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The Sunset Limited (2011)
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The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men - a deeply religious black ex-con who thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor who tried to throw himself in front of an oncoming subway train, 'The Sunset Limited.' As the one attempts to connect on a rational, spiritual and emotional level, the other remains steadfast in his hard-earned despair. Locked in a philosophical debate, both passionately defend their personal credos and try to convert the other.
Style: talky, intellectual, thought provoking, bleak, philosophical, psychological, serious, intense, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: atheism, belief, suffering, suicidal, african american, society, psychology, christianity, suicide attempt, character study, multiple storylines, alone in the world, afterlife, adaptation, catholicism, choice, professor, desperation, debate, alienation, blacks and whites, ex convict, understanding, doubts and hesitations, human existence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, realistic and talky films with plots about mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, life philosophy, storytelling, redemption and society mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Sunset Limited: The Man from Earth (2007), The Island (2006), God's Not Dead (2014), Detachment (2011), Another Woman (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: sincere, serious, philosophical, psychological, talky ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, professor, religion, hidden identity, society, christianity, mistaken identity, legends and myths, psychology, impersonating, legend ...
Time: middle ages, prehistoric times, prehistory, contemporary, 21st century ...
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, realistic ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, life philosophy, solitude, religion, sin, loneliness, psychic, hopes, island, monastery ...
Place: russia
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100%
 4.7
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God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: christian film, psychological, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, teachers and students, religions or cults, college life, college student, religious persecution, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
50%
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, false accusation, redemption, love affair, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, understanding, couples, family relations, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
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28%
 7.2
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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25%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: corporate world, unemployment, job seeking, workplace, starting over, family problems, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, americana, workplace situations, corporation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
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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
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24%
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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, drug addict, starting over, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, hopes, identity crisis, thirtysomething life, introspection, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
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24%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, family problems, parents and children, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
23%
 8.1
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
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23%
 6.5
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Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, bankruptcy, custody battle, vengeance, hotshot lawyer, accident, social differences, obsession, down on your luck, human nature, rich and poor, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 32K
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
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22%
 7.2
 14K
The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, forgiveness, minister, jealousy, country, radio, sin, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christian, clergy, self discovery, society, religions or cults, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, doctors and patients, human spirit, church, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, xian
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22%
 8.0
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, intellectual, touching ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, cancer, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, life is a bitch, fighting illness ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
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22%
 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 ⇓
21%
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Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, human nature, introspection, friendship, friends, liberal, writer's life, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
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21%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, aging, couples, elderly, redemption, architect, society, death, couple relations, life turned upside down, disorder, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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21%
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, family problems, society, parents and children, unfulfillment, lgbt, sexuality, depression, small town, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, life turned upside down, sex scene, female protagonist, couples, society, sexual content, transgender woman, urban, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
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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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, prophecy, family relations, murder, small town, aunt niece relationship, superstition, all black cast, incest, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, interracial relations, homelessness, schizophrenia, photographer, social misfits, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, misfit, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 1K
Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, religion, celibacy, church, gender, society, gays and lesbians, clergy, religions or cults, change, challenge, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, gloomy, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: great depression, dancing, suicidal, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, reward, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bishop, miraculous event, alcohol abuse, investigation, crimes, society, hopes, clergy, life is a bitch, saint, nun, catholic ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
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Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, righting the wronged, social differences, liberal, plantation, society, blacks and whites, understanding, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
House of Cards (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: autism, disability, self discovery, isolation, single parent, child's point of view, real world, family relations, estrangement, family problems, doctors and patients, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 3K
Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, meditative, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: politics, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, bosnian war, marines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, sarajevo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%