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

Most similar movies to Railroad Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and offbeat films with plots about flashback, father daughter relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship, female nudity, sex and suicide mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Railroad Man: The Incident (1978), Dearest (2012), Station (1981), Roses Are for the Rich (1987), The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997). 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: courtroom, bicycle, factory worker, underage, love triangle, knife, court, sister sister relationship, abortion, flashback, witness, lawyer ...
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95%
 7.0
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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: car thief, coffee, festival, widow, widower, boat, typhoon, lakeside, squid, human ashes, road trip, dead wife ...
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82%
 6.9
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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: olympics, divorce, snow, police officer, suicide note, shooting, salute, train station, suicide
Time: year 1976, year 1968, year 1979
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82%
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: rose, cyanide, coal mine, revenge, doll, murder trial
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: african american, funeral, flashback, father daughter relationship, racism, patriarch, education
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: rape, sex scene, older woman younger man relationship, haunted by the past, loneliness, tattoo, doll, female nudity, voyeurism, suicide, past, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere
Plot: coming of age, racism, teenage love, love and romance, sport team, family relations, boxing, basketball, misfit, high school life, society, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: suicide, loss of wife, brother sister relationship, funeral, loss of mother, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: memory loss, photo album, elderly couple, old man, winter, suicide, fishing village, internal monologue, flashback, dementia, husband wife relationship, wandering
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 279
Floating Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, the film tells a story of Mr. Vo and his children. Vo, enraged by his wife’s infidelity, burns down his house and all his memories of the past.
Plot: boat, river, flashback, father daughter relationship, rice, sex, rape, duck
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China, Japan
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: touching, realistic, stylized, serious, emotional
Plot: friendship, redemption, reconciliation, tour guide, terminal illness, village, father son relationship, golden years, aging, understanding, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: friendship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, beach, railway station, country house, fishing, piano, houseboat, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Last Reel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lost film, buried beneath Cambodia's killing fields, reveals different versions of the truth. A contemporary story about love, family and the ghosts of Cambodia's past.
Plot: film reel, skull, torture, cinema, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, flashback, film within a film, mask
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Close-Knit (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After being neglected by her mother, a little girl is taken in by her uncle and his transgender girlfriend, who create a loving home for her.
Plot: knitting, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, child protagonist, uncle niece relationship, student, school, flashback, mother daughter relationship, nurse
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: diet, treatment, pregnant woman, cancer, terminal cancer, college graduate, graduate, female protagonist, illness, terminal illness, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: police detective, rainstorm, horse, coffee, dead father, fistfight, loyalty, ranch, cow, mysterious stranger, single mother, brother brother relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: guilt, mother daughter relationship, great depression, father daughter relationship, marriage, sign language, deaf, parent child relationship, deafness
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Daddy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Daddy was 1989, debut film of actress Pooja Bhatt, made under the direction of Mahesh Bhatt. The films boasts spectacular performances by its lead actors, Anupam Kher and Manohar Singh
Plot: love, pregnancy, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alcoholic, extramarital affair, father daughter relationship, flashback, unhappy marriage, insult, telephone conversation, teen angst
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 58
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: neighbor, winter, teenage girl, railway station, drink, drinking, train, drunkenness, small town, single mother, democracy, new year's eve ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: surrealism, japanese new wave, geisha, mother son relationship, extramarital affair, loss of father, spa, water, suicide, marriage, unrequited love, sickness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Seduction by the Sea (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young women is hired by a woman to seduce her son and convince him to return to home from his self-induced exile.
Plot: island, marriage, seduction, sex, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 233
Night Games (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Californian housewife is terrified of having sex because of a past assault. When this phobia threatens to destroy her marriage, she takes refuge in a series of erotic fantasies about a masked man. But is it really all just a fantasy?
Style: erotic
Plot: broken glass, rape victim, marital problem, flashback, marriage, broken mirror, husband wife relationship, female nudity, sex, attempted rape, breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.2
 737
Second Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nicholas celebrates his 40th birthday in his country house, with some friends. He has everything he ever wished for, but, on that night, he will end up dead, on his swimming pool. From that moment on, a dead Nicholas wonders how his life would be if ...
Plot: lesbianism, drugs, red panties, female nudity, jealousy, drowning, flashback, marriage, fashion model, vineyard, threesome, black bra ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Bleak Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: There were three friends. Someone became the assailant and someone became the victim. Another swings his fists in anger at their broken friendship. Through the director’s creation of young actors and looking into the life of high school boys, the ...
Plot: student, flashback, friendship, railway, rumor, baseball, high school student, loss of son, violence, death, fire, father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cities of the Plain (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Directed by Robert Kramer
Plot: slaughterhouse, mill, mysterious man, blind man, blindness, working class, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, wedding, mother daughter relationship, flashback, money ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
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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, change, railway, marriage, railway station, country, city country contrast, class differences
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Face of Jizo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits Mitsué (Rié Miyama). He had somehow learned that she has ...
Plot: atomic bomb, war, father daughter relationship
Place: hiroshima japan
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42%
 6.9
 219
Rules of Lies (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 33-year-old Roman is one of twelve people who decide to undergo group therapy in an isolated community in order to tackle their drug addition. Like the others, he also brings with him a murky past which he tries to come to terms with - perhaps it ...
Plot: drug addict, cocaine, drug, therapy, suicide attempt, father daughter relationship, flashback, group therapy, therapist, male in shower, porn magazine, doubt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dark Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Canada, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 14th-century France, Aliénor breaks with the codes governing girls’ behavior and does as she wishes. The King of France grants her the hand of her childhood love, but her new husband deserts her immediately after the ceremony. Undeterred, she ...
Plot: king of france, provincial life, male female relationship, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, sex, doctor, king, medicine, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 821
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: realistic, offbeat, serious, psychological
Plot: on the road, mental illness, friendship, alcohol abuse, misfit, urban, friends, self discovery, couples, destiny, twentysomething life, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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