Movies like The Beautiful Country

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The Beautiful Country (2004)
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The Beautiful Country (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, light, enigmatic, feel good, unusual plot structure, epic ...
Plot: vietnam war, loneliness, stereotypes, life philosophy, betrayal, secrets, self discovery, social differences, social misfits, society, immigrants, existentialism, poverty, blindness, racial discrimination, blind man, veteran, ship captain, hitchhiking, search for father, trailer home, mother child separation, illegal immigration, war, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, texas, saigon, california, new york, usa, asia ...

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Most similar movies to The Beautiful Country

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and melancholic films with plots about society, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, friendship, dialogue and redemption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Beautiful Country: Raggedy Man (1981), Face (2002), Green Dragon (2001), Casa de los Babys (2003), Amexicano (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: world war two, small town, friendship, mentor, secrets, adolescence, love story, crime gone awry, manipulation, parents and children, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, new jersey, usa
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100%
 6.3
 340
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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82%
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, interracial relations, friendship, self discovery, military life, translator, human nature, homecoming, culture clash, racism, military base ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Casa de los Babys (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of women, including Skipper, the wealthy young Jennifer and the domineering Nan, journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, sincere, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, politics, women, children, parenthood, loneliness, follow your dream, social differences, orphan, society, hopes, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, ireland, canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, society, immigrants, culture clash, working class, unemployment, human nature, interracial friendship, unrequited love, unlikely hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, poignant ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, immigrants, chinese, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, golden years, hopes, parents and children, human nature, love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, china, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 9K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: scenic, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, poignant ...
Plot: vietnam war, prostitute, love, poetry, culture clash, catastrophe, honest, leprosy, happy ending, women, philosophy, parallel universe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, new jersey, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 582
Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, americana, self discovery, restaurant, friendship, workplace, diner, family relations, social misfits, workplace romance, lonely ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 29K
Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: feral child, isolation, family, mental illness, disability, loneliness, secrets, childhood, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, psychologist, nude swimming ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 561
Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: melancholic, realistic, serious, feel good, splatter ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, redemption, drug addiction, introspection, drug abuse, alcoholic, yuppie, tragedy, character study, crime gone awry, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 6K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, melancholic, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, loneliness, vietnam veteran, depression, idealism, complex characters, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 43K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, self discovery, friendship, immigrants, life, professor, lawyer, jazz, immigration, existentialism, midlife crisis, life philosophy ...
Place: new york, connecticut, new jersey, michigan, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 10K
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: heartbreaking, realistic, emotional, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, holocaust survivor, survival, concentration camp, life philosophy, redemption, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, germany, poland, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, parenthood, honest, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 6K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, immigrants, loneliness, mentor, depression, suicidal, character study, elderly, society, regret, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, africa, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.2
 370
The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: stylized, inspirational, visually appealing, allegory, harsh ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, culture clash, money, school, photographer, poverty, father daughter relationship, male nudity, multiple storylines, childhood, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, mexico, latin america, new jersey, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: fishing, beautiful scenery, coming of age, self discovery, father son relationship, americana, river, brother brother relationship, wilderness, childhood, tragedy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional, bad ending ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, slave, african american, old man, distopia, manipulation, god, civil war, creativity, race, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s
Place: virginia, usa, alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love, self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, adolescence, redemption, family relations, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 822
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, teenager, adolescence, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: amusement park, friendship, mental illness, friends, buddies, social misfits, best friends, life is a bitch, betrayal, misfit, missing person, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, road trip, on the road, prison, attempted rape, character study, violence, self discovery, introspection, hitchhiking, car wash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, denver colorado, new jersey, pennsylvania, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, emotional, political, allegory ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, loss of innocence, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, death, corruption, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), communism, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, tokyo, tibet, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, friendship, coming of age, mentor, disfigurement, injustice, loneliness, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, mysterious character, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 15K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, redemption, sexy woman, panic attack, exotic dancer, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, oral sex, hopes, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Since Otar Left (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her ...
Style: touching, harsh, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, poverty, elderly, life is a bitch, protecting from truth, generation gap, human nature, society, loss of child, family problems, parents and children, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, japan, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%