Movies like Expectations

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Expectations (1997)
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Expectations (1997)
Original name: Svenska hjältar
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A recently separated ladies' magazine reporter, a young couple who are in love, an unfaithful but jealous crane driver, a longing father and his unknowing daughter, the home coming fisherman's son who seeks reconciliation with his parents, the farmer who thirsts for tenderness. We meet them all in Svenska hjältar, a modern saga about the chipped heroes of everyday life.
Plot: train, birthday, parents, young love, amusement park, mining, cottage, divorced divorcee, parent

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, contemplative and realistic films with plots about train, female nudity, female director, birthday, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and parents mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Expectations: Glass Labyrinth (1989), The Birthday (2000), The Women's Room (1980), The Sunrise (1964), 6A (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Glass Labyrinth (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three heavily drunk friends break into the Zoo and kill a few deer...
Plot: student, neighbor, restaurant, friend, militia, suicide, birthday, night, drunk, zoo
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95%
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The Birthday (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael has a secret that he intends to announce during his birthday party. He has finally decided to propose to Catti, his girlfriend of many years. But Catti has other plans ...
Plot: seven deadly sins, father son relationship, pride, rescue from drowning, birthday, adultery
Place: eastern europe
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77%
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, self fulfillment, women's rights, lesbian, women's liberation, marriage, love, divorced divorcee
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76%
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The Sunrise (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A train driver has a rival in his godson for his wife. During a crisis on the train, he refuses to kill him or let him die in a crash.
Plot: train, runaway train, love affair, drunk, jealousy, engineer, truck, tank, fight, chase, rain, love ...
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6A (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 61 min.
Story: As if immersed in the situation, the viewer witnesses a distressing encounter between angry parents, a helpless teacher and three schoolgirls. It soon becomes clear that certain things are going wrong in their class. There have been complaints of ...
Style: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: school teacher, teenager, school, teacher, bullying, doubt, parents, mistrust, friendship, crisis, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Goodbye Trainmen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: train, self destructing, male female relationship, flashback, neighbor, rain, death, friendship, drunkenness, friend, childhood friend, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Family Romance, LLC (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Love is a business at Family Romance, a company that rents human stand-ins for any occasion. Founder Yuichi Ishii helps make his clients’ dreams come true. But when the mother of 12-year-old Mahiro hires Ishii to impersonate her missing father, ...
Plot: amusement park, robot, lie, hotel, lottery winner, hugging, father, cheerleader, actor, young girl, impersonation, train ...
Place: japan, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Crown Jewels (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fragancia is arrested for the attempted murder of Richard Persson, the son of a powerful factory owner. During the interrogation her amazing and remarkable life story is revealed. We follow her through her impoverished childhood, her adolescence ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: death of brother, rich kid, lgbt, dead brother, murder, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, young love, husband wife relationship, police, alchemy, ice hockey ...
Place: moscow russia, sweden, scandinavia, russia, eastern europe
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48%
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Star Boys (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Through the eyes of two 12-year-old boys, the sexual revolution arrives in a conservative and religious small town in Northern Finland.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sexy, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sexual revolution, marriage crisis, infidelity, friendship, wife leaves husband, husband wife relationship, camping, birthday party, dysfunctional marriage, birthday, strained relationship, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Goodbye Solidarity (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about the generation of 1968.
Plot: marxism, vulgarity, rebel, parents, solidarity, fascism, city, sex, party, death, divorce, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three short stories about women & men relationship.
Style: anthology
Plot: prostitute, lie, omnibus
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45%
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Parents (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The dentist Oscar has been married for five years and lives with his wife and adopted children. On the surface everything seems to be fine but Oscar is not a happy man. His wants a baby of his own flesh and blood but it's not working out. When ...
Plot: parents, children, bespectacled male, woman with glasses
Place: reykjavik iceland
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45%
Nayak: The Hero (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A matinee idol is going by train to collect an acting award. On the train, he is confronted by a journalist who somewhat unwillingly starts to take his interview. Arindam, won over by Aditi's naivete, starts to disclose his past, his fears and ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: train, movie star, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, love and romance, media, introspection, suicidal thoughts, reflection, celebrity, celebrity interview ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new delhi, india
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43%
Last Cowboy Standing (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1982 the guilt-ridden 18-year-old Rupert tries to remember and understand the events of the past amidst the chaos of the present
Plot: cowboys and indians, christmas, father son relationship, death of father, brother brother relationship, mental illness, grownups, nudity (full frontal - brief), alcohol abuse, cremation, death of mother, family secret ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Princesses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johan has three children with different women. Two adult daughters: Sophie and Virginie, and a young son in Amsterdam. Loïc gave Johan diamonds of a criminal origin. Her husband Simon thought they were his and murdered her. Then he set out his hunt ...
Plot: half sister, female nudity, train, murder, diamond
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Golden Braid (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a man discovers a golden braid hidden inside an antique he has purchased, he becomes obsessed with the fantasy of a love affair from time past and the woman he imagines the braid belonged to.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: estrangement, obsession, love and romance, fetish, erotica, masturbation
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Daydream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An artist named Kurahashi and a female artist named Cheiko wait in a dentist's waiting room. The man feels attracted to the woman but says nothing to her. Later in the examining room, both patients are going under anesthesia, but the man looks ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: erotica, sex scene, love interest, vampire bite, vampirism, couple relations, male female relationship, couples, female artist, infatuation, vampire, painter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Useless Girl (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girl considered by everybody as "difficult" is sent to the village to live with her grandfather.
Plot: destiny, old man, teenage girl, village, loneliness, parents, aggression, female director
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Little Darling (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Thirty year old virgin Sybille meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?
Plot: marriage, love, con artists, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, train, shopping mall, female nudity, female director
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38%
Class Relations (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control.
Plot: alienation, labor, train, class struggle, ship, female director
Place: usa, new york
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38%
Stockholm East (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stockholm East is the love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and relationships. When Johan and Anna meet at the railway station connecting Stockholm with the idyllic suburbs where ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: cheating wife, tragedy, life is a bitch, family problems, dealing with death, love and romance, disability, couples, love affair, car accident, stranger, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Man Alive (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: In and around America and the autumn of 1963. A man and his tools. A boy and his shoes.
Plot: television, forest, train, blood, shoes, train tracks, laundry
Time: 50s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Were Young (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During Second World War a beautiful love between two young people burns out against the background of the Nazi reality.
Plot: photographer, anti fascism, torture, young love, girl, propaganda, burned alive, bombing, ballet, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in the north of Argentina. Yolanda, a young girl of Wichi origin, tells in her native language (Wichi Lhämtes), the story of how, as a family maid in a "criollo" home, she has her hair unjustly cut: this is her most particular trait, ...
Plot: dancing, maid, earthquake, catholic, church, teenager, teenage girl, birthday, haircut, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Shell Collector (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The latest discovery by a blind shell collector puts the relationship between man and nature on edge: a rare mollusc that is extremely poisonous, but has a healing and hallucinogenic effect on some people. Can people resist the creature’s ...
Plot: sea, female nudity, beach, blind man, remote island, shell
Place: okinawa japan, okinawa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Last Bread (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After going through all the details of the old combine with his own hands, the pioneer virgin landowner granddad Yakushenko met his last great suffering - harvesting bread - in the most dignified manner. Aleksei, Irina and Dmitriy decide to help ...
Plot: driver, doctor, militia, kolkhoz, mechanic, thief, village
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Night Call (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
Story: At the heart of the plot - the erroneous message about the death of Varvara Antonovna gathers around her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. They feel a sense of deep guilt, so carelessly treating a loved one for a number of years
Plot: grandson, daughter in law, guilt, son, family relations, text messaging, telephone
Place: ussr
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36%
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Frost (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Time of darkness. Time of fire kindled against cold and fear. During the Holy Night, the seven year old Micha has to escape with his young mother Marianne from the violence of his drunken father... During their one week odyssey through frozen ...
Style: road movie
Plot: christmas, drunk, domestic violence, apartment building, stuffed toy, dancing, fire, night, train, amusement park, sleeping, cow ...
Place: east germany
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36%
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Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, contemplative
Plot: soldier, train, friendship, homecoming, mentally unstable, buddies, military, war, psychopath, battles, friends, college ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Sun in a Net (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Oldrich "Fajolo" Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her ...
Plot: eclipse, solar eclipse, harvest, blind woman, swimming, sun, country, farming, rooftop, sunbathing, hay, net ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%