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: railway station, winter, doll, railway, supernatural power, marriage, father daughter relationship, coal mine, flashback
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Railroad Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and stylized films with plots about flashback, winter, suicide, railway station, husband wife relationship, train and marriage mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Railroad Man: The Incident (1978), Rautatie (1973), Roses Are for the Rich (1987), Shadows in the Sun (2009), Love is Never Silent (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Incident (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The body of Sakai Hatsuko, a woman of 23 who has been slain with a knife, has been found in a forest. Some days later, Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, is arrested and charged with the murder. At Ueda's trial, a complex story ...
Plot: bicycle, courtroom, flashback, knife, abortion, murder, lawyer, barmaid, court, pregnancy, underage, factory worker ...
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95%
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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, progress, railway, railway station, country, city country contrast, marriage, class differences, change, simple man, countryside
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, coal mine, murder trial, rose, doll, cyanide
Place: appalachia, san francisco, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, accident, country house, houseboat, piano, fishing, father daughter relationship, friendship, beach, railway station, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: parent child relationship, sign language, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, guilt, deafness, deaf, great depression, marriage, family relations
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: japanese new wave, mother son relationship, geisha, lake, loss of father, dream, surrealism, spa, extramarital affair, water, loss of mother, car accident ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 71
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: loss of family, new year's eve, winter, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, apartment, teenage girl, democracy, drinking, single mother, railway station, small town ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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 ...
Plot: coffee, boat, car thief, dead wife, typhoon, lakeside, road trip, widower, squid, mourning, chance meeting, festival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, olympics, shooting, train station, divorce, suicide note, salute, suicide, police officer
Time: year 1976, year 1968, year 1979
Place: hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: tour guide, terminal illness, friendship, redemption, village, family relations, father son relationship, parents and children, aging, unfulfillment, understanding, estrangement ...
Place: japan, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 172
Summer of '62 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Algerian paperboy with friends and associates of all ages on both sides of the conflict experiences history leading up to the March 1962 independence of Algeria, witnesses ruthless violence perpetrated by French and Arabs, sees his French ...
Plot: children, soccer, corpse, father, boy, french soldier, soldier, death, arab, railway station, war for independence, railway ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: cult film, epic, cult movie cast
Plot: prison, winter, railway station, war crime, train, bloodbath, jealous woman, raped woman, cold the temperature, wife, male female relationship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: central europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, hit and run, winter, alibi, neurosis, newspaper, police, couples
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suicide, tattoo, rape, female masturbation, haunted by the past, past, loneliness, flashback, guilt, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, tattooed woman, lust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: college graduate, female protagonist, terminal illness, illness, diet, pregnant woman, treatment, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cancer, terminal cancer, graduate
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: cousin, brother brother relationship, single mother, cow, rainstorm, police detective, mysterious stranger, coffee, fistfight, horse, manhood, loyalty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Escape (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dutch woman escapes her family life in search for happiness in the Portuguese Algarve.
Plot: female director, gigolo, flashback, bored housewife
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.0
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Mindshadows (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Feature based on the novel by J. Bernlef. A Dutch couple who have emigrated are confronted with the husband's rapid onset of senility during a snowy winter in North Eastern Canada. The film is an account of the man's fight within himself ...
Plot: photo album, memory loss, flashback, elderly couple, retirement home, internal monologue, fishing village, husband wife relationship, suicide, old man, dementia, winter ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Elle (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria, Chile, Switzerland, Portugal
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a neurotic bachelor who, after marrying a beautiful woman, submits her to increasingly deranged accusations of infidelity and pleas for forgiveness.
Plot: female director, marriage, husband wife relationship, paranoia, mansion, jealousy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The phone call from Sybille was usual. Her family didn't even know that this call just started their last fine day...
Plot: father son relationship, loss of mother, depressed woman, funeral, father daughter relationship, flashback, loss of wife, brother sister relationship, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 143
The Uprising (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After years of deplorable conditions of poverty and injustice, peasants revolt against the landowners, the social elite, and police in this routine social drama. A peasant woman is raped by a lecherous wealthy lesbian, and chaos breaks out in the ...
Plot: rebellion, ancient, village, winter, torture, arson, punishment, peasant
Time: 90s
Place: transylvania, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 145
Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
Plot: death of husband, child's point of view, aunt niece relationship, interracial romance, widow, grief, ghost, black american, stepmother, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, grieving, interracial marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: bomber, world war two, vivisection, torture, air force
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Axiliad (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young, idealistic poet, turns his back on civilization and goes to small, backwood village, rents a bed in the house of an old woman, and decides to make his living as a lumberjack. Soon he realizes that the world around him is far from perfect.
Plot: train, colleague, lumberjack, male female relationship, forest, tree, love, village, old lady, dream, winter, young woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
How to Be Loved (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, ...
Plot: airport, flashback, cigarette smoking, theater, murder suspect, tank, cognac, suicide, airplane
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: samurai, japanese history, human spirit, political unrest, tragic hero, life is a bitch, emperor, duel, hopes, unfulfillment, state affairs, suicide ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Workers, Peasants (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of men and women have been brought together after World War II, when Italy regained its national and territorial unity. They make up a primitive community which seeks to erase not only the distress created by the war but also the hardships ...
Style: light
Plot: female director, classroom, reading, snow, fascist, beating, widow, tree, class struggle, winter, runaway, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Letter from the Mountain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: As the film begins, Takao (Akira Terao) and Michiko (Kanako Higuchi) have already pulled up their Tokyo roots and moved to a village that is Takao's ancestral home. They visit a thatched cottage that serves as a memorial shrine (amidado) for ...
Plot: clinic, farmer, senior citizen, terminal illness, choreography, fishing, tumor, doctor, mute, miscarriage, flashback, ritual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
Plot: racism, patriarch, african american, father daughter relationship, education, funeral, flashback, interracial relations, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%