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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the pompous Leslie Huben, who runs the missionary effort in the area but who seems more concerned about competing with his Catholic 'rivals' than in the Indians themselves. Hazel is terrified of the Indians while Martin is fascinated. Soon American pilot Lewis Moon joins the Indian tribe but is attracted by Leslie's young wife, Andy. Can the interaction of these characters and cultures, and the advancing bulldozers of civilization, avoid disaster?
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative, reflective, intense ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, civilization, malaria, amazon, adventure, adventurer, danger, society, escapades, buddies, religion, christianity, insanity, conspiracy, greed, ecology, epidemic, tribe, genocide, amazon jungle, catastrophe, small town life, small town ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and touching films with plots about mentor, runaway, storytelling, culture clash, dialogue, relationships and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like At Play in the Fields of the Lord: The Emerald Forest (1985), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), The Waterdance (1992), Medicine Man (1992), Chinese Box (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: thought provoking, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, child abduction, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, rain forest, deforestation, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
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The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, cure, opposites attract, cancer, amazon jungle, medical research, rain forest, doctor, love and romance, adventure, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, opposites attract, friends, couples, hanging, urban, city life, teenage life, romance, society ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: emotional, bleak, touching, melancholic, intense ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
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Style: touching, realistic, harsh, emotional, stylized ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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