Movies like Cow

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Cow (2009)
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Cow (2009)
Original name: 斗牛
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: touching, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, gloomy, realistic
Plot: friendship, wartime life, survival, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, war, village, dark humor, animal life, world war two, friends, refugee, refugees, winter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: china, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, survival, escapades, world war two and society mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Cow: Back to 1942 (2012), Fires on the Plain (2014), Melancholia (2008), The Consul of Bordeaux (2011), Carrie's War (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: drought, world war two, danger, life is a bitch, survival, chaos, sino japanese war, escapades, against humanity, family problems, on the run, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
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95%
The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During Second Sino-Japanese War, China suffered from cholera outbreak because Japanese uses it as an biological weapon. Four Chinese agents captures a Japanese scientist and his bodyguard and interrogate them by Chinese opera in order to get the ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, unusual plot structure, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, danger, disorder, special agents, chases and races, martial arts, kidnapping, escapades, captivity, plague, chinese history, chinese opera
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
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64%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, confined, isolation, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
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Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, danger, friends, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, pimp, therapy, prostitute, sex show, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Maruta 3 ... Destroy all Evidence (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the shut down and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp's testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: against humanity, world war two, survival, military life, military base, laboratory, danger, soldier, wartime life, strong violent content, power relations, dehumanization ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, japan, china
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55%
The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, wartime life, politics, rescue, hopes, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, tragic hero, disobey, refugee, visa ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, portugal
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51%
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Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, teenage life, escapades, family relations, friendship, youth, family, forceful separation, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london
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50%
 7.4
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Sivas (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Establishing a bleak village in Eastern Turkey as its setting, Sivas features the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, animal life, adventure, society, pets, youth, friends, family relations, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, village, village life, fall in love, social relations, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
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47%
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Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, based on true events
Plot: survival, friendship, danger, escapades, adventure, animal life, loneliness, nature, male protagonist, beautiful scenery, cave, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 529
Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, survival, on the road, starvation, militant, parents and children, desert, social relations, escapades, village, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, youth, castle, friendship, redemption, friends, sexual abuse, wartime life, kidnapping, introspection, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, berlin germany, japan
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41%
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Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, parents and children, danger, missing child, crimes, couple relations, adoption, family problems, couples, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma in Nonantola in northern Italy, where they arrived on June ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, human spirit, survival, orphan, rescue, youth, society, against humanity, hopes, danger, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: italy, slovenia, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, family problems, friends, parents and children, countryside, youth, elderly, village, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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39%
Leaving No Trace (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: self discovery, friendship, life is a bitch, drug dealing, society, partners, on the road, travel, escape, hitchhiker, friends, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, human spirit, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, danger, confined, starting over, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: survival, world war two, radiation sickness, atomic bomb, nuclear war, life is a bitch, danger, village life, parents and children, village, terminal illness, couple relations ...
Time: year 1950, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Style: emotional, humorous, contemplative, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, wilderness, introspection, friends, free spirited, one last chance, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
House with a Turret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the final winter of WWII, as displaced persons return to their former homes in the Soviet Union, an 8-year-old boy is left alone when his mother dies en route.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: orphan, on the road, society, life is a bitch, youth, human nature, wartime life, little boy, world war two, death of mother, down on your luck, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: ukraine
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36%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, petty job, social relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, escapades, immigrants, danger, refugee, river, illegal immigration, post war, illegal immigrant, rescue from drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, danger, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, on the road, human nature, boat chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Towrope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, France, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this poetic, richly allegorical debut by Colombian director William Vega, a teenage girl flees to a rundown inn after being driven from her home in the Andean highlands by civil war, as the violence engulfing the country creeps ever closer to her ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, society, wartime life, village, against humanity, refugee, cousin cousin relationship, uncle niece relationship, mountain, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Siberia, Monamour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: in the woods, golden years, elderly, survival, orphan, isolation, wilderness, life is a bitch, danger, forest, dangerous animal, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Sky Hook (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sky Hook (Serbian: Nebeska udica) is a 2000 Yugoslavian film directed by Ljubiša Samardžić. It was Yugoslavia's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: anti war, battles, war, wartime life, political unrest, danger, survival, friends, buddies, journalism, hanging, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, germany, italy, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Artist and the Model (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a famous old sculptor, weary of life and the folly of men, who finds, thanks to the arrival of a Spanish girl escaped from a refugee camp, the desire to return to work and sculpt your final work in occupied France in 1943. Model and ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, melancholic, light, bleak ...
Plot: sculpture, wartime life, model, muse, nudity (full frontal - brief), sculptor, female nudity, art, workshop, inspiration, posing nude, young girl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Falafel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Lebanon
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Everything bad that can happen on the way to a party happens to young Tou on this nighttime trip though Beirut.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic
Plot: youth, lebanese, obsessive quest, disorder, nothing goes right, escapades, nightlife, urban, graphic violence, profanity, dark humor, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon, middle east, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Stones for the Rampart (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To be defeated and not be - a victory. This is the motto that life is guided by three young friends: Alek, Sophy and Rudy. Scouts, high school graduates high school in Warsaw drifting ambitious plans for the future broken through September 1939. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, against the odds, wartime life, daring rescue, danger, war, world war two
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%