Movies like Mr. Pip

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Mr. Pip (2012)
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Mr. Pip (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper mine in the South Pacific tore the island of Bougainville apart. The reclusive “Popeye” (Hugh Laurie) offers the children in fourteen-year-old Matilda’s tiny village an escape with Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. But on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: teachers and students, elementary school, wartime life, island, war, civil war, friends, political unrest, state affairs, power relations, social relations, school, dedicated educator, village, youth, friendship, village life, imaginary character, escape from reality, rape, teacher, teenage girl, tropical island, imagination, rebel ...
Place: papua new guinea, asia, indonesia

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Most similar movies to Mr. Pip

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about wartime life, society, war, life is a bitch, village, youth and political unrest mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Mr. Pip: Caterpillar (2010), Sky Hook (2000), Housewife, 49 (2006), The Rainbow Troops (2008), The Invisible Eye (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: quadriplegic, life is a bitch, disability, family problems, family in crisis, political unrest, village life, soldier, state affairs, military, japanese soldier, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan
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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
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46%
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, society, parent grown child relationship, female protagonist, heroes, telegram, housewife, diary ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: social differences, poverty, teachers and students, village, youth, school, self fulfillment, social relations, island, friendship, student, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: high school life, political unrest, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, social relations, workplace situations, responsibility, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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40%
Innocent Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil war, child soldier, childhood, freedom, politics, human spirit, against the odds, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, parents and children, absent father ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, africa, middle east, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Rocket (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Thailand, Laos
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: down on your luck, parents and children, contests and competitions, friendship, society, human spirit, change of luck, post war, family relations, youth, destiny, ex military ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, epic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, heroes, politics, military, against humanity, americana, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, working class, rich and poor, political unrest, family relations, youth, state affairs, hopes, society, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, captivity, military life, confined, espionage, rebellion, on the run, battles, life is a bitch, anti war, wartime life ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Panama
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, bleak, touching, tense ...
Plot: political unrest, friendship, soccer, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, wartime life, life is a bitch, youth, military, coming of age, human nature ...
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs ...
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, political unrest, wartime life, rivalry, state affairs, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, orchestral, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Broken Silence (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Winter, 1944. Lucía at 21 returns to her small village in the mountains. She again meets Manuel, a young iron-smith who helps "those in the mountain", the "maquis", the anti-Franco resistance. Lucía is attracted to Manual, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, heroes, society, against humanity, rebelliousness, political unrest, small town, politics, love and romance, pregnancy, repression, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
 6.8
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Memorial Day (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam war, legal, battles, friends, power relations, reunion, friendship, moral dilemma, introspection, military, buddies, state affairs ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, death sentence, political unrest, woman in danger, fall in love, life is a bitch, against humanity, love and romance, rebellion, society, dishonesty, civil war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Inbetween Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jesper is a soldier in the German army, who reports for a new tour of duty in Afghanistan. His unit is to protect a village from the Taliban.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: translator, soldier, war, wartime life, culture clash, danger, gain trust, battle zone, friendship, military, village, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Secrets of War (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tuur and Lambert are best friends. But the war is closing in and is about to change their lives forever. Tuurs dad joined the resistance and even his big brother seems so be part of it. Lamberts family on the other hand choose to obey the Germans. ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, friendship between boys, world war two, child, best friends, war, village, village life, youth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The 4 Soldiers (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A climate of civil war, a fight that has made them lose everything including their youth, four soldiers aged 13 to 20 years, will meet and build friendships. In the grip of an adult conflict, which they do not understand, Matéo, Dominique, Big Max ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, life is a bitch, social decay, wartime life, society, danger, youth, war, military, battles, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blackboards (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, Italy, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village; he ...
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uneducated, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, wartime life, on the road, realism, danger, obsessive quest, hopes, teachers and students, survival, wandering ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: psychological, emotional, suspenseful, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: revolution, village, civil war, society, fighting the system, against humanity, self discovery, holocaust, haunted by the past, political unrest, state affairs, war ...
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sword of Honour (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has any chance to join any real fighting, circumstances always prevent it. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: military, love triangle, fighting the system, soldier, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, military life, betrayal, love and romance, world war two, basic training, war ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: soldier, world war one, love triangle, teenage love, military, siblings relations, war, social relations, family relations, family life, childhood sweetheart, village ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Class Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that things are not quite so black and white comes too late.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: high school, youth, rebelliousness, high school life, teenage life, teachers and students, power relations, coping, social relations, generation gap, rebellion, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 4K
Corn Island (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Inguri River forms a natural border dividing Georgia from Abkhazia. One of the spring floods has created a little island in the middle of the river, as if made for the cultivation of corn. At least, this is the belief of an old peasant, whose ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: river, island, wartime life, family relations, golden years, life is a bitch, elderly, teenage girl, female nudity, grandfather granddaughter relationship, military, corn ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Commissar (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, russian civil war, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, village, female soldier, pregnant woman, children, jewish family, jewish, soldier ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Waiting for Dawn (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, disabling seizures. Her boyhood friend is Coolie Keung, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, friendship, rich and poor, love triangle, fall in love, wartime life, love and romance, war, society, friends, street gang, torture ...
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%