems, introspection, memory loss, life turned upside down, accident, funeral, death, school teacher, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Farewell to the Night (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Muriel breeds horses in France and runs an almond plantation with her business partner from the Maghreb. A confident woman who spent her childhood and youth in Algeria, Muriel seems to enjoy a life that is both harmonious and fulfilled. She receives ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, pony, police arrest, old man, stolen money, islam, orphan, old woman, horse trainer, retirement home, nurse, propaganda ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2015
Place: south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, chases and races, missing person, track down, coming of age, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 48K
Arctic (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: arctic, survival, polar bear, injury, helicopter crash, stranded, fish, ice, male protagonist, snow, bear attack, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 6K
Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: exciting, captivating, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, society, danger, wolf pack, little boy, animal life, animal attack, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 6K
Land (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings ...
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: solitude, female nudity, mountain, native american, living alone, hunting, fishing, family tragedy, new life, nature, winter, deer hunting ...
Place: wyoming, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 602
Arcadia (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: road trip, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, single father, single parent, cross country, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 595
Patagonia (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Patagonia narrates the journeys of two women - one looking for her past, the other for her future. The film inter-cuts between their stories, in which one of them travels south to north through the Welsh springtime and the other east to west through ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, road movie, serious, sincere ...
Plot: elderly, on the road, self discovery, last wish, love affair, society, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage, desert, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina, latin america, europe, wales ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 214
One of a Kind (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Frédi loses his mother, he realizes she has passed her healing gift on to him. Frédi rejects it totally, tangled up in his own unhappiness, until a fatal accident changes everything. He is forced to acknowledge that he had healing hands.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: supernatural ability, fall in love, supernatural, love and romance, healing, accident, motorcycle accident, fishing, hospital, seaside, epileptic, epilepsy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Own Love Song (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound singer and her best friend embark on a roadtrip to Memphis.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, friendship, disability, friends, road trip, self discovery, couples, best friends, misfit, guitarist, toast, hurricane katrina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 581
Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, contemplative, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: surfing, coming of age, adventure, self discovery, youth, teenage life, escapades, friendship, society, drugs/alcohol, on the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 20K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, human animal relationship, friendship, pets, wilderness, adventure, gold, survival, daring rescue, dog sled, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 770
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, estrangement, confined, family life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jacquou the Rebel (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1815, young Jacquou lives an idyllic peasant life with his parents in the Périgord region of France. But one day, his childhood happiness is cruelly ended when his father is arrested, after a dispute with the arrogant Count de Nansac. With ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, forbidden love, young lovers, adventure, haunted by the past, rivalry, love and romance, rebelliousness, rich and poor, orphan, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 12K
Then Came You (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American hypochondriac who is working as a baggage handler is forced to confront his fears when a British teenager with a terminal illness enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list.
Style: touching, captivating, inspirational, sincere, sweet
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, hypochondriac, bucket list, friendship, love of one's life, wish come true, airport, infatuation, coming of age, adventure, fighting illness, last wish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Nomadic Childhoods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia, Mongolia, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 3 stories, 3 countries. Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia. Nomad children fill a hostile world with their wishes and their dreams. At major cross-roads in their lives, they are confronted by love, danger and death.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, society, love and romance, wilderness, danger, coming of age, tradition versus modernity, hopes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, tibet, russia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sincere, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, paralysis, alcohol abuse, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic, sexy
Plot: politics, adventure, ship, state affairs, family problems, parents and children, hopes, misfit, family relations, missing child, social differences, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Buss till Italien (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie is about two young teenagers who leave for a trip around Europe to sing in a choir. They cross the entire continent straight to Domodossola, a little town on the north of Italy.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, sincere, road movie
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friend, adultery, marriage crisis, choir, reconciliation, teenage sex, towel, hotel room, male nudity, bus, large breasts ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, family problems, single parent, down on your luck, family in crisis, couple relations, hopes, restaurant, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, ontario canada, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 294
Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, crimes, redemption, haunted by the past, hopes, criminal heroes, youth, love and romance, romancing a criminal, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%