Movies like The Dead 1987

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The Dead (1987)
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The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, West Germany
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: serious, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sincere, touching, gloomy, enigmatic, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: dinner party, haunted by the past, politics, self discovery, love triangle, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, friends, introspection, couple relations, friendship, family in crisis, reunion, irish, death, memory, dancing, snow, unrequited love, alcoholic, coach, song ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, london

Most similar movies to The Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about culture clash, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, drinking and friendship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Dead: The Miracle (1991), September (1987), Last Orders (2001), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995), December Bride (1991). 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, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, single father, abandoned by mother, destructive relationship, romance, village, village life, couples, betrayal, human nature, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 8K
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, clever, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, yuppie, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations, friends, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.0
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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: talky, realistic, serious, clever, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, war veteran, memory, grief, infidelity, last wish, life, on the road, buddies, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, romance, introspection, age difference, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.5
 281
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: pregnancy, single parent, romance, love triangle, siblings relations, farm, love and romance, society, family relations, master and servant, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.2
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Career Girls (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, touching, witty ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, realism, best friends, friends, introspection, couple relations, social differences, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 2K
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, hopes, french resistance, love and romance, society, family problems, life is a bitch, soldier, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, map, on the road, buddies, introspection, camping, self discovery, partners, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, england, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: talky, touching, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, infidelity, self discovery, college life, dishonesty, college, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 7K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, buddies, social misfits, couple relations, mental illness, parents and children, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 2K
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, young lovers, crumbling marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, coming of age, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, parents and children ...
Place: nebraska, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.7
 4K
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, touching ...
Plot: drunkenness, backstage, friendship, actor's life, boss and employee, lgbt, showbiz, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, friends, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.4
 11K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: painting, midlife crisis, philosophy, human nature, friendship, self discovery, extramarital affair, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 3K
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, serious, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: village, self discovery, crimes, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, social relations, babies and infants, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prom, friendship, human nature, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, buddies, mentally unstable, dealing with death, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.7
 8K
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, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, suburbs, betrayal, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 8K
Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friends, friendship, politics, writer's life, playwright, love and romance, political unrest, against the odds, nazi, train, friendship between women, border ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, austria, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, pardon, clergy, friendship, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, self discovery, friends, coldhearted, warden ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, youth, best friends, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, single parent, couple relations, working class, looking for love, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: gloomy, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: revenge, uncover truth, provence, haunted by the past, vengeance, village, countryside, romance, couple relations, village life, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 714
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, caretaker, nervous breakdown, traumatic experience, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.0
 6K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland, USA, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: serious, bleak, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: christmas, friendship, unemployment, single parent, human spirit, parents and children, fighting the system, hopes, society, family problems, life is a bitch, irish ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, sydney australia, scotland, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, couple relations, father, coming of age, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, school, village ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, christmas, friendship, supermarket, rave, couple relations, on the road, best friend, self discovery, couples, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Fire Within (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, midlife crisis, loneliness, crumbling marriage, downfall, clinic, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, redemption, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
 18K
Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dream, water, memory, writer's life, redemption, human nature, culture clash, self discovery, immolation, crisis, countryside, save the world ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: prison, writer's life, couple relations, life is a bitch, society, politics, dealing with death, journalism, survival, couples, poetry, hotel ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo
⇓ 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, serious, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: old woman, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, romance, writer's life, self discovery, novelist, parent child relationship, infidelity, artists and showbiz, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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