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Plenty (1985)
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, twists and turns, enigmatic, unusual plot structure, bloody, melancholic, absurd, harsh, talky ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, memory, mental illness, parachute, one night stand, war, catastrophe, end of the world, gangsters, world war one, relationships, loneliness, family, friendship, depression, obsession, politics, betrayal, weapons, fantasy world, destiny, wartime, brutality, empire ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 40s ...
Place: england, france, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Plenty

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and thought provoking films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, storytelling, dialogue, life is a bitch and redemption mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Plenty: From a Far Country (1981), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), The Dresser (1983), One True Thing (1998), Sophie's Choice (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, rebellion, politics, world war two, church, religions or cults, forgery, clergy, hopes, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, europe, vatican, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, marriage, wartime life, love triangle, romance, rise to the top, couples, lovers reunited, german woman, battle of the sexes, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943, 50s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, canada, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.5
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The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, gay lead character, friendship, lgbt, alcohol abuse, effeminacy, gay interest, homosexual subtext, unrequited love, theater, gay slur, lgbtq ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 12K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, parenthood, honest, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sad, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, against humanity, nazi, concentration camp, mental illness, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship, loneliness, relationships, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 903
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, inspirational, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: adaptation, bdsm, childhood, working class, loneliness, small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: sexy, suspense, biting, talky, artsy ...
Plot: distopia, death, hotel, poetry, enormously long battle scene, transsexual, hitman, sexualized violence, violence, gangsters, drugs, finnish ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 6K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, melancholic, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, loneliness, vietnam veteran, depression, idealism, complex characters, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: battles, world war two, politics, soldier, innocence lost, friendship, political corruption, cons and scams, homecoming, friends, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Ogre (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war.
Style: poignant, disturbing, realistic, allegory, visually appealing ...
Plot: world war two, hitler youth, nazi, war, youth, friendship, wartime life, redemption, jewish, children, destiny, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: france, germany, japan, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 9K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: psychological, sincere, stylized, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: estate, lifestyle, elderly, golden years, introspection, haunted by the past, social relations, memories, love and romance, society, post war, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, wartime life, youth, family relations, friendship, society, culture clash, working class, male nudity, boy, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, 50s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
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: sexy, talky, realistic, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, writers, friendship, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, family relations, culture clash, father daughter relationship, life philosophy, loneliness, adolescence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, tokyo, france, new england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: social misfits, working class, family relations, family problems, dull life, realism, couples, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, touching, thought provoking, poignant ...
Plot: boarding school, teacher, preparatory school, coming of age, science, male nudity, marriage, teacher student relationship, retirement, dysfunctional marriage, literature, life & death ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, tokyo, new jersey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 11K
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: art house, sexy, suspense, talky, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, male nudity, melancholy, cheating, time travel, social outcast, feminism, sexual abuse, writer's life, addiction, sexualized violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
For Colored Girls (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, emotional, social ...
Plot: feminism, domestic violence, society, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, hopes, woman, love, female protagonist, poem, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.5
 132K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, touching, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, mental illness, lesbian, writers, bipolar disorder, aids, writer's life, literature, suicidal, housewife, lesbianism ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, england, california, los angeles, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sentimental, emotional, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: journey, aging, redemption, small town, escape, homecoming, bus, old age, on the road, old woman, southern belle, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chamber drama about a widow and her son who live in an antique shop in Boulogne. The widow invites a man whom she loved twenty-two years earlier to visit. Her son is haunted by Muriel, a young woman whose death he may have caused while serving as ...
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychedelic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: colonialism, voyeurism, widow, mother son relationship, couples, one more chance, injustice, dishonesty, dealing with death, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what ...
Style: sexy, emotional, touching, reflective, talky ...
Plot: male nudity, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), mining, catastrophe, eccentricity, family, greed, justice, dysfunctional family, distopia, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: depressing, talky, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, redemption, actor, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, morphine ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, bleak, allegory ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, catastrophe, police investigation, paranoia, mentor, money, moral ambiguity, stereotypes, tragedy, alter ego, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 14K
Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, art house, political, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: island, civil war, politics, betrayal, war, world war two, female nudity, political prisoner, refugee, musician, boat, psychology ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: israel, scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 8K
The Dead (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday ...
Style: sexy, stylized, reflective, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: dinner party, irish, haunted by the past, memory, death, christmas, dancing, drunkenness, lost love, mentor, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: edwardian era, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: erotic, sexy, clever, ironic, visually appealing ...
Plot: pregnancy, hotel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tragedy, weapons, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, first contact, life & death, hospital, adaptation, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 3K
Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
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Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, wartime life, life is a bitch, military, family relations, friendship, soldier, strong female presence, rise and fall, love, bbc, working woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 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: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%