Movies like Wendy and Lucy

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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. When she posts bail and returns to retrieve Lucy, she finds that the dog is gone, prompting a frantic search for her pet.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, emotional, sad, meditative, talky, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: dog, small town, owner dog relationship, life is a bitch, social problems, down on your luck, financial problem, hopes, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, on the road, drifter, realism, life philosophy, solitude, character study, dysfunctional family, disappearance, society, alienation, strong female presence, human nature, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, portland oregon, california

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Most similar movies to Wendy and Lucy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and sincere films with plots about loneliness, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, redemption and relationships mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Wendy and Lucy: Nomadland (2020), Old Joy (2006), Short Term 12 (2013), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998), Everything Must Go (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, sincere, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: nomad, motor home, homelessness, traveler, unemployment, van, female protagonist, crocodile, travel, loneliness, loss of job, on the road ...
Time: year 2011
Place: nevada, arizona
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100%
 6.8
 8K
Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, on the road, hopes, buddies, partners, couples, thirtysomething life, liberal, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, europe, london, los angeles, usa ...
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72%
 7.9
 87K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: compassionate, emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: child abuse, social worker, troubled teen, foster child, self harm, incest, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: obsession, friendship, coma, working class, love and romance, coming of age, social differences, couple relations, down on your luck, unemployment, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, alcohol abuse, starting over, midlife crisis, addiction, marital problem, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, goodhearted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 17K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, bar fight, hitchhiker, train travel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, usa, detroit, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 6K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, touching, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, suicidal, immigrants, elderly, society, regret, loneliness, taxi, interracial relations, mentor, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 11K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.0
 27K
Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: heartbreaking, serious, touching, gloomy, depressing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, childhood, dysfunctional family, young kid, innocence lost, survival, responsibility, financial problem, journey, tragedy, brother brother relationship, malnutrition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 300K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, life changing experience, self sacrifice, fall in love, true love, hopes, tragic event, vegetarian, sacrifice, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 37K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, support group, suicide, obsession, physical therapy, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, introspection, loneliness, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 8K
Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, family relations, love and romance, hopes, human nature, down on your luck, sibling relationship, mother son relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, tehran, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
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Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, family problems, housewife, support group, memory, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 21K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, touching, psychological, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: loneliness, unemployment, family relations, introspection, love and romance, human nature, looking for love, down on your luck, society, male female relationship, isolation, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, group of friends, friends, college graduate, introspection, reunited friends, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, emotional breakdown, writer's block, anxiety ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, redemption, youth, small town, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, society, hopes, social relations, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, couple relations, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, family problems, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 84K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, depressing, serious ...
Plot: teacher, depression, teachers and students, suicide, dedicated educator, unhappy, social problems, social decay, human relationship, life is a bitch, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, alcohol abuse, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, introspection, self discovery, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
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Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: depressing, bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, drunkenness, redemption, abuse, society, frustration, violence, character study, religion, abusive husband, prison visit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 6K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, strong female presence, paralysis, friends, starting over, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 17K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, mother daughter relationship, redemption, character study ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 9K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, weekend, society, couple relations, loneliness, sister sister relationship, life, waitress, multiple storylines, existentialism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 15K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: stripper, panic attack, exotic dancer, redemption, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, family problems, human nature, lap dance, bus trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, alcohol abuse, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 96K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: grief, friendship, dealing with death, loss of spouse, 9/11, loss of loved one, friends, tragic event, life changing experience, buddies, haunted by the past, alone ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, society, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, parents and children, homelessness, depression, friendship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, couple relations, looking for love, single parent, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
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Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, depression, couple relations, marital problem, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, dysfunctional family, nurse, romance, up and down relationship, introspection, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%