Movies like Manglehorn

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Manglehorn (2014)
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 7K
Manglehorn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day. But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big ‘job’. He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: cat, small town, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, aging, golden years, hopes, father son relationship, loneliness, locksmith, earthquake, surgery, veterinarian, safe, dating, locked in, mime, bespectacled male, bank clerk, man with glasses
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and touching films with plots about hopes, family relations, elderly, small town, introspection, starting over and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Manglehorn: Hide Away (2011), The Last Rites of Joe May (2011), The Citizen (2012), Redwood Highway (2013), A Master Builder (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, aging, family relations, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, single parent, friends, elderly, domestic violence, hustler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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57%
 7.0
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, immigrants, society, lottery, 9/11, hopes, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, haunted by the past, introspection, family relations, estrangement, escapades, parents and children, redemption, hopes, strong female presence, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, aging, couples, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, golden years, couple relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, haunted by the past, starting over, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, warden, parole officer, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Wishing Well (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widower, Mark Jansen, owns and runs the local newspaper for the Midwest town he grew up in. As he struggles to make ends meet, his daughter takes his happiness into her hands by going down to the famous wishing well their little town is known for, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, journalism, introspection, fish out of water, wish come true, family, hopes, starting over, elderly, newspaper, money problems, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 112
Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: workplace, hopes, society, immigrants, workplace situations, starting over, realism, poverty, new life, haunted by the past, plantation, strike ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 493
Max Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An ageing jazz pianist learns something about his wife of 65 years, leading him to question their life together.
Style: realistic, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, introspection, jazz, elderly, flashback sequence, memory, death of wife, friendship, dishonesty, dealing with death, widower, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 178
Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, drugs/alcohol, hopes, dysfunctional family, aging, love, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 298
Anita B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 488
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 2K
10 to 11 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
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Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 278
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, contemplative ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.8
 28
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 857
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Duration: 67 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 585
The Salesman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: With an enthralling central performance by Gilbert Sicotte, this masterful debut feature examines the life of the top car salesman in a fading Quebec town as events challenge the 67-year-old’s sense of identity and the meaning of life at the most ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, working class, aging, retiring, small town, workplace situations, elderly, bittersweet, small town life, humble, society, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: college, redemption, family relations, homecoming, college life, life is a bitch, starting over, social relations, small town, bittersweet, mother son relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 191
The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 3K
Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%