Movies like Closed for Winter

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Closed for Winter (2009)
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Closed for Winter (2009)
Original name: Closed For Winter
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, touching, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: missing child, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, sister sister relationship, journey, secret, redemption, love, friendship, society, liberation, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia

Most similar movies to Closed for Winter

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, redemption, haunted by the past and female director mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Closed for Winter: Three Dollars (2005), Hide Away (2011), Traces of Sandalwood (2014), Summer (2008), Two Gates of Sleep (2010). 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, sentimental, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, couple relations, family problems, academy, couples, hopes, redemption, moral dilemma, family relations, love triangle, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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95%
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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, emotional, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, society, golden years, elderly, bittersweet, friends, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, forceful separation, family relations, haunted by the past, reunion, actor's life, sibling relationship, hopes, love, society, siblings relations, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, india, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 983
Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Shaun and Daz are vibrant kids, wasted by their experience of education. All they have is friendship and Shaun's first love Katy. From the moment Shaun steps into our world he is bound to lose. Labeled as a violent bully he destroys himself and ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, self discovery, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, misfit, hopes, disability, friends, father son relationship, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, last wish, family relations, hopes, introspection, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, death of mother, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, guru, life is a bitch, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, society, clergy, religions or cults, church, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, unfulfillment, on the road, tragic love, life is a bitch, ethnic conflict, self discovery, journey, thesis, society, strong female presence, world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, estrangement, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 550
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: youth, redemption, reach out, juvenile delinquency, power relations, human spirit, society, hopes, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, self discovery, introspection, strong female presence, love, mother, sister sister relationship, motherhood, dying mother, parenthood, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 455
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 638
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, family, adoption, religions or cults, redemption, parents and children, hopes, reunion, society, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 23
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: serious, realistic, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, addiction, redemption, dedicated educator, hopes, youth, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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String (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
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Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Going Away (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
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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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 1K
Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 1K
Villa Amalia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 568
Lost and Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his young son goes missing, Lei (Andy Lau) begins a 14-year quest to find him.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, crimes, escapades, on the road, family problems, kidnapping, female director, search
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 874
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, psychological, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: serbia, switzerland, europe, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, idealism, school, dysfunctional family, youth, society, hopes, fall in love, midlife crisis, female director, aborigine, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, poland, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 748
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, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, brunette ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, elderly, hopes, mental illness, self discovery, starting over, golden years, bittersweet, alzheimer's disease, painting, teacher student relationship, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 147
Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, haunted by the past, introspection, friendship, youth, elderly, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 148
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
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, love, addiction, widower, drug dealer, heroine, exorcism, drug overdose, pregnancy, stillbirth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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36%