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

Most similar movies to Railroad Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, realistic and sincere films with plots about flashback, father daughter relationship, winter, suicide, marriage, husband wife relationship and snow mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Railroad Man: The Incident (1978), Roses Are for the Rich (1987), Love is Never Silent (1985), A Story Written with Water (1965), Rautatie (1973). 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, knife, love triangle, court, sister sister relationship, underage, factory worker, abortion, flashback, stepfather, murder ...
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95%
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: doll, cyanide, coal mine, rose, murder trial, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, sign language, guilt, mother daughter relationship, marriage, great depression, deafness, parent child relationship, deaf
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, unrequited love, lake, spa, loss of mother, suicide, extramarital affair, wedding, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.3
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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, country, city country contrast, class differences, change, railway, railway station, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: dead wife, car thief, typhoon, lakeside, mourning, road trip, chance meeting, boat, widower, squid, human ashes, widow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 151
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: salute, shooting, snow, divorce, train station, suicide, police officer, suicide note, olympics
Time: year 1968, year 1976, year 1979
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, social differences, fish out of water, society, parents and children, youth, high school life, boxing, teenage life, graduation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, alibi, neurosis, hit and run, police, newspaper, winter
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 141
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: peasant, winter, village, ancient, arson, punishment, torture
Place: transylvania, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 558
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: bored housewife, gigolo, flashback
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 17
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: jealousy, husband wife relationship, paranoia, marriage, mansion
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: lust, female nudity, rape, voyeurism, flashback, guilt, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, female masturbation, doll, haunted by the past, tattoo, past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: prodigal son, runaway, widow, beating, reading, snow, tree, winter, class struggle, fascist
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 117
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: old man, winter, photo album, memory loss, elderly couple, suicide, fishing village, internal monologue, dementia, husband wife relationship, flashback, wandering
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: loss of mother, flashback, father son relationship, suicide, father daughter relationship, funeral, loss of wife, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, tour guide, friendship, redemption, village, father son relationship, parents and children, aging, understanding, unfulfillment, family relations, estrangement ...
Place: japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lad: A Dog (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of the rough collie hero, Sunnybank Lad. Based on the book by Albert Payson Terhune.
Plot: rescue, dog, husband wife relationship, barking, father daughter relationship, dog movie, dog actor, owner dog relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: racism, patriarch, flashback, african american, father daughter relationship, funeral, education
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suicide, flashback, tank, murder suspect, cognac, airport, cigarette smoking, theater
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: country house, father son relationship, friendship, houseboat, father daughter relationship, railway station, beach, piano, fishing, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, love, old lady, alcohol, library, colleague, village, dream, young woman, male female relationship, winter, lumberjack ...
⇓ 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: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, treatment, pregnancy, terminal illness, diet, female protagonist, illness, cancer, pregnant woman, terminal cancer, college graduate, graduate
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, loyalty, ranch, horse race, loneliness, cousin, fistfight, dead father, coffee, rainstorm, horse, manhood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 103
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: father daughter relationship, torture, cinema, mask, film within a film, flashback, mother daughter relationship, skull, film reel
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Women's Room (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A wife is sick and tired of her husband's infidelities, so she leaves home and goes back to grad-school. There she meets many self-confident women who help her find her own voice.
Plot: female friendship, feminism, women's liberation, self fulfillment, lesbian, love, women's rights, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
Plot: wife, husband, war crime, murder of family, genocide, war criminal, hand grenade, morality, holocaust, liquor, ethnic conflict, hate ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: yugoslavia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 138
The Drinker (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Hans Fallada.
Plot: alcoholic, drug addiction, self destruction, fuel, intoxication, spirit, toxic, beer, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Norway, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on location in northern Norway
Plot: gulag, veteran, weather, prison, prisoner, winter, one day, snow, food, human nature, punishment
Time: 1950s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 187
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, father daughter relationship, unhappy marriage, insult, extramarital affair, flashback, pregnancy, alcoholic, grandfather granddaughter relationship, teen angst, telephone conversation
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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