Movies like The Last Picture Show

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The Last Picture Show
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, sentimental, serious, reflective, bleak, melancholic, captivating, talky, sexual, dramatic ...
Plot: innocence lost, coming of age, small town, friendship, mentor, high school, depression, teenager, virginity, death, graduation, loneliness, adolescence, character study, sexuality, coming-of-age, introspection, self discovery, runaway, nudity (topless - notable), drinking, relationships, childhood, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, california, mexico, oklahoma
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Olive Kitteridge
Drama
USA
239 min.
 8.3
Hud
Drama
USA
112 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to The Last Picture Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, talky and serious films with plots about runaway, mentor, loneliness, relationships, friendship, unlikely friendships and drinking mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like The Last Picture Show: Texasville (1990), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Blue Car (2002), Hud (1963), Goodbye Solo (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Texasville
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: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, depression, human nature, family, greed, prejudice, relationships, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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System:   95%
    User:   78%
 
Midnight Cowboy
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: disturbing, realistic, sexual, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, dreams, loneliness, prostitution, sexuality, prostitute, drinking, fish out of water, hotel, small town, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
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    User:   28%
 
 6.7
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Blue Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, school, hospital, writer's life, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), poetry, teacher, loneliness, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
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 7.9
 17K
Hud
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, serious ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, redemption, loneliness, drinking, morality, corruption, father son relationship, human nature, guilt, character study, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
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    User:   26%
 
 7.4
 5K
Goodbye Solo
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, suicide, aging, loneliness, character study, taxi, depression, interracial relations, mentor, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
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    User:   24%
 
Carnal Knowledge
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: talky, sexual, cynical, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: college, friendship, romance, coming of age, sex, friends, depression, fall in love, relationships, male nudity, women, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york, california
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Five Easy Pieces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, road movie, intellectual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, working class, rebellion, on the road, rebelliousness, existentialism, hitchhiker, social misfits, character study, obsession, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, southern california
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    User:   32%
 
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 6.4
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Whatever
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, school, drugs, high school, coming-of-age, adolescence, drinking, parents and children, pornography, runaway ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
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System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
 6.5
 14K
Margaret
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, virginity, drugs/alcohol, relationships, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, character study, drinking, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
Rambling Rose
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: sexual, sexy, erotic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, dysfunctional family, sexuality, master and servant, self discovery, romance, teenager, hospital, secrets, small town, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: georgia, usa, california
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System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
 7.0
 704
Our Song
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, bleak, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teenager, music band, adolescence, coming-of-age, relationships, pregnancy, teenagers, neo realism, runaway ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
The Trip to Bountiful
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: small town, redemption, bus, human nature, self discovery, road trip, loneliness, childhood, parents and children, aging, drinking, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
 6.2
 24K
Palo Alto
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, small town, drugs, teenagers, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, adolescence, coming-of-age, drinking, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
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The Ice Storm
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, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, adolescence, parenthood, guilt, adultery, sexuality, drinking, existentialism, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
 7.5
 5K
Wild Reeds
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, sexual, reflective, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, boarding school, friendship, french, homosexuality, teenager, virginity, sexuality, love triangle, adolescence, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
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System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
 7.0
 11K
Towelhead
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, racism, sexuality, child abuse, gulf war, virginity, small town, sex, strong sexual content, adolescence, coming-of-age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, california, houston texas
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System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
 7.4
 2K
Tully
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, serious, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, crumbling marriage, romance, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
12 and Holding
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, serious, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, vengeance, adoption, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, death, prison, revenge, hospital, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
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Fat City
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, boxing, sport, loneliness, athlete's life, working class, character study, relationships, dialogue, underdog, greed, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
The Dreamlife of Angels
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, obsession, working class, depression, hospital, coma, unlikely friendships, loneliness, relationships, pornography, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
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System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
 7.7
 8K
The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
 8.0
 80K
Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, depression, tragedy, loneliness, life, small town life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, california, maine
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System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
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 7.4
 152K
Mud
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence, childhood, obsession, boat, teenager, coming-of-age, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
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System:   22%
    User:   19%
 
The Night of the Iguana
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: sexual, serious, psychological, talky, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, mental illness, redemption, drinking, church, death, loneliness, clergy, human nature, self discovery, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, tennessee, virginia, usa ...
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System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, dysfunctional family, friendship, culture clash, father daughter relationship, relationships, family drama, single parent, family, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   21%
    User:   21%
 
 7.5
 5K
Passion Fish
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: clever, talky, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, disability, folk, human nature, self discovery, small town, relationships, unlikely friendships, loneliness, redemption, urban, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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System:   21%
    User:   24%
 
 7.3
 13K
Scarecrow
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, on the road, buddies, drifter, character study, prison, introspection, crime gone awry, self discovery, dreams, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, new jersey, pittsburgh, california, denver colorado
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System:   21%
    User:   25%
 

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 7.2
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Career Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, reunion, realism, best friends, unlikely friendships, secrets, loneliness, drinking, life philosophy, dialogue, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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System:   21%
    User:   23%
 
 7.9
 307K
Boyhood
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, sincere, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, teenager, family, drinking, life, coming-of-age, adolescence, parenthood, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2002 ...
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas
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System:   21%
    User:   22%
 
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