Movies like The Last Picture Show

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The Last Picture Show (1971)
 8.1
 37K
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, reflective, bleak, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: graduation, christmas, coming of age, friendship, small town, innocence lost, basketball, coach, jealousy, self discovery, american dream, funeral, americana, elopement, high school graduation, best friends, youth, friends, couple relations, dreams, holiday, love and romance, sexual exploration, hopes, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california

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Most similar movies to The Last Picture Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and serious films with plots about friendship, mentor, storytelling, runaway, relationships, life philosophy and loneliness mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Last Picture Show: Texasville (1990), Scent of a Woman (1992), Hud (1963), The Spitfire Grill (1996), Midnight Cowboy (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 2K
Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, lovers reunited, reunion, pregnancy, americana, best friends, twins, couples, small town life, family problems, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, disability, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, depression, mentor, thanksgiving, student, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, innocence lost, americana, housekeeper, rancher, ranch, redemption, small town life, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, homosexuality, homosexual, cowboy, eviction, dancer, gay slur, male bonding, shower, male prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, youth, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, social misfits, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, love, prostitute, introspection, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, americana, self discovery, homecoming, escape, hopes, obsessive quest, small town life, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 80K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, high school, coach, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 2K
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, touching ...
Plot: small town, stripper, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, social relations, family relations, human nature, young lovers, lifestyle, introspection, society ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, abortion, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family problems, lovers reunited, human nature, introspection, family relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexual, talky, cynical, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, mate swapping, friendship, college, coming of age, midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, college life, love triangle, infidelity, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, asia, vietnam, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, starting over, small town life, couple relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 5K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, gay, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, french, homosexuality, gender, adulthood ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, widow, redemption, against the odds, americana, sexism, interracial relations, hopes, outside help ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 51K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, neighbor, mate swapping, innocence lost, coming of age, guilt, infidelity, marijuana, storm, promiscuity, snow ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: rough, sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, street gang, high school, cheerleader, gang war, pregnancy, gang, gangsters, culture clash, youth, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 7K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, politics, latin, butterfly, atheist, innocence lost, civil war, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, christmas, repression, loss of son, coming of age, therapy, drowning, halloween ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, dedicated educator, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, graduation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 313K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.7
 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, psychological, tense, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family life, suburbs, couples, disintegration, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, human nature, society, parents and children, americana, small town life, couples, danger, single parent, woman in danger, social relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, self discovery, generation gap, boat, americana, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, infidelity, eviction, starting over, adulthood, human nature, youth, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, americana, lawyer, suicide, culture clash, society, urban, human nature, hopes, love and romance, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa, poland, harvard university, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, prostitution, gay sex, homosexual, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, sexuality, on the road, alienation, prostitute, fainting, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, europe, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.4
 978K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, captivating, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, virgin, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, age difference, coming of age, youth, parenthood, marital problem, cold relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%