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The Long Day Closes (1992)
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The Long Day Closes (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local 'picture-house'. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school, but Bud is the centre of attention both from the camera's angle and from his doting family.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative, semi autobiographical
Plot: family relations, school, coming of age, youth, self discovery, family life, against the odds, artists and showbiz, society, human nature, filmmaking, working class, siblings relations, homecoming, solace, corporal punishment, loneliness, lgbt, nostalgia, christmas, gay, teacher, religion, snow, church ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, liverpool

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Most similar movies to The Long Day Closes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, society, parents and children, coming of age, teenage life and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like The Long Day Closes: Aglaya (2012), My Childhood (1972), A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), Prince William (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Aglaya (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: circus, self discovery, dysfunctional family, performer's life, desire for fame, ambition, family relations, eccentric family, artists and showbiz, parents and children, family problems, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: hungary
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My Childhood (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, working class, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, wartime life, family life, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, society, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom
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90%
A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: coming of age, family relations, prodigy, gang, youth, society, immigrants, teenage life, wartime life, siblings relations, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious, anthology ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, working class, family problems, hypocrisy, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 40s
Place: england, liverpool, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, controversial, realistic
Plot: royal family, teenage life, lifestyle, state affairs, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, paparazzi, coming of age, prince ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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77%
 6.5
 402
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, going straight, youth, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 804
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, family problems, society, americana, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
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72%
Porto of My Childhood (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Manoel de Oliveira's autobiographical documentary about returning to his hometown.
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, semi documentary, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, city life, introspection, social relations, filmmaking, society, first love, memoir, artists and showbiz, urban, bittersweet, archive footage ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, contemporary, 30s, 21st century ...
Place: portugal, europe
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68%
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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly, coming of age, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
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67%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My American Cousin (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: My American Cousin is a Canadian drama film, released in 1985. Written and directed by Sandy Wilson based on her own childhood, the film stars Margaret Langrick as Sandy Wilcox, a pre-teen girl growing up on a ranch in rural Penticton, British ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage life, forbidden love, siblings relations, innocence lost, family life, single parent, love and romance, youth, high school life, eccentric family ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: canada, usa, california, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.5
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My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: bleak, sincere, gloomy, offbeat, touching ...
Plot: autobiography, child neglect, family problems, family life, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, down on your luck, mental illness, parents and children, realism, boarding school ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, love affair, romance, fall in love, feminism, friendship, family relations, couples, society, female friendship, working class ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england, britain, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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My Way Home (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemanding companionship ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere, gloomy
Plot: child neglect, autobiography, self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, society, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, military, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: egypt, scotland, middle east, africa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, down on your luck, terminal illness, human nature, life is a bitch, betrayal, single parent, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, mistaken identity, injustice, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, society, city life, political unrest, immigrants, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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53%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, ambition, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, mother daughter relationship, abusive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 2K
Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, youth, hopes, family relations, disability, society, single parent, mentally challenged, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Shirley (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, based on true events
Plot: rags to riches, interracial relations, family relations, baby, nightclub, ambition, rising to stardom, musician's life, youth, society, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: wales, england, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sunday's Children (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Little Pu spends a summer in Norrland with all his relatives. He and his brother get to hear the story about the watchmaker who hung himself, learns to shoot with a bow and follow his father on a bicycle trip.
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: family relations, self discovery, parents and children, youth, society, clergy, family problems, family life, breast feeding, summer, father son relationship, masturbation ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
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Abel's Field (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) is a high school senior with an especially full plate. Not only must he navigate the usual social and academic pitfalls of high school, but he has to contend with his young twin sisters, serving as de facto parent in the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: orphan, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, school, absent father, fight, responsibility, belief in god, power relations, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: touching, sexual, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: working class, friendship, interracial relations, single parent, coming of age, family relations, youth, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, ship, single mother, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, political unrest, society, crimes, brother brother relationship, bandit, brother, brothers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, society, life is a bitch, youth, hopes, misfit, bittersweet, innocence lost, down on your luck, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Father and Master (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: shepherd, illiteracy, abusive father, bestiality, coming of age, sheep, human spirit, family relations, deadend life, life is a bitch, hopes, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: italy, europe, sardinia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 280
Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, youth, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, youth, society, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, transsexual, gender, youth, coming of age, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, society, bittersweet, transvestism, estrangement, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%