Movies like July Rain

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July Rain (1967)
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July Rain (1967)
Original name: Июльский дождь
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman is forced to examine the emptiness of her life in this stark drama from the Soviet Union. Lena (Yevgenya Uralova) is a woman in her late twenties who loves her boyfriend (Aleksandr Belyavsky) but in time comes to see that their relationship serves no useful function. What's more, she sees that her friends are for the most part empty-headed lackeys, causing her to wonder just what is the point of her life.
Style: semi documentary, intellectual
Plot: summer, singing, song, artist, translator, realism, rain, guitar, red army, widow, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, emptiness, existentialism, frustration, solitude, free spirit, melancholy, identity crisis, picnic, friend, idealism, loss of father, identity, telephone call ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia

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Most similar movies to July Rain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and visually appealing films with plots about loneliness, mother daughter relationship, friend, friendship, melancholy, drinking alcohol and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like July Rain: Infinity (1992), Women in the Mirror (2002), You and Me (1971), Fathers (1989), Incident Light (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Infinity (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 206 min.
Story: To dispel his obsession with death, Prokhorov decides to travel, with no luggage and no destination. He finds himself in the little town where he grew up, but finds no solace there because he has to face death.
Plot: doppelganger, russian history, existentialism, time, mortician, guitar, river, surrealism, water, mother, baby, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, year 1900, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: soviet union
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95%
Women in the Mirror (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three women who share memories of the Hiroshima disaster try to uncover the hidden family ties that may or may not bind them together.
Plot: amnesia, widow, mother daughter relationship, memory loss, dna testing, identity crisis, child murder, lipstick, hospital, broken mirror, shadow, little girl ...
Place: hiroshima japan
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59%
 7.2
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You and Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurosurgeon returns back to the USSR from Sweden and has to deal with rejection - both at work and at home.
Plot: ice hockey, female director, circus, neurosurgeon, train, crisis of conscience, embassy, doctor, surgeon
Place: siberia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 10
Fathers (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The film takes place in the first half of the 1960s. The protagonist of the picture is a young worker of the apparatus, Vladimir Novikov, a charming, educated, energetic person - a thriving functionary. Novikov has a young sweetheart - student ...
Plot: revenge, death, murder, father, taxi driver, student, leadership, worker, construction site
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: soviet union, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 302
Incident Light (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Uruguay
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this poignant period drama set in 1960s Argentina, a young woman, struggling to raise her twin daughters alone after the tragic death of her husband, accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious older suitor.
Plot: jazz, love, wedding, single mother, mother daughter relationship, singing, jazz music, playing guitar, loss of husband, death of husband, loss of brother, swinger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Men and Beasts (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The story of a man who fought in WW2, was captured by the Nazis and put into different concentration camps, witnessed much cruelty, after his liberation fate took him to Argentina, to work for a German landowner and his Russian wife, then he goes to ...
Plot: corruption, concentration camp, capitalism, nazism, mother daughter relationship, road trip, car accident, red army, homeland, drugs, chauffeur, drunkenness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, argentina, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Second Circle (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to come to terms with his father's death and to deal with the mundane details of his burial in a society cut off from spirituality.
Plot: death, snow, coffin, loss of father
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, surreal, absurd, lyrical ...
Plot: journalist, nun, high society, artist, aging, party, writer's life, introspection, old love, writers, art, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: pistol, gun, son, daughter, loneliness, ex husband ex wife relationship, pension, grandson, circus, secretary, partial female nudity, senior citizen ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
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Uncle Vanya (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrei Konchalovsky’s Uncle Vanya surely has the greatest claim as the best screen adaptation of a Chekhov play. Featuring brooding and articulate performances, especially from Sergei Bondarchuk as Doctor Astrov and gorgeous cinematography that ...
Style: suspense
Plot: love, destiny, faith, middle aged man, drinking alcohol, professor, doctor, countryside, frustration, middle aged, relatives, remarry ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Golfstrim (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Plot: schoolgirl, youth, friend, neighbor, teenager, blind girl, schoolboy
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally meets and befriends worker Sergei, who works on a ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, apple, friends, youth, society, working class, social differences, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, violin, movie theatre, playing violin ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Angela's Decision (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Living in the middle of Australia's desolate landscape, Angela has been waiting all her life. Waiting for her boyfriend to return from the army and marry her, waiting for her mother to sober up, waiting for her life to begin. On the return of ...
Style: social
Plot: hopes, small town, mother daughter relationship, army, friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
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Triangle (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The movie tells the life story and friendship of five blacksmiths in town of Leninakan during the war and the years preceding it - as told by the son of one of the blacksmiths.
Plot: armenian, soldier, world war two, friend, friendship
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
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Monologue (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home and stays with him for a period, leaving her daughter with him. ...
Plot: teenager, family relations, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, scientist, grandfather granddaughter relationship, loneliness
Time: 70s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 41K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: jazz, friendship, self discovery, immigrants, loneliness, professor, lawyer, arrest, deportation, immigration, friends, reluctant ...
Place: michigan, new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, senegal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 1K
Yearning (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.
Plot: family relations, widow, grocery store, unrequited love, fight, police station, bar, train, brother in law, motorcycle, telephone call, drunk ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 11
Nautilus (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This life period of the main character Felix (L. Lutvinsky) coincides with rather complicated period of country history Chernenko dies, Gorbachev succeeds him, then Ligachev criticizes Eltsin, county is reined by deficit, backstairs influence, ...
Plot: engineer, janitor, militia, friend, death of brother, afghanistan veteran, tv set, father, brother sister relationship, family relations
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Confession (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Story: The Confession (1990) survives in Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992) in its original camera negative. It remained unfinished due to the death of Sergei Parajanov. The Confession (1990) was his favorite screenplay, which was written in the 1960s and ...
Plot: genius, gulag, prison, confession, kgb
Place: russia, ukraine, armenia, caucasus, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Painting Sellers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A film by Juho Kuosmanen.
Style: road movie
Plot: drinking, painting, young man, friendship, money problems, friend, mother daughter relationship, youth, salesman, winter, realism, driver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Three Days of Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.
Style: touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marital discord, desperation, false accusation, mother daughter relationship, drugs, coworker relationship, widow, abusive father, storm, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, depression, brother sister relationship, bridge, pickup truck, coming of age, construction site, infidelity, ukulele, male female relationship, sunbathing, car wash ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lessons at the End of Spring (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young boy loses his innocence in a pre-perestroika Russian prison during the chaotic last months of the Khrushchev regime.
Plot: prison, loss of innocence, detention, nudity (full frontal - brief), shower, teenager
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is Sokurov's feature film debut and is based on the novel The River Potudan by Andrei Platonov. It's a story about the lives of people in the Russian countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. The film was completed in 1979 ...
Plot: civil war, archive footage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loneliness, man-woman relation, wife husband relationship
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Winter Guest (1997)
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: talky, bleak, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, winter, parents and children, small town life, introspection, human nature, small town, profanity, social relations, supportive parent, family relations, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 2K
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: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, midlife crisis, military, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, fish out of water, wartime life, culture clash, obsession, high school, post world war two, nostalgia ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 23K
Nostalgia (1983)
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, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, couples, cliche, unfulfilled love, countryside, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, melancholy, loneliness, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.
Plot: child, stalinism, totalitarian state, militia, childhood flashback, memory, childhood, provincial life, multiple time frames, suicide attempt, police officer, storyteller ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The First Teacher (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dyuishen is assigned to the mountainous Kirghiz region of Central Asia by the Young Communist League after he is discharged from the Red Army. It is 1923 and the Civil war has ended. The former soldier becomes a teacher, bringing the Leninist ...
Plot: forced marriage, teacher, river, female nudity, children, sheep, bare breasts, arranged marriage, school, communist, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%