Movies like The Wizard of Loneliness

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The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
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The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, female director, aunt nephew relationship, teenager, loneliness, mental patient, family relations, secret, grandmother, family secret, war veteran, runaway, aunt, generation gap, small town, coming of age, uncle, child's point of view
Time: 1940s
Place: vermont

Most similar movies to The Wizard of Loneliness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and thought provoking films with plots about world war two, coming of age, family relations, friendship, society, youth and female director mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Wizard of Loneliness: Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016), Class of '44 (1973), Raggedy Man (1981), The Neon Bible (1995), Last Man Club (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small Southern town in the autumn of 1941, Sophie’s lonely life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long-buried conflicts that erupt in bigotry and violence ...
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, female director, female nudity, interracial sex
Time: 1940s
Place: south carolina
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95%
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Class of '44 (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sequel to "Summer of '42" reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and ...
Plot: autobiography, coming of age, world war two, college, streetcar
Time: 1940s
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82%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, world war two, friendship, family relations, couples, parents and children, woman in danger, single parent, social relations, prejudice, gossip, sailor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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75%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Last Man Club (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A WW2 veteran destined for life in a retirement home escapes his difficult family situation and embarks on a cross country adventure to find the last remaining members of his B-17 bomber crew with the help of a beautiful accomplice.
Plot: honor, young woman, retirement home, world war two, friendship, veteran
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Cloud to the Resistance ) (1978), based on two works by Cesare Pavese, falls into the category of History Lessons and Too Early, Too Late as well. It, too, has two parts—a twentieth-century text and a ...
Plot: female director, italian history, greek mythology, mythology, post war, class struggle, myth, world war two, resistance
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: emotional, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, social relations, friends, family relations, discrimination, injustice, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Reunion (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two young boys from very different backgrounds become friends in 1933 Stuttgart. However, they don't realize how different they are until much later as one is the son of a well-to-do Jewish doctor and the other the son of a German aristocrat. ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: anti semitism, world war two, friendship, holocaust, society, homecoming, youth, coming of age, religions or cults, confined, against humanity, golden years ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Tango of Our Childhood (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is about the hard lot of a woman with an extraordinary character, who tries to raise her children and win back her husband, who left family for another woman, after return from the war.
Plot: world war two, husband wife relationship, horse, children, family relations, armenian, old woman, mother
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union, armenia, caucasus, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, world war two, friendship, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, working class, society, youth, best friend, snobbism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: terror, survivor, post world war two, secret, world war two, doctor, holocaust, concentration camp, murder, revenge, torture, execution ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: family relations, world war two, great depression, french canadian, conscription, canadian, religion, catholic
Place: quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hidden in Silence (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Poland 1939, shortly before invasion of the German troops. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to their 17-year-old catholic maid Fusia. In return Fusia provides them with food until the ghetto is ...
Plot: jewish, food, christmas eve, catholic, brooch, hiding, ghetto, teenager, secret, world war two, nurse, silence ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, farm, family relations, small town, racism, culture clash, family business, society, master and servant, parents and children, small town life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Northern Borders (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 'Northern Borders' tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents' Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It's 1956 ...
Plot: old man, coming of age, boy, childhood, heist, family relations, schoolboy, child protagonist, grandson, child driving a car, child as main character, old woman ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, secret, family secret, troubled teen, family secrets, teenage girl, choir
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Alan & Naomi (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Naomi, a young refugee from Nazi-occupied Paris, moves into Alan Silverman’s building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. But despite Naomi's strange behavior and the language barrier, they slowly develop a deep and touching ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, family relations, friendship, post traumatic stress disorder, holocaust, battles, friends, misfit, human nature, mental illness, dealing with death ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
From Here to Eternity (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack.
Plot: world war two, military base, u.s. army, cheating, military
Time: 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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There Should Be Rules (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mia and Mirjam are two 14-year-olds who live in a very dreary little town. Though not especially grown-up, they're both trying. Mirjam gets a head start by forming a relationship with an older man who says he loves her. Mia has a dad who drinks ...
Plot: relationships, small town, teenager, female director, swedish, adolescence, underage girl, friendship, older man young girl relationship, 14 year old, best friend, coming of age
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Secret Places (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young girls, soon to be women, sharing everything...except their secret places.
Plot: refugee, world war two, girls' school, female director, lesbian, redhead, female nudity, girl, mother daughter relationship, family relations, coming of age, friendship between girls ...
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 550
Convicts (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Texas writer Horton Foote's touching story set in 1902 features Robert Duvall as Sol, the hardened boss of a sugar plantation who unwittingly becomes a mentor to a young boy named Horace (Lukas Haas), who comes to Sol looking for a way to earn ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, contemplative, serious
Plot: farm, family relations, master and servant, society, culture clash, youth, small town, social relations, friends, orphan, coming of age, nothing goes right ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, society, friends, family relations, interracial relations, youth, clergy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, siblings relations, eccentric family, love and romance, love affair, family relations, youth, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Separate Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to ...
Style: emotional, sexy, sexual, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, coming of age, friendship, world war two, teenage life, boarding school life, gays and lesbians, love and romance, hopes, love affair, best friends, college life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, desire, religious conversion, sexuality, teenager, islam, female director, woman, mother, daughter
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 663
The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, family problems, working class, americana, dealing with death, parents and children, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, family in crisis, society, urban ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: detroit, usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Everyone Dies Alone (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When they start losing family members and neighbors due to WWII and the Nazi government's policies, a quiet married couple becomes disillusioned and begins spreading leaflets against the government - a crime punishable by death.
Plot: gestapo, ss, world war two, death, loss of son, nazi germany, dead soldier, nazi soldier, mother, desperation, nazi, death of son ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 39
Miriam (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Heart-wrenching story of a woman who takes another's identity to survive the most horrible time of the 20th Century. Miriam is the triumphant story of one woman's survival and success, which takes place in Lithuania over a period of forty ...
Plot: nazi uniform, nazi, prison, holocaust, captivity, starvation, survivor, suffering, world war two, soldier, hiding, fight ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: politics, soldier, world war two, dishonesty, political corruption, friendship, military, homecoming, innocence lost, fighting the system, state affairs, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Red Dirt Rising (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949).
Plot: world war two, race car, race, car racing, nascar, racing
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%