Movies like Strangers in Good Company

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Strangers in Good Company (1990)
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Strangers in Good Company (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.
Style: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky, semi serious, feminist film
Plot: friendship, nun, bus, wilderness, countryside, rescue, survival, adventure, youth, family relations, self discovery, hopes, elderly, human nature, unlikely partners, introspection, isolation, escapades, group of strangers, social relations, lesbian, native american, fishing, african american, abandoned house ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Strangers in Good Company

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and semi serious films with plots about family relations, friendship, friends, hopes, self discovery, bittersweet and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Strangers in Good Company: Just a Dream (2002), The Snow Walker (2003), Before Tomorrow (2008), The Auction (2013), Annie's Point (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, filmmaking, friends, friendship, social relations, family relations, youth, interracial relations, family life, obsession, coming of age, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: nevada, usa
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, nature, rescue, escapades, hopes, friends, stranded ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: native, isolation, human spirit, survival, family relations, friendship, wilderness, hopes, elderly, golden years, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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46%
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, farm, parents and children, selflessness, introspection, family relations, elderly, father daughter relationship, bittersweet, golden years, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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43%
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Annie's Point (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Annie (Bette White) wants to disperse her husband's ashes at a locale in California that they had named Annie's Point. Annie needs a bypass immediately and she wants to send out the ashes on her 50th wedding anniversary.
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: elderly, family relations, last wish, golden years, escapades, on the road, parents and children, rescue, gambling, cross country, stage fright, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, chicago illinois
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37%
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, christmas, village life, self discovery, small town life, family life, friendship, teenage life, village, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, social relations, village life, village, fall in love, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
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Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, class differences, society, hopes, youth, teenage life, social differences, rich and poor, friends, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
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32%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, best friends, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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Duck (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An elderly man loses his wife and is in despair. He saves the life of a duck
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: pets, self discovery, redemption, on the road, hopes, orphan, survival, golden years, elderly, family relations, bittersweet, death in the family ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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31%
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The Way Home (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story begins on a fine summers morning, when San-woo and his mother board a bus to the country. It is soon clear that the unsophisticated rural passengers annoy the seven-year-old urban boy. His mother is taking him to live with his 78-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, thought provoking, rough, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: grandmother grandson relationship, parents and children, friendship, generation gap, coming of age, village, family relations, village life, grandparent grandchild relationship, spoiled brat, childhood, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, tokyo, new jersey ...
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31%
Bombón: El Perro (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Patagonia, a mechanic who dreams of a different life starts to think big after his adopted pup wins first prize at a local dog show.Life is no bed of roses for 52-year-old Juan "Coco" Villegas. He, who has been a gas station attendant ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: unemployment, on the road, countryside, love and romance, friends, bittersweet, self discovery, gas station, mechanic, friendship, dog, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia
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31%
A Beautiful Secret (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The beloved screen legend Katy Jurado, the lights one last time in the history of a special friendship that develops between a lonely old woman and Jorge, a rebellious teenager in Mexico City in 1984. Through the use flashbacks, Jorge, now an adult, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human nature, rebellion, hopes, youth, teenage life, rebelliousness, teaching the ways of the world, elderly, friends, power relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
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30%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, self discovery, homecoming, americana, escape, golden years, hopes, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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The Necessities of Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, inter cultural
Plot: isolation, tuberculosis, hospital, illness, friends, hopes, friendship, human spirit, family relations, against the rules, family life, doctors and patients ...
Time: 50s
Place: canada
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Touching Wild Horses (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a young man is sent to live with his reclusive aunt (Jane Seymour) on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: isolation, island, friendship, self discovery, rehabilitation, love and romance, orphan, hopes, family relations, family life, introspection, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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28%
The Golden Seal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely 10-year-old boy living with his parents in a remote coastal part of Alaksa, spontaneously finds a legendary golden seal and her newborn pup. But the greed for her valuable pelt sets off the hunters, including his own father, the local ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, family relations, friendship, hunter, legend, rescue, seal the animal, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
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27%
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Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, family relations, human nature, working class, fall in love, youth, society, grownups ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
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26%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, youth, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, talky, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: family problems, couples, estrangement, family relations, introspection, redemption, mental illness, parents and children, golden years, hopes, disagreement, family feud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, talky, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, family relations, family problems, elderly, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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25%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: realistic, touching, road movie, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, obsessive quest, starting over, introspection, self discovery, family problems, society, love and romance, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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How Much Further (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Esperanza and Tristeza both have to get to Cuenca. However, by an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet ...
Style: realistic, touching, road movie, captivating, semi serious
Plot: self discovery, on the road, hopes, countryside, hitchhiking, bus, mountain, student, journalist, strike, journey, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ecuador, andes mountains
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25%
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Camilla (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Freda Lopez, an aspiring musician, travels with her husband to the beautiful beaches of Georgia where she befriends Camilla, an odd and exotic elderly woman who plays the violin. When the two embark on a journey together, Camilla reclaims a lost ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, self discovery, aging, elderly, couples, road trip, kidnapping, cons and scams, buddies, musician's life, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: cincinnati ohio, georgia, toronto ontario canada
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25%
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Third Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Style: humorous, emotional, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: best friends, friendship, dealing with death, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, wilderness, free spirited, one last chance, friends, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, wales
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25%
Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, adventure, orphan, survival, escapades, family, friends, family life, friendship, plague, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, maine
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24%
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Morgen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard in the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means posible, to Hungary and then further ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, self discovery, hopes, human spirit, dull life, immigrants, unlikely partners, family relations, countryside, unfulfillment, immigration, farmhouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, germany, hungary
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24%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, anger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
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24%
A Time in Quchi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Bao stays with his grandfather for the summer and is shocked to see there are no modern appliances.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friends, family problems, elderly, youth, village, countryside, school, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
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24%