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: woman, husband, wife, united states of america, son, father, politician, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, oil industry, oil company, oil, sex scandal, sex
Time: 2010s, year 2010
Place: usa, louisiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and stylized films with plots about sex, female nudity, husband wife relationship, family relations, father son relationship, life is a bitch and erotica mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Runner: Ulee's Gold (1997), November Christmas (2010), Lilith (1964), Outlaw Blues (1977), The Tempest (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, touching, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prison, beekeeper, parents and children, parent child relationship, stolen money, stabbing, bank robbery, family relations, fall in love, family life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, 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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: halloween, human spirit, siblings relations, family, child illness, family gatherings, hopes, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
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94%
 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, gloomy, psychological
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, femme fatale, romance, mentally unstable, sociopath, doctors and patients, hospital, mental institution, haunted by the past, power relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.0
 259
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, biting
Plot: musician, prison, celebrity, outlaw, country, musician's life, on the road, performer's life, music business, rising to stardom, romance, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.7
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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: american civil war, scout, love affair, curses spells and rituals, romance, wizards and magicians, escapades, rivalry, supernatural, master and servant, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: virgin, love, single mother, professor, dancing, doctor, college, kiss, party, virginity, sex, motel ...
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, serious, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: drug abuse, self discovery, lsd, marijuana, guru, addiction, midlife crisis, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, orgasm, cunnilingus, nipples, diamond, threesome, intercourse, erotica, female nudity, bare breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 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, casino, male full rear nudity, large breasts, caught having sex, lesbian, erotica, lesbianism, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, gambling
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Back When We Were Grownups (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 53-year-old widow believes she's turned into the wrong person in this bittersweet tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck's (Blythe Danner) plate is full: She runs a catering business and cares for her large family, but feels ...
Plot: wedding, doctor, unhappiness, pianist, grandmother grandson relationship, photo album, toast, bachelor, rejection, baseball glove, d.j., vase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: parents and children, addiction, journalist, sibling relationship, swamp, drug addiction, culture clash, family life, family relations, starting over, drug abuse, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
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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: love, faith, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, prayer, integrity, responsibility, fatherhood, father, grief, christian
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ...
Plot: ferris wheel, women, cigarette smoking, psychiatrist, wife, boardwalk, arsonist, second marriage, unhappy wife, pyromaniac, working class, summer ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
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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: clever, talky, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, accident, actress, rehabilitation, friendship, folk, disability, human nature, self discovery, urban, hopes, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 539
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, handgun, small town sheriff, alcoholic father, deputy sheriff, alligator, houseboat, world, siblings relations, sibling relationship, misfit, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, family in crisis, working class, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, family problems, family relations, wife, husband, homeless man ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
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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: girlfriend, trailer park, murder, revenge, wife, witness, mechanic, son, father son relationship, confrontation, parole, uxoricide
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, all black cast, tavern, superstition, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, curse, small town, incest, murder, prophecy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: sexual desire, anthology, woman dressed as man, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, obsession, sex, seduction, lesbian, lesbianism, erotica, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After a series of bad relationships, a man orders a mail order bride and receives more than he bargained for.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: cancer, wife, misogynist, buddhism, femme fatale, womanizer, chinese, husband, sexist, human nature, romance, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: love, husband wife relationship, friend, interview, marriage, breakfast, hanging, suicide, son, flower, piano, children ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: woman, dominatrix, surrealism, sex, lesbian kiss, female nudity, drugs, lesbian, lesbian sex, simulated sex, bisexual, s&m ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Close Enough to Touch (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Henderson's just met their new neighbor and she is truly hot. What they do not know is how far their relationship with her will get.
Plot: sex, lesbian, neighbor, dysfunctional family, cunnilingus, cheating wife, breasts, erotic dream, older woman younger man sex, sex on stairs, shaved labia, simulated blow job ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Common Law Wife (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Shug, a rich old man, throws out his longtime live-in mistress and moves in his young, sexy niece, who's just returned home after making a living as a stripper in New Orleans. The mistress doesn't intend to go without a fight, however, and ...
Plot: sex, stripper, sexploitation, uncle niece relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: corruption, corporation, oil industry, senator, environmental issue, environmental, corporate greed, ecological disaster, ship captain, environmentalism, oil company, scandal ...
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: schoolgirl, blackmail, prison, father, daughter, governor, exploitation, sex, warden, female nudity, teasing, broken neck ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 130
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: island, dysfunctional family, sex, inheritance, isolation, female nudity, husband wife relationship, spanking, boat, guitar, actor
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 296
The Stepmother (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a business trip, an architect assumes that a client is having an affair with his wife and murders the man. His feelings of guilt and attempts to conceal the crime lead to more complications and death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: murder, adultery, sex, beach house, beach, manipulations, sexual relations, wife, crimes, dishonesty, best friends, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 728
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: museum, courtroom, politics, s&m, lawsuit, jury, fighting the system, against the rules, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, family in danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return ...
Plot: death of mother, existentialism, parent child relationship, father son reunion, sibling relationship, car accident, death of wife, brother brother relationship, adultery, female nudity, father son relationship, mental illness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%