Movies like Personal Velocity

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Personal Velocity (2002)
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Personal Velocity
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy, talky, melancholic, harsh, intense, psychological ...
Plot: book, runaway, self discovery, drinking, death, jewish, violence, parents and children, multiple storylines, life is a bitch, adaptation, pornography, redemption, love and romance, brutality, life philosophy, mentor, childhood, tragedy, storytelling, dialogue, society, family, culture clash, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, new york state, haiti, harvard university, norway ...
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Ruby in Paradise
Drama, Romance
USA
114 min.
 7.1
Blue Valentine
Drama, Romance
USA
112 min.
 7.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, serious and talky films with plots about relationships, mentor, brutality, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Personal Velocity: Gas, Food Lodging (1992), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Carried Away (1996), Ruby in Paradise (1993), We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gas, Food Lodging
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
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Carried Away
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Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
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Ruby in Paradise
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Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
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We Don't Live Here Anymore
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The Mother
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Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
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XX/XY
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The Ballad of Jack and Rose
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, romantic ...
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Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Jude
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesco and Marta run a husband-and-wife design company in Rome. When Francesco's aunt dies in Instanbul he travels there to sort out the hamam turkish steam bath that she left him. He finds a love and warmth in his realtives' Instanbul ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, reflective ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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