10 best movies like The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

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Movies similar to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019): Ayka, Van Goghs, Capernaum, The Wild Fields, The Fool, 12 Years a Slave, Fish Tank, Eden Lake, Evil, The United States of Leland.

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Ayka (2019)
Mark3.8 (imdb: 7)
CharactersPoor, Dogs
PlaceMoscow, Russia

A young Asian immigrant worker in Moscow tried to track down her baby, whom she abandoned at the hospital.

Van Goghs (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.4)
CharactersParents, Family, Artists

Mark Ginzburg is a talented artist who is always depressed. He's 52, but personal and professional success has escaped him. Many years ago, Mark moved from his native Riga to Tel Aviv to get away from his oppressive father, Viktor, who still supports him financially. Victor Ginzburg is a famous conductor. His work is his life. He never cared about Mark's feelings and tried to mold his son in his own image. Their highs and lows turned long ago into a love-hate relationship. More hate than love. Father calls his son by his childhood nickname Birdie, which infuriates the son. Son calls his father Your Majesty, which infuriates the father. After Viktor is diagnosed with a fatal illness, the father and son set off on a difficult journey that leads from hate to love.

Capernaum (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
CharactersPoor, Childrens, Large families
StyleTo cry

Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.

The Wild Fields (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceSmall cities

The protagonist, Herman has to come back to his native Donbass after years spent away. He has to look into the case of his brother’s sudden disappearance. Herman meets real and unreal characters, his childhood friends and the local mafia. And suddenly, to his own surprise, he decides to stay in his native town with people who love and believe him and need his defense.

The Fool (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
CharactersPoor, Family, Plumbers, Heroes
PlaceRussia, Hostel
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, To cry

The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Musicians
PlotAbduction, Slavery, Love, Death, Freedom
PlaceUSA, New York

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Fish Tank (2009)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.3)
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands

Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Eden Lake (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDifficult teens
PlaceForest, Lake
StyleDepressive, Heavy, To cry

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

Evil (2003)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
CountrySweden, Denmark

Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. In fact already Erik frequently receives a ‘good’ thrashing at the hands of his sadistic stepfather – so he is packed off by his mother to boardingschool

The United States of Leland (2003)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, crime

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to write about Leland's case. Meanwhile, others affected by the murder, including Becky and her sister, Julie, must contend with their own problems.

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The Hole (2001)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSurvival, Hunger, Obsession

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

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