Movies like Father

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Father (1966)
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Father (1966)
Original name: Apa
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The beginning shows Hungary devastated by the war and the postwar reconstruction with its communist government. Our hero (played first by Dániel Erdély and later, as a young man, by András Bálint) is clearly determined to find out what he can about his father who died young. All he knows is that he was a doctor and perhaps he was an honored victim of fascism. He never really finds out but his relationship with his mother, his friends and his Jewish girlfriend will make him totally independent of this need to find all about Apa or Father.
Plot: boy, teenager, partisan, single mother, communism, elementary school, 12 year old
Time: post world war two
Place: hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, psychological, serious and bleak films with plots about boy, teenager, friendship, single mother, school, mother son relationship and family relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Father: Stranger in Town (1998), The Good Son (2001), Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe (1992), The Door (2012), A Thousand Months (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stranger in Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 13-year-old boy, whose single mother moved her family from the big city to a small town, begins to suspect that a stranger who befriends his family is not who he initially appears to be. Harry Hamlin, Graham Green, Rebecca Jenkins and Trevor ...
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The Good Son (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bonjour tristesse: Teenager Luc lives with his mother Liliane and his little brother Paul in Paris, has to cope with the fact that his mother is a prostitute and practically raise his brother alone. Luc is disillusioned. One day, little Paul wants ...
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Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again.
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The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
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A Thousand Months (2003)
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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Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
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Style: family saga
Plot: communism, poverty, countryside, boy, nationalism, father son relationship, family relations
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Place: china, taiwan
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
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Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
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