Movies like Waiting for the Tenor

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Waiting for the Tenor (1998)
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Waiting for the Tenor (1998)
Original name: Veranda för en tenor
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The author Thomas meets his childhood friend Hoffman on an autumn night in 1997. They decide to let a dream come true: to make a film of a play by Thomas, Veranda for a Tenor, with Hoffman in the lead role. The story takes us back to the summer of 1961, which changed their lives. The writing of the script awakens memories and forbidden questions are answered. Their friendship is put to the test a final time. Veranda for a tenor is a film about male friendship, but also about love. Their love for the same woman...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, alcohol abuse, couples, filmmaking, terminal illness, introspection, writer's life, bittersweet, artists and showbiz, couple relations, friendship between men, writers, summer, self destructing, father son relationship, childhood friend, flashback, dying, film within a film, alcohol, female director, male friendship
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, sweden

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Most similar movies to Waiting for the Tenor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about couple relations, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, family problems, introspection and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Waiting for the Tenor: Sweet Rush (2009), Through the Olive Trees (1994), Bonsai (2011), Raven's End (1963), Beyond (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sweet Rush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor by chance meets a young man who makes her feel young again. All of this is films by a director making a film about her which cuts in and out of the on camera and off camera drama.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mature woman, small town, love and romance, love affair, tragic love, dealing with death, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, infidelity, confession, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: poland, europe
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95%
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, touching, psychological ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, love and romance, actor's life, hopes, couples, fictional reality, couple relations, countryside, earthquake, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east
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94%
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Bonsai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina, Portugal, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: couples, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, writer's life, student, writers, love, neighbor, poem, language learning, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
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93%
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Raven's End (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the middle of this film, about the working class in pre-world war II Sweden, is Anders who wishes to become an author. His father who is a notorious dreamer and liar, and his mother, who struggles to keep their family alive.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, deadend life, family feud, couples, family problems, factory worker, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations, writer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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88%
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Beyond (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, tense ...
Plot: family relations, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, alcoholic father, abusive father, husband wife relationship, child abuse, dying woman ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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81%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, human nature, introspection, hopes, love and romance, bittersweet, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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79%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, couples, state affairs, starting over, political unrest, couple relations, lovers reunited, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: kazakhstan, usa, germany, italy, russia ...
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76%
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Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: introspection, couples, love and romance, couple relations, filmmaking, hopes, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, loss of loved one, death ...
Time: year 1972
Place: france, europe, paris france, lyon
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75%
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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, family relations, friendship, wartime life, society, youth, culture clash, working class, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, breast cancer, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: memory loss, aging, life is a bitch, legal action, unfulfillment, politics, couple relations, mental illness, terminal illness, friendship, relationship vs career, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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64%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, infidelity, redemption, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, friendship, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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63%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, vengeance, couples, family relations, dishonesty, introspection, parents and children, love affair, redemption, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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61%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friends, friendship, family problems, family relations, couples, introspection, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, singleness, pregnancy, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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58%
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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
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55%
Amazing Women by the Sea (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, Bella, her husband Kajus and their young son, Thomas, spend seemingly endless holidays together. Next year the arrival of new neighbors, Rosa and Gabe and their two daughters, start changing their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, feminism, parents and children, friendship, couple relations, gender, friends, couples, family relations, summer vacation, beach, yacht ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: finland
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55%
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Jack (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack spends his days smoking pot, drinking and hitting on girls together with his friends. As opposed to his friends, Jack actually knows what he wants to do with his life, he wants be an author. After a long summer together with his friends Jack ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, writer's life, buddies, artists and showbiz, twentysomething life, writers, drugs, male nudity, bohemian, urban, drinking alcohol
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Speak Like a Child (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Speak Like a Child, the feature film debut of documentary director John Akomfrah, explores the intense friendship that evolves between three troubled teenagers growing up in an isolated children's home on the Northumbrian coast. The desolate ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: friendship, coming of age, best friends, orphan, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, friends, couples, couple relations, road not taken, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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54%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, gloomy, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, friends, couples, love and romance, writer's life, unfulfillment, romance, looking for love, love affair, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo, california
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53%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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53%
Family of Strangers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery: when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and, later, that her conception was the product of a rape.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching
Plot: adoption, doctors and patients, custody, missing person, terminal illness, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, babies and infants, rape, loss of virginity, child born of rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sorrow and Joy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must try to reach for mutual and mature love in order to continue life after death.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family problems, couples, under the surface, mentally unstable, couple relations, introspection, child killer, death in the family, family in crisis, jealous spouse, innocence lost, autobiography ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Freddy Hotel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freddy Angi, separate and homeless, stumbles into strange love affairs, including one with his wife Anna. The two meet now and then as lovers in a hotel room.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: couple relations, losing-it hero, cause and meaning, life is a bitch, dull life, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, writer's life, hotel, disintegration, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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49%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, family relations, urban setting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, family problems, alcohol abuse, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family in crisis, single parent, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, couples, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, doctor, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, golden years, elderly, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, soldier, family relations, couples, couple relations, wartime life, fall in love, destiny, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%