Movies like The Runner

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The Runner (2015)
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The Runner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.
Plot: politician, united states of america, oil, father, son, husband, oil company, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sex, sex scandal, wife, oil industry, woman
Time: 2010s, year 2010
Place: usa, louisiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and stylized films with plots about husband wife relationship, sex, father son relationship, female nudity, father, family relations and brother brother relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Runner: Fences (2016), November Christmas (2010), No Place Like Home (1989), Saved by Grace (2016), Ulee's Gold (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fences (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Style: dramatic, talky, intense, interesting, emotional ...
Plot: baseball, father son relationship, father, racism, african american, war veteran, struggle, trumpet, baseball bat, domineering father, daughter, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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95%
November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: halloween, youth, friendship, human spirit, hopes, siblings relations, parents and children, child illness, family relations, family gatherings, family, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
No Place Like Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his brother but that doesn't last for long due to the two ...
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto, working class, attempted rape, children, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.1
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Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Plot: christian, grief, father, love, prayer, faith, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, responsibility, fatherhood, integrity
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.1
 6K
Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, human nature, introspection, family relations, heist, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 380
Mum's List (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dying mother's life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when ...
Plot: cancer, terminal cancer, mother, family, breast cancer, husband, wife, death, death of wife, dying woman, husband wife relationship, woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 372
Going Home (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After doing 13 years in prison for the murder of his wife, mechanic Harry Graham is out on parole and looking to rebuild his life in a small seaside community. He settles into a trailer park and finds both a job and a girlfriend. But things get ...
Plot: murder, revenge, trailer park, girlfriend, wife, witness, son, mechanic, parole, uxoricide, father son relationship, confrontation
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
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Wonder Wheel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: ferris wheel, waitress, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, psychiatrist, older woman younger man relationship, adultery, extramarital affair, betrayal, marital infidelity, women, wife ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.0
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Lilith (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, gloomy
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, mental institution, sex addict, couples, fall in love, mentally unstable, obsession, femme fatale, doctors and patients, hospital, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Young Lovers (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A carefree college student has to face up to responsibility when his girlfriend announces she's pregnant.
Plot: love, virgin, young love, unplanned pregnancy, college, marriage, kiss, professor, abortion, college campus, virginity, single mother ...
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 262
Outlaw Blues (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring musician is released from prison to find that a song he had written while locked up has been stolen and made into a hit record by a country music superstar. When his confrontation with the star takes a violent turn the ex-con has to go ...
Style: realistic, biting, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: musician, prison, celebrity, outlaw, fighting the system, cons and scams, celebrity culture, chases and races, rising to stardom, fugitives, dishonesty, musician's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 543
Little Chenier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: LITTLE CHENIER: A CAJUN STORY is the story of a young man who lives a simple life on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally handicapped brother until one is accused of a crime in the small town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: handgun, mental illness, alcoholic father, houseboat, deputy sheriff, alligator, small town sheriff, siblings relations, uneducated, dishonesty, family problems, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 51
Shippu Rondo (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An illegal biological weapon K-55 is stolen from a university lab. The university lab can't even call the police because the secret nature of the weapon. The school lab then receives a message stating that the entire country is now being held ...
Plot: ski, japanese man, crutches, based on a novel, father, son, father son relationship, laboratory
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 159
Madame Bovary (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.
Plot: adultery, husband, money, temptation, woman, adulteress, sex, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.
Plot: ship, oil, senator, environmentalism, oil company, conservation, scandal, ship captain, oil industry, environmental issue, ecology, environmental ...
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 133
Broken Dolls (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former European actor Don Martin has retired with his disjointed "family" to his own private island, "The Paradise." After a few years, the entire group has disintegrated into shameless, selfish & dishonest ...
Plot: sex, island, dysfunctional family, inheritance, isolation, boat, spanking, female nudity, actor, guitar, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 329
The Tempest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: scout, american civil war, love and romance, rivalry, supernatural, destiny, danger, love affair, power relations, parents and children, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
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Shy People (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. The journalist's wild, drug-addicted daughter adds tensions between the two relatives' cultures.
Style: gloomy, serious, atmospheric, tense, realistic
Plot: starting over, society, culture clash, drug abuse, isolation, addiction, family life, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just Like That: A receptionist in a large firm cheats on her voyeuristic lover with a delivery boy who has a crush on her. Another Woman's Lipstick: A young wife discovers lipstick on her husband's collar. She follows him, meets his ...
Plot: lesbianism, seduction, erotica, lesbian, obsession, sex, female nudity, extramarital affair, woman dressed as man, husband wife relationship, anthology, sexual desire
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 110
Fun and Games (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The daughter of a British prison governor returns from an American finishing school, and chases after the inmates of her Dad's prison.
Plot: blackmail, prison, schoolgirl, father, governor, warden, daughter, exploitation, sex, teasing, 17 year old, interracial sex ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hotel by the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An old poet staying for free in a riverside hotel summons his two estranged sons. This is because he feels, for no apparent reason, like he is going to die. After being betrayed by the man she was living with, a young woman gets a room at the hotel. ...
Plot: hotel, river, restaurant, father son relationship, brunette, father, son
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 72
Fallen Angel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Caught in a seedy underworld of lies, lust and murder, Antonelli, the local mob boss, and his sultry young wife, Michelle, share a game of deception and jealousy that soon turns deadly.
Plot: sex, gambling, lesbian, female nudity, lesbianism, erotica, female full frontal nudity, male full rear nudity, large breasts, caught having sex, casino
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Water Engine (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil ...
Plot: world's fair, oil industry, invention, water, oil company, fuel
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Death of a Salesman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adaptation of Arthur Miller's play.
Plot: brother brother relationship, businessman, dream, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, salesman, american dream
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Money Buys Happiness (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man and a woman, unpleasant bickering nitwits both, push a big stupid metaphor (in the shape of a piano) across Seattle.
Style: spiritual
Plot: flower, children, piano, marriage, friend, interview, husband wife relationship, pilgrimage, suicide, son, breakfast, love ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sexual Temptations (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Beautiful new FBI recruit Carly Davis gets a chance to prove herself when she's sent to nab international jewel thief Jack Sullivan. Using both her sexual wiles and her tracking expertise, Carly lures Sullivan into her trap. But Sullivan may be ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: sex, bare breasts, sexploitation, female nudity, erotica, intercourse, orgasm, threesome, diamond, cunnilingus, nipples
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: drug abuse, guru, self discovery, lsd, marijuana, addiction, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, estrangement, midlife crisis, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, aunt niece relationship, all black cast, superstition, tavern, menstruation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 226
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?
Plot: attempted rape, marriage, broken mirror, flashback, husband wife relationship, breasts, marital problem, rape victim, broken glass, female nudity, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 132
Surrender (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A wild journey through the dark S&M underworld. Salene, a struggling Hollywood writer with a haunting past gets drawn into the world of S&M as she is researching a novel about a dominatrix. Georgia Brown, a native hometown friend arrives for ...
Plot: bisexual, bondage, police detective, threesome, cocaine, woman, lesbian, lesbian sex, sex, drugs, s&m, simulated sex ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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