Movies like Manglehorn

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Manglehorn (2014)
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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, magic, earthquake, surgery, veterinarian, safe, dating, watermelon, road accident, locked in, mime, bitterness, bespectacled male, apology, bank clerk ...
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, touching and captivating films with plots about hopes, elderly, family relations, small town, haunted by the past, society and golden years mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Manglehorn: Hide Away (2011), The Last Rites of Joe May (2011), A Master Builder (2013), The Citizen (2012), Two Men in Town (2014). 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, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, family relations, aging, 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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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, disorder, life turned upside down, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, warden, parole officer, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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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, strike, plantation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
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47%
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, journalism, introspection, fish out of water, wish come true, starting over, hopes, family, elderly, newspaper, money problems, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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46%
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
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46%
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Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, mysterious stranger, college, friendship, rise to the top, society, alcoholic, lifestyle change, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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45%
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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, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: aging, introspection, jazz, elderly, memory, flashback sequence, death of wife, friendship, dishonesty, dealing with death, pianist, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 846
Found Memories (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking bread; each morning she stacks her rolls as Antonio prepares the coffee. The two share a morning ritual of arguments and insults, followed by an ...
Style: stylized, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, aging, golden years, social relations, village life, haunted by the past, priest, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), old woman, small town, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, death in the family, gender, bittersweet, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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39%
 5.9
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Anita B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After World War II, Anita, a young survivor of Auschwitz, becomes involved in an intense and passionate affair that almost shatters her until she gains the strength to start a new life.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: love affair, starting over, haunted by the past, small town, youth, hopes, adoption, family relations, auschwitz, teenage love, post war, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, drugs/alcohol, aging, dysfunctional family, hopes, love, siblings relations, couples, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: contemplative, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
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Genre: Drama
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