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: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, enigmatic, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, haunted by the past, dinner party, friendship, friends, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, family problems, couples, dishonesty, introspection, reunion, family in crisis, irish, death, memory, dancing, snow, unrequited love, alcoholic, coach, singing ...
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 touching films with plots about culture clash, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, friendship and relationships mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Dead: September (1987), The Miracle (1991), Last Orders (2001), Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995), December Bride (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 problems, parents and children, human nature, family relations, couple relations, friends, siblings relations, family gatherings, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
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95%
 6.7
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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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, abandoned by mother, single father, romance, village life, friends, youth, coming of age, couples, teenage life, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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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, talky, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, last wish, infidelity, grief, war veteran, memory, life, dishonesty, couples, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: gloomy, sexual, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, couples, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, writer's life, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, romance, family relations, master and servant, society, fall in love, couples, love triangle, siblings relations, farm, single parent ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, college, reunited friends, friendship, graduation, best friends, realism, couples, society, weekend, social differences, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, homecoming, loneliness, vietnam veteran, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, coming of age, dysfunctional family, hopes, social relations, human nature, introspection, society, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: sincere, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, map, introspection, weekend, human nature, self discovery, hippie, liberal, radio, partners, couples, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, europe, usa, england, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, tense, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, innocence lost, society, soldier, family problems, wartime life, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
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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, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, drunkenness, backstage, life is a bitch, overbearing, power relations, friends, showbiz, alcohol abuse, actor's life, couples, golden years ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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, biting, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, friendship, destiny, family problems, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, hopes, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family life, family problems, family in crisis, family relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, boarding school, greek, introspection, dishonesty, couples, love affair, college, youth, self discovery, power relations, college life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, lifestyle, adulthood, parents and children, unfulfillment, graduation, poet, best friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, death in the family, society, misfit, introspection, human nature, infidelity, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: psychological, realistic, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, friends, singleness, society, lifestyle, single parent, couples, family problems, looking for love, best friends, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 4K
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, psychological, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: suicide, village, self discovery, investigation, haunted by the past, babies and infants, love and romance, dealing with death, hopes, crimes, village life, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.8
 8K
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, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, alcohol abuse, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, parents and children, rich and poor, life is a bitch, best friends, buddies, twists & turns, terminal illness ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, family in crisis, family relations, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, athlete's life, life is a bitch, siblings relations, couple relations, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friends, friendship, politics, against the odds, political unrest, love and romance, writer's life, playwright, nazi, train, toilet, railway station ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, austria, berlin germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: atmospheric, touching, captivating, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: revenge, haunted by the past, provence, uncover truth, vengeance, couple relations, buried truth, love and romance, rivalry, romance, village life, countryside ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: psychological, realistic, gloomy, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: writing, midlife crisis, painting, eavesdropping, friendship, philosophy, depression, self discovery, love and romance, hopes, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: gloomy, touching, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: marriage, family problems, dishonesty, couples, self discovery, breakup, midlife crisis, infidelity, feminism, mentally unstable, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, psychological, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, midlife crisis, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, loneliness, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: sentimental, touching, talky, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, friends, opposites attract, couples, looking for love, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sincere, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: pardon, friendship, redemption, friends, blind character, clergy, society, warden, starting over, coldhearted, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
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Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, 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: sentimental, sincere, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, christmas, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, lawyers and clients, parents separation, friends, parents and children, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, psychological, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, rave, supermarket, christmas, self discovery, twentysomething life, friends, on the road, couples, couple relations, best friend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, hopes, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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