Movies like A Long Goodbye

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A Long Goodbye (1971)
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A Long Goodbye (1971)
Original name: Долгие проводы
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single woman has put all her efforts into raising her only son, Sasha. When Sasha grows up to become a teenager, she thinks that she can have some time for herself, so she responds to the courtship of Nikolai Sergeyevich. One summer, Sasha goes to visit his real father in Novosibirsk, on the other side of the country. When he returns, his mother notices that Sasha has changed. She secretly reads a letter sent to Sasha from his father and finds out that Sasha doesn’t want to live with her any longer. She doesn’t have enough wisdom to understand this desire on someone else’s part. Sasha is shown to have a more delicate and understanding nature than his mother, for when he realizes that she is suffering because of his wish to leave, even though he is tired of her nagging, he decides to stay.
Plot: family relations, cemetery, dating, woman, letter, divorced parents, single mother, translator, teenage boy, coming of age, seaside, absent father, domineering mother, slice of life, dilemma, mother son relationship, concert, streetcar, female director, date, overbearing mother
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, coming of age, teenage boy, teenager, teenage life, mother son relationship and youth mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Long Goodbye: Wings (1966), Sandcastle (2010), Private Life (1982), The Son of Joseph (2016), Count to 100 (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wings (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Bulgakova gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.
Style: art house, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, aviation, midlife crisis, flashback, loneliness, great patriotic war, feminism, nostalgia, school principal, wartime life, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: post world war two, 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: russia, ussr
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95%
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, gay, brother sister relationship, 17 year old, father son relationship ...
Place: new york, washington d.c.
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 6.3
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, teenage life, youth, soldier, missing person, alzheimer's disease, infidelity, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
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Private Life (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mikhail Ulyanov is the Bergmanesque protagonist of the Russian Private Life. A government-appointed factory executive, Ulyanov is reduced to quivering confusion when he is dismissed. Recovering from this blow, he decides to review and realign his ...
Plot: family relations, daughter, son, husband wife relationship, circus, loneliness, ex husband ex wife relationship, secretary, grandson, pension, senior citizen, partial female nudity ...
Place: russia
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78%
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The Son of Joseph (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man who lives with his mother and has never known his father, heads off to look for him. He finds a cynical and Machiavellian man who works as a publisher in Paris. After he attempts to kill him, he finds filial love thanks to his uncle.
Style: allegory, biblical
Plot: donkey, teenager, revenge motive, single mother, unknown father, publisher, novelist, hotel, beach, teenage boy, rat, laptop ...
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76%
 5.0
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Count to 100 (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When we meet Thomas and his mother, Anne, for the first time, they are about to run away as so often before. Now, the escape brings Thomas and Anne to a cosy provincial town. They stop their car to fill up the tank and here Thomas meets Helene, who ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious
Plot: hiding, teenage boy, violent husband, friendship, fight, risk, father, school, fall in love, haunted by the past, first love, escape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Without Witness (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In visiting his ex-wife’s apartment a man learns that she plans to remarry a scientist named Valentin Shlyakhov. In his past, the man wrote a scathing letter about Shlyakhov which greatly impacted his career. Fearing that this information will ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: family relations, remarry, letter, classical music, lie, seduction, russian, father son relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, domestic violence, family secret, parenthood ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Before the Rooster Crows (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Teenager Carmín lives in a mountainous village in the center of Puerto Rico with her tough and conservative grandmother. Her mother left for the US without her. The arrival of her father, after long years in prison, eases Carmín’s profound ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage girl, family problems, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, family relations, living with parents, love interest, life is a bitch, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: puerto rico
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72%
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The Voice (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An actress (Natalia Sayko) is faced with the job of dubbing her voice after the final version of her movie is wrapped. (All actors dub their lines for the master copy of a film.) But she is overcome by her own life-crisis that alters her plans -- ...
Plot: friendship, women, self esteem, actress, hospital, drunkenness, stress, psychological drama, film within a film
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69%
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Lenin in Paris (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 1910 lernen sich Lenin und Inès Armand in Paris kennen. Inès Armand war dorthin aus der Verbannung (Archangelsk) geflohen und gründete mit Lenin die Parteischule von Longjumeau. In Jutkevitchs Film bildet die fiktive Liebesgeschichte zwischen ...
Plot: fall in love, revolution, extramarital affair, russian abroad, lenin, french revolution, russian revolution
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69%
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The Entreaty (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Based on the poems “Aluda Ketelauri” and “The Guest and the Host” by the classic of Georgian literature Vazha Pshavela This film opens Tengiz Abuladze’s trilogy (“The Plea”, “The Wishing Tree”, “Repentance”), which discusses ...
Plot: enemy, exile, countryside, death, sacrifice, murder, guest, tradition, grave, fight, mountain, fratricide ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, russia, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
An Independent Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Russia, UK
Duration: 97 min.
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63%
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists.
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Time: 19th century, 1890s
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62%
The Unspeakable Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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53%
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53%
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52%
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Farewell (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 121 min.
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Place: russia
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51%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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50%
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 6.3
 131
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48%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
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Time: 1940s
Place: israel, palestine
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47%
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Bayo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
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47%
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Neighborhood (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.!
Style: social, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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47%