Movies like Railroad Man

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Railroad Man (1999)
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Railroad Man (1999)
Original name: 鉄道員
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with his career as a railroader. His life takes a turn when he meets a young woman with an interest in trains who resembles his daughter
Plot: winter, doll, railway, father daughter relationship, supernatural power, coal mine, flashback, marriage, railway station
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and bleak films with plots about family relations, loneliness, flashback, husband wife relationship, marriage, friendship and parents and children mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Railroad Man: Go (2001), The Sea and Poison (1986), Roses Are for the Rich (1987), Rautatie (1973), Station (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, parents and children, fish out of water, boxing, high school life, teenage life, social differences, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: torture, bomber, vivisection, world war two, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Roses Are for the Rich (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and dedicates her life to destroying him, even at the cost of her own happiness. When her attempts ...
Plot: revenge, doll, murder trial, coal mine, cyanide, rose
Place: appalachia, san francisco, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
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Rautatie (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matti and Liisa are two farmers who become curious to see the first railroads in Lapinlahti, Finland.
Plot: train, simple man, marriage, countryside, class differences, progress, country, railway, farmer, drunk, train travel, married couple ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Station (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A detective goes out of his way to crack the case of a serial killer who specialises in murdering police officers.
Plot: snow, divorce, train station, police officer, suicide, olympics, shooting, salute, suicide note
Time: year 1979, year 1968, year 1976
Place: hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 446
Dearest (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea. Eiji (Ken Takakura) works as a prison officer in Hokuriku. At the age of 53 Eiji loses his wife who he loved the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: road trip, mourning, widower, chance meeting, prison warden, last wish, typhoon, widow, coffee, dead wife, cremation, squid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Shadows in the Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another.
Plot: father son relationship, friendship, piano, fishing, country house, beach, father daughter relationship, loner, accident, mother son relationship, railway station, houseboat
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Story Written with Water (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Struggling with his true emotions, dreams, memories of the past and the reality Shizuo is about to marry, but is torn between his wife-to-be and the love to his mother.
Plot: mother son relationship, geisha, marriage, wedding, flashback, illness, car accident, loss of father, dream, loss of mother, lake, unrequited love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Takada, a Japanese fisherman has been estranged from his son for many years, but when the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. Through a series of obstacles and relationships, he is brought ...
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tour guide, friendship, terminal illness, family relations, village, redemption, father son relationship, parents and children, aging, understanding, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Place: japan, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, marriage, guilt, great depression, sign language, parent child relationship, deaf, deafness, family relations
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: village, family relations, slice of life, mountain, tunnel, nature, countryside, incest overtones, abandoned by mother, little girl, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Distant Cry from Spring (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The quiet life of a mother and her young son living on a farm in Hokkaido is changed by the arrival of a man who ignites flames of romance in the heart of the mother and shows her boy the importance of grit and kindness, but then he leaves with the ...
Plot: hopes, suitor, asian, man boy relationship, cow, manhood, mysterious stranger, horse, dead father, single mother, fistfight, coffee ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dogs' Feast (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 112 min.
Story: On a holiday eve, everyone, especially one tired and chilly, does so need at least one living soul at one's side: it is bad to meet a holiday alone with oneself. Thus, on a New Year's Eve, the main characters meet, — a meeting of two ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, loss of family, democracy, winter, alcoholic, new year's eve, single mother, drunkenness, neighbor, teenage girl, small town, train ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: suicide, hopes, village, arranged marriage, self discovery, investigation, dealing with death, love and romance, babies and infants, crimes, youth, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, venice, asia, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sting of Death (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miho and Toshio, putting their children and household at stake, duel for control in their degrading, middle-aged marriage.
Plot: marital crisis, marriage, insanity, suicide attempt, revenge, sexuality, infidelity, adultery, psychological drama
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 283
Fire Festival (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tatsuo, a reverent lumberjack, seeks to disrupt plans to build a marine park on his family land, instead promoting his traditions in reactionary ways.
Plot: village, male nudity, nature, wilderness, lumberjack
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Midsummer's Fantasia (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Korean Film director, Kim Taehoon plans to shoot his new film in a small local city called Gojo, Japan. He travels with his assistant director, Park Mijeong to do research prior to scriptwriting. They travel through several villages that are ...
Plot: small town, summer, restaurant, dream, driving, full moon, korean, fireworks, midsummer, kiss, eating, woman in bathtub
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 915
Vibrator (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rei is a freelance writer embattled by personal demons. We first meet her in a convenience store where she is buying too much alcohol and not enough food. At the magazine rack she pauses to contemplate the happiness of the glamour girls on the ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, road movie, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, destiny, friendship, alcohol abuse, misfit, curses spells and rituals, self doubt, hitchhiker, loneliness, couples, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Ah, Wilderness: Part 2 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: friendship, boxing, japanese man, training, inferiority complex, speech impediment, friendship between men, fight, violence, rivalry, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
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Cold Days (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andras Kovacs' film, considered one of the most important Hungarian films of the 1960's, centers around four men who await trial for their involvement in the massacre of several thousand Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942. Each ...
Style: epic, cult film, cult movie cast
Plot: anti semitism, winter, murder of family, prison, train, river, war crime, morality, letter, flashback, world war two, jealous woman ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: former yugoslavia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, life is a bitch, society, vengeance, rivalry, loss of son, down on your luck, feudal japan, revenge, hara kiri, ronin, seppuku ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.3
 19K
Red Beard (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sexy, compassionate ...
Plot: intern, samurai, clinic, countryside, brothel, doctor, society, hopes, heroes, generation gap, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tattooed Flower Vase (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Naomi Tani is as good as ever but the other two protagonists are equally effective and for once the male lead is not some cringing bastard. Quite breathtaking sequences of consensual and non consensual sexual activity and most effective use of ...
Plot: tattooed woman, flashback, guilt, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, rape, doll, haunted by the past, sex scene, lust, female masturbation, loneliness, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Ah, Wilderness: Part 1 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: boxing, japanese man, friendship, criminal, society, life is a bitch, poverty, poor, social issues, boxer, social problems, speech impediment ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, firstly by seducing the daughter of one of them, secondly by ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, obsession, revenge, sword fight, actor's life, love and romance, partners, rivalry, gender, hidden identity, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hana's Miso Soup (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Yasutake Shingo is a newspaper reporter whose only redeeming feature is his earnestness. He meets Matsunaga Chie, who attends a music college, and they start dating. Each day becomes all the more bright and enjoyable for Shingo because of the lively ...
Plot: female protagonist, graduate, pregnant woman, illness, college graduate, pregnancy, treatment, terminal illness, cancer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, diet
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 11
Guilt (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: About a young couple who accidentally by car run over someone and kill him. The victim turns out to be an escapee from an asylum for the mentally ill.The two wander around the country side trying to figure out the situation, which quickly turns out ...
Plot: guilt, police, alibi, neurosis, winter, hit and run, newspaper, couples
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 16K
Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family reunited, family gatherings, family life, family tradition, generation gap, reconciliation, dealing with death, parents and children, bereavement, generation, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 4K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: survival, world war two, atomic bomb, radiation sickness, nuclear war, war, life is a bitch, parents and children, homecoming, village life, atrocity, couple relations ...
Time: year 1945, year 1950
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, family relations, rebelliousness, master warrior, kidnapping, ruler, parents and children, fighting the system, heroes, revenge ...
Time: 18th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%