Movies like Private Life

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Private Life (1982)
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Private Life
Original name: Chastnaya zhizn
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mikhail Ulyanov is the Bergmanesque protagonist of the Russian Private Life. A government-appointed factory executive, Ulyanov is reduced to quivering confusion when he is dismissed. Recovering from this blow, he decides to review and realign his life. In so doing, he discovers that there's plenty left in the world to make life worth living. Private Life was nominated for the "best foreign picture" Academy Award in 1983.
Plot: pension, grandson, circus, ex husband ex wife relationship, loneliness, daughter, son, partial female nudity, secretary, pistol, husband wife relationship
Place: russia
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Days of Wine and Roses
Drama
USA
117 min.
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On Golden Pond
Drama
UK, USA
109 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and melancholic films with plots about husband wife relationship, loneliness, drinking, culture clash, life philosophy, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Private Life: Family Circle (1980), The Crown Jewels (2011), The Lonely Voice of Man (1987), On Golden Pond (1981), Days of Wine and Roses (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Family Circle
Genre: Drama
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Plot: restaurant, student, secretary, judge, daughter, children, single woman, loneliness, engineer, son, ex husband, groom ...
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Duration: 120 min.
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    User:   57%
 
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    User:   45%
 
The Optimists of Nine Elms
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Father and Son
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    User:   40%
 
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8?
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    User:   32%
 
Bag Full of Hearts
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Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
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    User:   25%
 
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
Seize the Day
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Country: USA
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    User:   26%
 
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
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    User:   22%
 
 7.7
 15K
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   25%
    User:   23%
 
Three Brothers
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, farm, introspection, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, death, funeral, mafia, terrorism, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 

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