Movies like The Dead 1987

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The Dead (1987)
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The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday dinner party (circa 1904), things begin to unravel when a husband and wife address some prickly issues concerning their marriage. The movie stars Huston's daughter, Anjelica, and was scripted by his son, Tony.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, enigmatic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, haunted by the past, dublin ireland, dinner party, friendship, friends, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, family problems, couples, dishonesty, introspection, reunion, family in crisis, bittersweet, irish, death, memory, dancing, snow, unrequited love, past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, london

Most similar movies to The Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about couples, friendship, love and romance, bittersweet, couple relations, introspection and catastrophe mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Dead: The Miracle (1991), Last Orders (2001), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995), September (1987), Old Joy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Miracle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: mother son incest, friendship, incestuous kiss, abandoned by mother, single father, obsession, destructive relationship, love and romance, youth, betrayal, coming of age, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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95%
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, life, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, introspection, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.5
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September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, couples, adultery, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.8
 6K
Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, on the road, hopes, partners, buddies, self discovery, couple relations, human nature, liberal, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 279
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, hopes, rehabilitation, family problems, couples, love and romance, athlete's life, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, reunion, couples, adulthood, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, family problems, artist, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, political unrest, couples, starting over, introspection, hopes, love triangle, state affairs, society, lovers reunited, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 50s, 80s ...
Place: new york, russia, europe, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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December Bride (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: pregnancy, couples, single parent, romance, master and servant, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations, farm, bittersweet, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, womanizer, lifestyle, opposites attract, introspection, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, village, hopes, arranged marriage, self discovery, museum, couples, social relations, youth, love and romance, babies and infants, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Tara Road (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two grieving women - Ria, a Dublin mom whose husband discloses he's in love with a woman already pregnant, and Marilyn, a Connecticut Yankee who's son has died - swap houses for a couple months. Marilyn finds solace in Ria's garden ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: divorce, starting over, introspection, family problems, estrangement, crumbling marriage, love and romance, friendship, infidelity, destiny, betrayal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, ireland, europe, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: talky, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: reunion, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, twentysomething life, desert, love triangle, love and romance, bittersweet, best friends, friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: touching, psychological, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, couples, couple relations, love affair, introspection, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 21K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, pastor, winter, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, dishonesty, love and romance, hopes, youth, college, college life, self discovery, love affair, teachers and students, boarding school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, human nature, love affair, introspection, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Speak Like a Child (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Speak Like a Child, the feature film debut of documentary director John Akomfrah, explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children's home on the Northumbrian coast. The desolate ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, bisexual, coming of age, haunted by the past, pregnancy, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, orphan, best friends, reunion, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kings (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the mid 1970s a group of young men leave the Connemara Gaeltacht, bound for London and filled with ambition for a better life. After thirty years, they meet again at the funeral of their youngest friend, Jackie. The film intersperses flashbacks ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: alcohol abuse, society, friends, introspection, friendship, bar, reunion, dealing with death, buddies, death, drunkenness, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, writers, party, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, parents and children, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, los angeles, europe, usa, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 9K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, society, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: pardon, friendship, redemption, starting over, self discovery, hopes, society, clergy, warden, blind character, remorse, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, world war two, friendship, drunkenness, backstage, makeover, boss and employee, showbiz, couple relations, overbearing, friends, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 2K
Lamerica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Fiore, an Italian conman, arrives in post Communist Albania with Gino, his young apprentice, to set up a shoe factory that will never open. The con requires a native Albanian, so they designate Spiro, an impoverished and confused former political ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, politics, dishonesty, hopes, power relations, rich and poor, cons and scams, against the odds, bittersweet, poverty, corruption, post cold war ...
Time: 90s
Place: albania, europe, italy, tokyo, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 769
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, couple relations, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, introspection, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 3K
Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, psychological, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: french resistance, world war two, crumbling marriage, love and romance, soldier, innocence lost, wartime life, homecoming, haunted by the past, introspection, society, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 727
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, haunted by the past, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, friendship, redemption, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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