Movies like Closed for Winter

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Closed for Winter (2009)
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Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An emotional and poetic story of Elise, a beautiful young woman haunted by a tragic event in her youth. As Elise attempts to piece together the mystery of her sister's disappearance at the beach, twenty years before when both were children, she must face dark family secrets that have remained unspoken. As the past is revealed, Elise at last finds the courage to begin to live.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: missing child, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, sister sister relationship, journey, redemption, secret, love, friendship, society, liberation, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, society, self discovery, friendship, female director, family relations and haunted by the past mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Closed for Winter: Three Dollars (2005), Traces of Sandalwood (2014), Hide Away (2011), Two Gates of Sleep (2010), Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Three Dollars (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Eddie is a principled man, with a wife, a daughter and a mortgage and leads a seemingly stable and happy life as a government land assessor. Yet when the forces of economic and social change threaten this, he realises just how fragile his reality ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, self discovery, redemption, couples, hopes, family relations, moral dilemma, love, love triangle, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Traces of Sandalwood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, India, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can't forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother's death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, forceful separation, haunted by the past, actor's life, sibling relationship, hopes, love, society, track down, siblings relations, foster child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, india
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, small town, haunted by the past, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, introspection, last wish, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, family problems, society, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, religions or cults, guru, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, starting over, couples, society, friends, best friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: on the road, haunted by the past, tragic love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, journey, ethnic conflict, self discovery, society, strong female presence, black market, world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, society, clergy, church, religions or cults, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, innocence lost, siblings relations, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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77%
Little Sparrows (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who is yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, self discovery, introspection, strong female presence, mother, love, dying mother, sister sister relationship, motherhood, christmas, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Lost Coast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Director/screenwriter Gabriel Fleming (One Thousand Years) explores the subtleties of loneliness, friendship, and sexuality with this tale of two high school friends who are forced to face their unspoken sexual history while wandering the streets of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy
Plot: forest, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, lifestyle, friends, lgbt, hopes, gay best friend, wilderness, camping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, buddies, estrangement, hopes, redemption, friends, bittersweet, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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72%
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Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, love triangle, addiction, redemption, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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String (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Shankar Singh and his wife, Meera, live in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India along with widowed paternal grandmother, Laxmibai, his mom, Gowri, and dad, Randhir. The family feel that they are blessed after Meera's entry in this family. Shankar must go ...
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Tales (2014)
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Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
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Going Away (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, love, weekend, loneliness, loan shark, family problems, dysfunctional family, restaurant, map, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Alex, who, with the help of his charismatic grandfather, embarks on a journey in search of his real self.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: birthday, hopes, on the road, self discovery, immigrants, fall in love, grandfather grandson relationship, communism, emigration, in-laws, free spirited, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, hopes, introspection, disorder, gender, sexuality, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch, discrimination, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, albania
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66%
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Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, society, change of luck, hopes, alcohol abuse, youth, confronting the past, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, troubled past, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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65%
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Villa Amalia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ann leaves Thomas and everything else behind when she catches him kissing another woman. With her music and help from Georges, she begins a journey to find herself.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, self discovery, hopes, musician's life, friendship, redemption, dysfunctional couple, deception, male female relationship, father daughter reunion, new life, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, france, brittany, paris france ...
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65%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: farm, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, coming of age, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, memory, tobacco, smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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64%
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Fraulein (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ruža left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, self discovery, longing, friends, immigrants, society, job seeking, secret, strong female presence, bittersweet, feminism, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, serbia, europe, sarajevo
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64%
I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, hopes, elderly, starting over, mental illness, self discovery, golden years, bittersweet, alzheimer's disease, painting, intergenerational friendship, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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63%
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His Wife (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gracie, a young Tamil woman living near Madras, has been having behavioural disorders since the day she was married. The memory of her French friend Catherine, who died in unresolved circumstances, seems to be haunting her. Catherine's grieving ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Something Is Killing Tate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Days before his birthday and weeks before his wedding, Tate Bradley, a twenty-five year old, African-American man attempts to commit suicide. He survives the ordeal, but from his actions, it is obvious that "Something is Killing Tate." The ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, hopes, interracial relations, childhood trauma, curses spells and rituals, relationship problems, african american, suicide attempt, suicide, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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62%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, hopes, social relations, fish out of water, workplace situations, village, society, life is a bitch, workplace, misfit, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love, self discovery, couples, friendship, fall in love, supportive spouse, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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62%
Around the Block (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Aboriginal boy is torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: urban ghetto, school, dysfunctional family, idealism, youth, hopes, society, fall in love, midlife crisis, revenge, actor, aborigine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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61%