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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. Returning to his old neighborhood in Chicago's "Patch" district, he finds his car gone, all his worldly possessions pawned by his landlord, and the apartment he's lived in his entire adult life rented out to a single mother named Jenny and her eight year-old daughter Angelina.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sincere, touching
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, friends, elderly, single parent, bittersweet, domestic violence, pneumonia, father figure, hustler
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and sincere films with plots about family relations, hopes, self discovery, redemption, parents and children, society and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Last Rites of Joe May: A Master Builder (2013), Max Rose (2013), Drunkboat (2010), I Am (2010), Erratum (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, couples, aging, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, golden years, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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95%
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 498
Max Rose (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An ageing jazz pianist learns something about his wife of 65 years, leading him to question their life together.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: aging, introspection, jazz, elderly, memory, flashback sequence, death of wife, friendship, dishonesty, dealing with death, old man, pianist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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92%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 3.4
 375
I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, ten commandments ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.8
 513
Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, buddies, parents and children, profanity, hopes, friends, estrangement, redemption, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.1
 594
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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85%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, redemption, death of wife, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 86
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, profanity, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, couples, power relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, introspection, musician's life, one more chance, celebrity culture, lifestyle, showbiz, hip hop, ambition, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, hopes, elderly, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 555
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 661
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 477
The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, family life, redemption, society, buddies, life is a bitch, soldier, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 484
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, estrangement, family problems, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, meth lab, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 80
Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.5
 366
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, youth, going straight, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: christian film, captivating, contemplative, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, religious, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, youth, misfit, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, therapist, boy, teenage boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, undressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, uncover truth, adoption, family relations, protecting from truth, hopes, life is a bitch, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, artists and showbiz, introspection, actor's life, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, aging, drugs/alcohol, hopes, love, elderly, couple relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 439
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, self discovery, youth, racism, social differences, lacrosse, interracial relations, family relations, high school life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 193
The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, introspection, elderly, drug abuse, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, starting over, hopes, family relations, family problems, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 7K
Manglehorn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day. But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: cat, small town, starting over, haunted by the past, aging, golden years, elderly, hopes, father son relationship, loneliness, locksmith, locked in ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, unfulfillment, family feud, redemption, bittersweet, siblings relations, terminal illness, hopes, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%