Movies like The Dead 1987

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The Dead
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, enigmatic, cerebral, melancholic, sentimental, psychological, meditative, sincere, reflective ...
Plot: irish, death, self discovery, memory, existentialism, love triangle, gunfight, storytelling, loneliness, dishonesty, beautiful scenery, adaptation, hopes, childhood, art, life philosophy, dialogue, love and romance, transformation, literature, dinner party, poetry, secrets, couples, culture clash ...
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 enigmatic, melancholic, realistic and serious films with plots about loneliness, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling and life philosophy mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Dead: The Night (1961), Winter Light (1963), Career Girls (1997), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995), The Flower of My Secret (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Night
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, sexual, meditative, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, relationships, existentialism, human nature, nightclub, loneliness, introspection, party, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, tokyo ...
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Winter Light
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: small town, suicide, isolation, existentialism, religion, apocalypse, god, loneliness, clergy, swedish, relationships, love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   93%
    User:   77%
 
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Career Girls
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, witty, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, reunion, realism, best friends, unlikely friendships, secrets, loneliness, drinking, life philosophy, dialogue, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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System:   87%
    User:   77%
 
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud
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, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, romance, introspection, couple relations, friendship, adultery, french, infidelity, beautiful scenery, relationships, looking for love, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, california
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System:   85%
    User:   87%
 
The Flower of My Secret
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, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: romance, obsession, suicide attempt, postmodernism, writer's life, relationships, loneliness, self discovery, writing, hospital, infidelity, writers ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
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System:   82%
    User:   83%
 
Death in Venice
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, homosexuality, hotel, art, fall in love, resort, beautiful scenery, artist, solitude, death, life & death, beach ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
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September
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, love, adultery, parents and children, relationships, guilt, depression, dialogue driven, dialogue, betrayal, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
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System:   68%
    User:   55%
 
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, cafe, marriage, crumbling marriage, food, relationships, sisters, loneliness, beautiful scenery, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
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System:   66%
    User:   63%
 
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Certified Copy
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: touching, serious, enigmatic, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: romance, art, wine, writer's life, relationships, dialogue driven, marriage, love affair, countryside, artists and showbiz, wedding anniversary, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, vienna
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    User:   75%
 
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Last Orders
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, sentimental, touching, clever ...
Plot: friendship, death, life, drinking, friends, road trip, on the road, buddies, unlikely friendships, adultery, life & death, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   61%
 
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Tully
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, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, crumbling marriage, romance, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   74%
 
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Nostalgia
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, meditative, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, culture clash, writer's life, memory, philosophy, human nature, russian, existentialism, poetry, art, self discovery, storytelling ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
Morvern Callar
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, enigmatic, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide, self discovery, on the road, couple relations, hotel, friendship, sex, death, loneliness, existentialism, life & death, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, scotland, europe, ibiza
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System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
Lamerica
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, politics, poverty, rich and poor, cons and scams, corruption, dishonesty, giant robots, greed, immigrants, hopes, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, albania, italy, tokyo, london
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System:   59%
    User:   53%
 
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Old Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, meditative, melancholic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, on the road, buddies, dog, solitude, introspection, nature, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oregon, europe, usa, london ...
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Taste of Cherry
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: suicide, existentialism, on the road, loneliness, life, new wave, dialogue, soldier, relationships, obsessive quest, life & death, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran iran
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System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
Manon of the Spring
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: atmospheric, touching, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, uncover truth, french, tragedy, haunted by the past, village, life & death, greed, loneliness, countryside, mentor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
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Maborosi
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, reflective, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: self discovery, suicide, death, drinking, memory, loneliness, art, crimes, village, life & death, life philosophy, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, europe, venice ...
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System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
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Faces
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, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
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The Sacrifice
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: sacrifice, insanity, human nature, existentialism, life & death, religion, apocalypse, god, russian, art, magic realism, storytelling ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
The Winter Guest
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: bleak, talky, touching, serious, reflective ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dealing with death, life & death, adolescence, loneliness, existentialism, starting over, fantasy world, small town, human nature, solitude, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
Letters to Father Jacob
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, serious, gloomy, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, blindness, finnish, clergy, storytelling, starting over, male nudity, childhood, life & death, crime gone awry, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, finland
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System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
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The Eel
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: serious, melancholic, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: redemption, obsession, murder, guilt, adultery, prison, village, pets, suicide attempt, drinking, marriage, death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
The Fire Within
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, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: loneliness, addiction, suicide, existentialism, dysfunctional family, drinking, depression, french, crumbling marriage, downfall, rehabilitation, clinic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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System:   49%
    User:   43%
 
The Designated Mourner
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, biting, serious, bleak, intellectual ...
Plot: poetry, writer's life, hotel, storytelling, pornography, loneliness, male nudity, death, couple relations, writers, brutality, prison ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
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Not Yet
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by ...
Style: emotional, serious, melancholic, reflective, meditative ...
Plot: samurai, teacher, death, family relations, fascism, golden years, mentor, life & death, loneliness, relationships, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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Another Woman
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, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, friendship, adultery, marriage, writing, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, relationships, character study, life, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
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Ponette
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A four-year-old girl must come to terms with the loss of her mother and the reality of death in this award-winning French drama. Little Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) is riding in a car with her mother when they're involved in a serious accident; ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, death, children, dealing with death, friendship, childhood, school, imagination, adolescence, hopes, mentor, bereavement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, tokyo, kindergarten
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
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Plenty
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, wartime, hopes, love and romance, society, loneliness, family problems, life is a bitch, british, soldier, dialogue, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france
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System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
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Reprise
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, writer's life, writers, relationships, unlikely friendships, mentor, road not taken, complex characters, pornography, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, hawaii, paris france
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System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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