Movies that are like The Pawnbroker

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The Pawnbroker
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, heartbreaking, harsh, melancholic, reflective, intense, depressing, compassionate, cerebral, gloomy, talky, atmospheric, enigmatic, breathtaking, earnest, suspenseful, psychological, touching, sad, interesting
Plot: holocaust, jews, survival, nazi, uncover truth, loneliness, nazis, guilt, tragedy, character study, mentor, jewish, depression, concentration camp, human nature, camp, culture clash, jesus, redemption, idealism, existentialism, corruption, flashbacks, life & death, storytelling, brutality, unlikely friendships, ghetto, self discovery, life philosophy, gangsters, runaway, friendship, honest, greed, childhood, humanity, relationships, drinking, moral ambiguity, haunted by the past, prejudice, life, society, life is a bitch, heist, religions or cults, against humanity, holocaust survivor, female impersonator, robbery, man with glasses, world war two, flashback, secrets, gunfight, crime gone awry, crime
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, poland, usa, germany, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Judgment at Nuremberg
Drama, War
USA
186 min.
 8.3
The Shop on Main Street
Drama
Czechoslovakia
128 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to The Pawnbroker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, realistic, dramatic and serious films with plots including tragedy, redemption, runaway, loneliness, brutality, mentor and storytelling themes mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Pawnbroker: Sophie's Choice (1982), The Believer (2001), The Shop on Main Street (1965), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sophie's Choice
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, heartbreaking, bleak, serious, dramatic, melancholic, sad, captivating, intense, earnest, touching, compassionate, psychological, atmospheric, reflective, breathtaking, gloomy, harsh, depressing
Plot: holocaust, friendship, mental illness, love triangle, genocide, guilt, nazi, jews, tragedy, complex characters, redemption, nazis, haunted by the past, death, jewish, secrets, mentor, unlikely friendships, camp, storytelling, character study, childhood, depression, life & death, survival, romance, runaway, adaptation, concentration camp, eccentricity, wartime, war, drinking, culture clash, literature, flashbacks, prejudice, life, transformation, betrayal, obsession, loneliness, relationships, against humanity, confined, love and romance, misfit, friends, wartime life, post war
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 33K
The Believer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, emotional, serious, intellectual, intense, interesting, realistic, enigmatic, psychological, cerebral, talky, reflective, dramatic, harsh, melancholic, philosophical
Plot: skinhead, anti semitism, judaism, holocaust, jews, nazi, nazis, fascism, violence spree, jewish, islam, genocide, love, catholicism, prejudice, religion, violent, violence, god, synagogue, innocence lost, identity, storytelling, sacrifice, survival, idealism, racism, redemption, philosophy, loneliness, visceral, tragedy, dialogue, corruption, introspection, brutality, culture clash, relationships, guilt, catastrophe, psychology, pornography, honest, bomb, life & death, moral ambiguity, secrets, justice, runaway, existentialism
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, new york, usa, argentina, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   75%
 
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The Shop on Main Street
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Style: serious, offbeat, talky, captivating, realistic, breathtaking, reflective, bleak, melancholic, light, enigmatic, dark humor, sincere, harsh, meditative, cerebral, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, witty, atmospheric, biting, ironic, emotional, intellectual
Plot: holocaust, jews, nazis, genocide, jewish, anti heroes, fascism, nazi, greed, censorship, store, communism, life & death, rescue, tragedy, small town, guilt, survival, art, brutality, culture clash, obsession, storytelling, runaway, shopkeeper, war, human nature, german, rebellion, idealism, judaism, loneliness, death, gunfight, relationships, beautiful scenery, life philosophy, catastrophe, friendship, humanity, gangsters, redemption, prejudice, politics, mentor, corruption, identity, anti semitism, against humanity, danger
Time: 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   69%
 
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric, serious, compassionate, dramatic, harsh, dark, melancholic, reflective, cynical, heartbreaking, macabre, talky, gloomy, sad, stylized, captivating, cerebral, intense, interesting, ironic
Plot: dancing, depression, dance, loneliness, contests and competitions, character study, tragedy, existentialism, life & death, drinking, down on your luck, death, brutality, life philosophy, runaway, crime gone awry, greed, social decay, suicide, storytelling, dialogue, great depression, catastrophe, humanity, dreams, solitude, mentor, redemption, censorship, honest, visceral, childhood, friendship, poverty, ethnic conflict, suicide attempt, unlikely friendships, period piece, moral ambiguity, adaptation, culture clash, society, life is a bitch, ambition, crimes, disorder, influenza, sexual favor, sleep deprivation, dance contest
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, santa monica california, california, minneapolis minnesota, pacific ocean, dallas texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   61%
 
Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Style: talky, realistic, dramatic, bleak, serious, earnest, compassionate, thought provoking, intense, interesting, tense, heartbreaking, disturbing, factual, melancholic, national socialism, sincere, suspenseful, emotional, gloomy, epic, suspense
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, genocide, holocaust, nazi, nazis, war, legal action, jews, german, politics, morality, justice, idealism, moral ambiguity, guilt, political, redemption, court, betrayal, lawyer, corruption, judge, greed, crime, wartime, mentor, culture clash, runaway, uncover truth, courage, propaganda, friendship, anti semitism, jewish, honest, tragedy, dialogue, brutality, unlikely friendships, drinking, prejudice, camp, ethnic conflict, trial, concentration camp, court case, racism, price of justice, against humanity
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1946, year 1945, 1960s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   50%
 
 7.4
 41K
Ida
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Style: bleak, stylized, atmospheric, melancholic, serious, reflective, enigmatic, art house, realistic, talky, dramatic, breathtaking, meditative, sincere, harsh, compassionate, depressing, cynical, emotional, heartbreaking, artsy, touching, cerebral, gloomy, road movie
Plot: jewish, nun, self discovery, jews, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, catholicism, loneliness, existentialism, religion, depression, holocaust, guilt, drinking, character study, storytelling, nazis, adoption, runaway, suicide, haunted by the past, pornography, brutality, road trip, judaism, identity, redemption, tragedy, complex characters, visceral, parenthood, culture clash, god, islam, life turned upside down, art, nazi, childhood, sacrifice, idealism, hotel, mentor, convent, anti semitism, suicide attempt, life, classical music, life & death, wartime, society
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
The Saint of Fort Washington
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Style: bleak, serious, depressing, road movie, interesting, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching, sad, harsh, talky, dramatic, clever, emotional, melancholic, bad ending, psychological, compassionate, cerebral
Plot: mental illness, homeless, city life, depression, murder, loneliness, death, friendship, corruption, tragedy, redemption, existentialism, homelessness, schizophrenia, photographer, social misfits, urban, storytelling, happy ending, justice, mentor, dreams, bullying, survival, brutality, greed, prejudice, life philosophy, honest, sexualized violence, parallel universe, drugs, catastrophe, alone in the world, culture clash, atheism, unlikely friendships, philosophy, urban ghetto, teaching the ways of the world, dialogue, drinking, multiple storylines, god, life, business, dark hero, fantasy world, pornography, police investigation
Time: 90s
Place: new york, boston, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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880
 7.5
 16K
Interiors
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, heartbreaking, melancholic, intellectual, sad, depressing, dramatic, cerebral, disturbing, dark, reflective, enigmatic, stylized, dark humor, harsh, touching, meditative, no music, artsy, ironic
Plot: dysfunctional family, loneliness, relationships, depression, family drama, introspection, character study, psychiatry, existentialism, mental illness, death, psychology, guilt, dialogue, suicide, suicide attempt, parents and children, urban, sisters, life philosophy, family, obsession, divorce, tragedy, siblings relations, marriage, mentor, storytelling, parenthood, visceral, life, honest, brutality, sexualized violence, crime gone awry, life & death, adaptation, pornography, violent, writers, culture clash, redemption, insanity, catastrophe, isolation, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, family tragedy, woman smoker
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
 7.7
 158K
25th Hour
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, emotional, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, reflective, intense, interesting, dramatic, dark, depressing, psychological, stylized, cerebral, harsh, clever, suspense, rough, captivating, enigmatic, intellectual
Plot: crime, friendship, prison, betrayal, redemption, drugs, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, relationships, drug dealing, storytelling, unlikely friendships, loneliness, complex characters, mentor, character study, buddies, greed, dialogue, urban, depression, gangsters, tragedy, corruption, race issues, life philosophy, guilt, widower, dream, nightclub, life, philosophy, freedom, drug addiction, drinking, existentialism, life & death, violent, honest, destiny, addiction, visceral, justice, violence, drug abuse, childhood, brutality, race against time, plot twist, weed
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
 7.0
 44K
Rabbit Hole
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, melancholic, heartbreaking, serious, dramatic, depressing, gloomy, reflective, sad, bleak, compassionate, sincere, sentimental, road movie, dark, intense, dark humor, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, interesting, harsh, cerebral, surreal, intellectual
Plot: marriage, tragedy, death, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, memory, relationships, depression, life & death, family drama, loneliness, redemption, guilt, couple relations, death in the family, character study, parenthood, runaway, therapy, grief, parking lot, toy, crying, parallel universe, dysfunctional family, secrets, brutality, adultery, couples, dialogue, workplace, honest, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, family, sexualized violence, life philosophy, ethnic conflict, idealism, family problems, storytelling, destiny, police investigation, pornography, visceral, greed, childhood, solitude, friendship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
 7.7
 65K
Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized, serious, depressing, dark, sad, melancholic, touching, dramatic, harsh, interesting, heartbreaking, inspirational, reflective, intense, gloomy, talky, thought provoking, earnest, bad ending, artsy
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, loneliness, storytelling, life & death, mentor, depression, father daughter relationship, existentialism, school, teachers and students, suicide, tragedy, bullying, corruption, childhood, parenthood, life philosophy, redemption, workplace, friendship, runaway, destiny, life, honest, courage, unlikely friendships, philosophy, social relations, drinking, brutality, relationships, sacrifice, alone in the world, prejudice, animal abuse, unhappiness, classroom, stereotypes, homeless, prostitution, crime gone awry, hospital, psychology, justice, environment, violence, solitude, falsely accused
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 8.0
 78K
Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic, compassionate, emotional, interesting, intense, captivating, earnest, psychological, talky, reflective, suspense, cerebral, tense, heartbreaking, harsh, sad, melancholic, clever, enigmatic, rough, sincere, depressing, dark humor, dark
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent, unlikely friendships, disability, childhood, dialogue, drinking, runaway, violence, human nature, gunfight, depression, honest, loneliness, insanity, tragedy, justice, hospital, morality, corruption, brutality, psychology, greed, life philosophy, twists & turns, moral ambiguity, death threat, father figure, adaptation, crime gone awry, philosophy, vengeance, prejudice, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, misfit, family relations, friends, domestic disturbance, starting over, siblings relations
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
 6.8
 7K
Ironweed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic, dramatic, bleak, dark, intense, melancholic, depressing, heartbreaking, surreal, reflective, talky, stylized, sentimental, road movie, harsh, compassionate, psychological, cerebral, enigmatic
Plot: redemption, homeless, buddies, eccentricity, social misfits, depression, insanity, dreams, transformation, storytelling, couple relations, betrayal, brutality, adaptation, mental illness, mentor, life philosophy, dialogue, catastrophe, character study, parents and children, radio, sexualized violence, guilt, loneliness, cancer, poverty, gangsters, rich and poor, demons, multiple storylines, destiny, culture clash, writers, poetry, period piece, fantasy world, alcohol abuse, honest, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, greed, tragedy, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), artist, hopes, society, life is a bitch, best friends
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
Movie in collections
 7.7
 39K
The Visitor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy, melancholic, heartbreaking, reflective, dramatic, intellectual, harsh, compassionate, psychological, earnest, interesting, bleak, depressing, cerebral, philosophical, sad, sentimental
Plot: immigrants, friendship, loneliness, self discovery, jazz, relationships, solitude, urban, unlikely friendships, mentor, character study, interracial relations, destiny, complex characters, midlife crisis, life, life philosophy, life & death, political, humanity, homeless, storytelling, honest, drinking, tragedy, depression, greed, wine, philosophy, idealism, redemption, sacrifice, prejudice, drum, immigration, islam, hospital, transformation, stereotypes, culture clash, multiple storylines, catastrophe, flat, society, surveillance, corruption, morality, existentialism, race issues, justice
Place: new york, michigan, new jersey, connecticut, syria, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
Days of Wine and Roses
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic, heartbreaking, melancholic, clever, reflective, talky, interesting, earnest, intense, depressing, romantic, suspense, gloomy, sad, harsh, light, sexy, captivating, enigmatic, tense, biting, psychological, compassionate, touching, sweet
Plot: drinking, addiction, romance, rehabilitation, relationships, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, loneliness, love story, depression, downfall, love, character study, tragedy, runaway, alcoholic, violence, redemption, marriage, destructive relationship, guilt, complex characters, honest, secretary, life philosophy, dialogue, mentor, public relations, party, sacrifice, obsession, hospital, alcohol abuse, insanity, in-laws, multiple storylines, idealism, parenthood, culture clash, destiny, homeless, suicide attempt, catastrophe, childhood, adultery, police investigation, infidelity, courage, dysfunctional family, family problems
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
 168K
Blue Jasmine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, psychological, tragicomedy, dark humor, semi serious, depressing, dramatic, bleak, melancholic, heartbreaking, emotional, reflective, gloomy, cerebral, compassionate, sad, witty, harsh, enigmatic, interesting, dark, biting, stylized, humorous, intense, clever, ironic
Plot: depression, tragedy, relationships, drugs/alcohol, starting over, character study, loneliness, life, mental illness, sisters, greed, complex characters, honest, existentialism, couple relations, working class, psychology, drinking, life philosophy, suicide, dysfunctional family, life & death, writing, dialogue, redemption, storytelling, siblings relations, homeless, suicide attempt, adultery, narcissism, philosophy, mentor, obsession, sarcasm, catastrophe, crime gone awry, destiny, runaway, rich, sibling relationship, infidelity, life turned upside down, cheating, eccentricity, brutality, betrayal, drug abuse, adaptation, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, new jersey, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
The Grey Zone
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, dramatic, serious, intense, talky, tense, macabre, depressing, harsh, compassionate, emotional, gloomy, factual, light, reflective, absurd, interesting, stylized, psychological, brutal, dark
Plot: holocaust, survival, redemption, nazi, jews, nazis, rebellion, jewish, genocide, camp, brutality, moral ambiguity, death, wartime, storytelling, war, moral dilemma, guilt, tragedy, prejudice, morality, dialogue, torture, greed, humanity, concentration camp, german, runaway, visceral, honest, courage, sexualized violence, murder, anti semitism, prison, idealism, sacrifice, auschwitz, doctor, violent, manipulation, violence, life & death, culture clash, politics, against humanity, confined, danger, heroes, hopes
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
Seize the Day
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, semi serious, heartbreaking, depressing, gloomy, harsh, melancholic, road movie, dramatic, reflective, macabre, compassionate, no music, emotional
Plot: single parent, depression, corruption, drinking, greed, crumbling marriage, destiny, life, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, life & death, death, going straight, character study, doctors, first contact, runaway, finnish, solitude, introspection, nudity (topless - notable), existentialism, sexual abuse, brutality, mentor, jewish, writers, catastrophe, loneliness, survival, pornography, literature, self discovery, hip hop, fighting the system, single father, redemption, childhood, humanity, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, homeless, poetry, blindness, culture clash, transformation, hotel, down on your luck, creativity, idealism
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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nazis movies
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370
 7.2
 77K
Half Nelson
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, bleak, melancholic, reflective, intense, touching, heartbreaking, depressing, dramatic, harsh, rough, emotional, interesting, enigmatic, captivating, cerebral, stylized, inspirational, psychological, dark
Plot: friendship, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, drug addiction, dedicated educator, hip hop, teacher, mentor, loneliness, relationships, drugs/alcohol, unlikely friendships, character study, father daughter relationship, high school, drinking, redemption, depression, rock, storytelling, complex characters, runaway, interracial relations, life philosophy, honest, life, childhood, existentialism, urban, teachers and students, weed, bicycle, destiny, brutality, marijuana, tragedy, pornography, date, crime gone awry, writers, visceral, culture clash, violence, life & death, school, philosophy, catastrophe, gangsters, dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
What Maisie Knew
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy, heartbreaking, sincere, depressing, breathtaking, dramatic, talky, disturbing, melancholic, bleak, captivating, sad, psychological, sweet, stylized, interesting, atmospheric, enigmatic, reflective, intense, bad ending
Plot: divorce, parenthood, spelling bee, childhood, parents and children, adoption, custody, runaway, relationships, depression, mentor, adolescence, tragedy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, obsession, loneliness, pornography, betrayal, vengeance, secrets, family problems, love, honest, life & death, crime gone awry, adaptation, culture clash, character study, unlikely friendships, manipulation, family relations, catastrophe, coming of age, doctors, brutality, bullying, art, classic car, storytelling, crumbling marriage, transformation, death, redemption, dialogue, beautiful scenery, coming-of-age, morality, greed, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 7.1
 5K
Testament
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, touching, disturbing, heartbreaking, serious, futuristic, suspense, dramatic, light, intense, melancholic, cerebral, talky, depressing, uplifting, dark, sentimental, reflective, clever, harsh, interesting, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear war, tragedy, death, loneliness, nuclear, depression, end of the world, family, kids and family, children, childhood, cold war, human spirit, relationships, destiny, runaway, courage, culture clash, parents and children, dialogue, character study, ethnic conflict, visceral, violence, assassination, memory, coming of age, catastrophe, apocalypse, politics, holocaust, parenthood, drinking, honest, british, idealism, sexualized violence, chase, dysfunctional family, future dystopia, danger, escapades, hopes, society, chaos, family problems, family relations, social relations
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 6.5
 14K
Margaret
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Style: emotional, realistic, melancholic, serious, gloomy, light, reflective, psychological, enigmatic, talky, bleak, stylized, harsh, intellectual, art house, cerebral, artsy, biting, dramatic, meditative, interesting, witty, philosophical, absurd, dark humor, road movie
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, high school, drugs/alcohol, relationships, teacher, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, character study, virginity, guilt, teenager, haunted by the past, loneliness, adolescence, teenagers, coming-of-age, teenage life, coming of age, bus, blood, runaway, existentialism, world politics, pornography, dialogue, family, road accident, truth, investigation, witness, police, student, honest, depression, death, nudity (topless - notable), catastrophe, crime gone awry, family drama, obsession, storytelling, youth, visceral, redemption, life & death, brutality, writers, mentor, legal action, suicide attempt
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 6.4
 31K
Cake
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, gloomy, dramatic, emotional, realistic, depressing, melancholic, bleak, talky, heartbreaking, light, sentimental, cynical, sad, dark humor, reflective, enigmatic, intense, cerebral, compassionate, breathtaking
Plot: suicide, depression, loneliness, suicide attempt, drugs/alcohol, obsession, tragedy, dealing with death, mental illness, addiction, runaway, honest, introspection, sarcasm, drug addiction, prejudice, widower, support group, brutality, guilt, male nudity, grieving, dysfunctional family, redemption, haunted by the past, friendship, hospital, catastrophe, unlikely friendships, drinking, destiny, life is a bitch, relationships, mentor, life, storytelling, death, pornography, sexualized violence, sex, childhood, drugs, transformation, dialogue, writers, sexual abuse, adaptation, character study, alter ego, fighting the system
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
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tragedy movies
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2435
 7.1
 14K
Wendy and Lucy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, enigmatic, bleak, melancholic, road movie, heartbreaking, gloomy, sad, compassionate, emotional, harsh, meditative, cerebral, talky, psychological, breathtaking, earnest, depressing, stylized, disturbing, bad ending, light, interesting, atmospheric, reflective, sweet, absurd
Plot: dog, small town, realism, loneliness, pets, on the road, homeless, character study, depression, existentialism, greed, down on your luck, relationships, life philosophy, life & death, oil, cars, broken down car, family, mysterious past, journey, scar, survival, friendship, death, pornography, life is a bitch, dialogue, catastrophe, human nature, travel, solitude, honest, mentor, capitalism, storytelling, brutality, isolation, mental illness, tragedy, hopes, life, betrayal, art, beautiful scenery, dysfunctional family, crime gone awry, guilt, society, poverty
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Midnight Cowboy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sexual, captivating, serious, compassionate, depressing, melancholic, bleak, harsh, reflective, heartbreaking, talky, enigmatic, interesting, sincere, cynical, atmospheric, dramatic, gloomy, rough, psychological, psychedelic, emotional, sad, dark
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, prostitute, loneliness, prostitution, sexuality, unlikely friendships, dreams, hustler, homeless, culture clash, character study, relationships, depression, complex characters, fish out of water, redemption, runaway, male prostitute, social misfits, urban, life philosophy, drinking, pornography, honest, childhood, gunfight, hotel, brutality, mentor, storytelling, human nature, flashbacks, small town, drugs, shower, male bonding, greed, violent, visceral, coming of age, gangsters, morality, hopes, poverty, society, gay, eviction, life is a bitch, cowboy
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, dallas texas, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 7.4
 3K
Left Luggage
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, compassionate, gloomy, realistic, sincere, macabre, heartbreaking, atmospheric, dramatic, reflective, inspirational, harsh, depressing, sexy, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: jewish, holocaust, jews, nanny, judaism, tragedy, nazis, nudity (topless - notable), coming of age, depression, nazi, nudity (full frontal - brief), stereotypes, mentor, family life, death, culture clash, mental illness, catastrophe, parenthood, multiple storylines, guilt, dysfunctional family, friendship, happy ending, holocaust survivor, youth, male nudity, life, children, family, british, storytelling, idealism, pornography, justice, family relations, life philosophy, prejudice, life & death, betrayal, family drama, childhood, psychiatry, poetry, destiny, mentally challenged, philosophy, adaptation, identity
Time: 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 7.4
 149K
Mud
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious, melancholic, tense, suspense, stylized, enigmatic, intense, harsh, emotional, dramatic, interesting, sweet, bleak, captivating, cerebral, psychological, talky, scenic, heartbreaking, sentimental, romantic, depressing, clever, reflective, dark humor
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence, coming-of-age, childhood, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, mentor, character study, love, honest, obsession, loneliness, love story, betrayal, relationships, island, violent, small town, murder, redemption, boat, violence, adventure, brutality, life & death, teenager, dialogue, unfulfilled love, lake or river, river, idealism, life, vengeance, surveillance, revenge, dreams, survival, twists & turns, tragedy, psychology, destiny, snake, depression, teenage life, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
 7.3
 95K
Precious
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, heartbreaking, stylized, depressing, inspirational, compassionate, sincere, sad, melancholic, brutal, harsh, touching, intense, gloomy, disturbing, rough, ambiguous ending, interesting, light
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, school, child abuse, social misfits, pregnancy, mentor, mother daughter relationship, race issues, childhood, life, parents and children, brutality, redemption, sexualized violence, depression, teacher, poverty, dysfunctional family, destiny, honest, rags to riches, down on your luck, hospital, urban ghetto, loneliness, tragedy, runaway, dreams, coming of age, teenager, aids, physical appearance, incest, fantasy world, character study, motorcycle, illiteracy, balloon, crying, song, friendship, storytelling, mental illness, stereotypes, teenage life, abusive mother, adolescence, drug addiction, courage
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 

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House of Sand and Fog
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, tense, disturbing, intense, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, dramatic, depressing, dark, compassionate, sad, touching, absurd, interesting, melancholic, gloomy, suspense, harsh, atmospheric, reflective, bad ending, clever, sincere, suspenseful, inter cultural, talky
Plot: immigrants, tragedy, culture clash, fighting the system, depression, greed, moral ambiguity, loneliness, storytelling, corruption, violent, family, islam, twists & turns, violence, relationships, brutality, small town, hospital, justice, suicide, dysfunctional family, secrets, visceral, honest, redemption, complex characters, dialogue, stereotypes, destiny, happy ending, guilt, legal action, adaptation, death, sacrifice, character study, manipulation, psychology, iranian, house, catastrophe, down on your luck, estrangement, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, society, human nature, eviction, american dream
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
Scent of a Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, dramatic, intense, touching, captivating, interesting, inspirational, melancholic, compassionate, emotional, earnest, talky, clever, suspense, sad, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, gloomy, harsh
Plot: friendship, disability, coming of age, blindness, human nature, mentor, drugs/alcohol, school, tango, thanksgiving, human spirit, destiny, loneliness, strong sexual content, depression, unlikely friendships, storytelling, dialogue, change of heart, courage, redemption, drinking, corruption, life & death, ex military, courtroom, happy ending, student, childhood, justice, teaching the ways of the world, gangsters, runaway, character study, life philosophy, preparatory school, colonel, prank, blind character, morality, twists & turns, vengeance, life, relationships, blindness and impaired vision, boarding school, complex characters, revenge, betrayal, greed
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
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