Movies like Lies My Father Told Me

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Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
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Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.
Plot: dog, dancing, horse, gambling, ghetto, prostitute, money, winter, cat, forest, jewish, pregnancy, religion, fishing, snow, storm, death, illness, inventor, doctor, sleeping, cemetery, boy, father, tragedy ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and touching films with plots about cigarette smoking, apology, telephone call, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mirror and telephone mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Lies My Father Told Me: Wedding in White (1972), Unfinished Business (1984), The FJ Holden (1977), Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964), Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, world war two, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, breaking the law, naive woman, staircase, naive young woman, two friends, store, redhead girl ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: canada
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Unfinished Business (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seventeen year old Izzy Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life boring and directionless. Meant to be a sequel to Don Owen's acclaimed 1964 film "Nobody Waved Good-bye", "Unfinished Business" ...
Plot: black boy, blond boy, breaking the law, casual sex, demonstration, waitress, warning, ambulance, arrest, old woman, riding a bicycle, following someone ...
Place: canada
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The FJ Holden (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Suburban Australia in the late 70s. It was the era of the drive-in movie, the Chico Roll girl and the beloved FJ Holden. Boasting drunken fist fights, back seat sex, illegal drag racing, a classic Oz rock soundtrack (featuring Ol'55, Skyhooks ...
Style: road movie
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Place: sydney australia, australia
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Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his ...
Audience: teens
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: teacher, great depression, prairie, isolation, canadian, staircase, blond boy, father daughter relationship, lie, radio, dancing, husband wife relationship ...
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Place: canada
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Annie's Coming Out (1984)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: It tells the story of a young female social worker who begins work at a hospital for retarded children, and discovers that some of the psychological problems attributed to these children are incorrectly diagnosed. Proving this to be the case is ...
Plot: night, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of child, newspaper, girl, brother sister relationship, redheaded woman, courtroom, letter, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, supermarket ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, pregnancy, snow, waitress, train, bowling, bittersweet, hopes, misfit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.
Plot: dying, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, beer, lie, airplane, death, rain, dog, nurse, card playing, illness ...
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
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Heatwave (1982)
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