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The Dreamseller (2016)
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The Dreamseller (2016)
Original name: O Vendedor de Sonhos
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The main actor believes that true success is the attaining WHAT money can't buy and encourages people to follow their dreams. He forms a huge following which becomes cult like following. Officials start feeling threatened and conspire to kill him.
Style: thought provoking, captivating
Plot: psychology, follow your dream, following a dream, motivation, dream, conspiracy, political conspiracy, society, assistant, assassination plot, social issues, evil plot, outside help, social relations, dreaming, death, suicide, psychiatry

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and thought provoking films with plots about society, social relations, life is a bitch, social problems, social issues, small town life and small town mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Dreamseller: The Warrior and the Savior (2013), The Runaway (2000), Mother's Day (2018), Tigertail (2020), Blackbird (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Warrior and the Savior (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Orphaned by A.I.D.S., South African children Ibutho and Umsindisi SIlongo try to make a fresh start in the United States. What they do not know is that their struggles are far from over.
Style: captivating
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
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Mother's Day (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women living on either side of the Irish Sea are brought together in the wake of the Warrington bombing of March 1993.
Style: suspense, captivating
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Tigertail (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man reflects on the lost love of his youth and his long-ago journey from Taiwan to America as he begins to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Style: thought provoking, touching, disturbing, sincere, captivating
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Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Pete on the Way to Heaven (2009)
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Duration: 97 min.
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Time: 1950s, 50s
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The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: psychological, captivating
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Neon Heart (2018)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 86 min.
Story: Taking us on a journey into the minds and souls of three people, the film is a kaleidoscopic exploration of sexuality, desire and disability. Feature debut by Laurits Flensted-Jensen. The director, who graduated as a documentary director from the ...
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 196 min.
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Brothers (2008)
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: captivating, entertaining
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Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, psychological, uplifting
Audience: teen drama, teens, family outing
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