Movies like Nowhere to Run 1978

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Nowhere to Run (1978)
 7.3
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Nowhere to Run
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his death, assume a new identity and win $500,000 at blackjack.
Plot: private detective, suicide, husband wife relationship, secret
Place: san francisco, las vegas
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House of Sand and Fog
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
126 min.
 7.6
Peppermint Candy
Drama
South Korea, Japan
129 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, clever and psychological films with plots about husband wife relationship, suicide, secret, death, flashback, family relations and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Nowhere to Run: Disconnect (2012), Where Love Has Gone (1964), Runaway Jury (2003), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Nine Lives (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Disconnect
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: internet, technology, loneliness, lawyer, bullying, crumbling marriage, storytelling, multiple storylines, single father, solitude, tragedy, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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Where Love Has Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children, teenage daughter, trial, marriage, courtroom drama ...
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Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
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    User:   75%
 
House of Sand and Fog
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
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Place: california, usa, san francisco
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    User:   70%
 
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Nine Lives
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, drinking, hospital, human nature, relationships, death, multiple storylines, storytelling, couple relations, solitude ...
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Testament
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear war, tragedy, death, memory, loneliness, nuclear, depression, end of the world, human spirit, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, philosophy, depression, drinking, storytelling, destiny, adultery, guilt, drug addiction, human nature, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
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Father of My Children
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gregoire Canvel has everything a man could want: a wife he loves, three delightful children and his dream job - he is a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema, free and true to life, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family in crisis, jazz, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couple relations, filmmaking, family life, showbiz, life is a bitch, hot spring ...
Place: europe, france, sweden, italy, paris france
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System:   69%
    User:   78%
 
Die, Mommie, Die!
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You slipped into my life as easily as vermouth into a glass of gin, purrs reclusive singing star Angela Arden. Arden is not only haunted by a secret, she's treated like dirt by her louse of a husband, her snoopy maid, and her petulant daughter. ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, murder, male nudity, vengeance, drinking, family life, camp, death, cross dressing, virginity, actor's life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 60s, 1950s
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, spain
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System:   68%
    User:   71%
 
The Home of Dark Butterflies
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani (Niilo Syvaoja) has been shuttled between foster homes ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: island, youth, innocence lost, haunted by the past, isolation, couple relations, teenager, friendship, tough heroes, family problems, family relations, foster home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
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System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
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Zen Noir
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: bald woman, orange, baldness, meditation, dying woman, buddhist, pig, time lapse photography, hat, zen, shot with a gun, clue ...
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System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
 7.2
 27K
White Oleander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, prison, murder, mother daughter relationship, artist, runaway, dysfunctional family, loneliness, parents and children, school, friendship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, nova scotia, mexico
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System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
 4.0
 82
Blood Bride
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The somewhat frigid Marie falls in love with a man who, as it turns out, seems to have an unhealthy obsession with nuns. Could a childhood trauma have something to do with it?
Plot: negligee, psycho sexual, mistreatment, mother son incest, bad dream, catholicism, wedding night, fright, living room, psychological trauma, car driving, first sexual experience ...
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System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
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Mirror Images II
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shannon Whirry stars as Carrie and Terrie, a pair of twins who were separated in youth when their father murdered their mother and was in turn killed by his own bad twin daughter. Now the sweet-natured "good" sister has grown up to marry ...
Plot: private detective, twins, sexual murder, passionate sex, pleasure, psycho sexual, nymphomaniac, twin sister, adulteress, adulterer, nymphomania, confusion ...
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System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
With You, Without You
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film set, in post war Sri Lanka, brings us close to two characters who collide quite accidentally, and through them we experience the deep and seemingly unbridgeable chasm that conflict almost always creates. Will love help them cross the ...
Plot: rich man poor woman, pawnshop, motorcycle, hugging, gold, death of wife, suicide, rain, crying, marriage, marriage proposal, husband wife relationship ...
Place: sri lanka
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System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
 6.7
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Star 80
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, obsession, death, crumbling marriage, nudity (topless - notable), tragedy, manipulation, domestic disturbance, rise and fall, mentor, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: vancouver, california, los angeles, vancouver british columbia canada
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System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
 7.3
 63K
Cach?
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, suicide, childhood, paranoia, storytelling, adoption, family in crisis, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
 6.4
 179K
The Number 23
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, mystery, insanity, paranoia, murder, book, destiny, losing-it hero, suicide, plot twist, conspiracy theory, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
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Unthinkable
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, torture, fbi, cia, nuclear, manipulation, investigation, islam, world politics, twists & turns, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   38%
 
Red Shoe Diaries
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trapped by a burning secret. Torn by a blazing desire. He gave her his devoted passion. He offered her a lasting relationship. He promised her a secure future. She thought he was all she ever wanted. Until she met everything she ever desired: the ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, looking for sex, love and romance, couples, sex addict, lifestyle, erotica, jackhammer, aphrodisiac, public phone, stained glass window ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, serious, art house, non-linear ...
Plot: innocence lost, vengeance, sex, sexuality, male nudity, elderly lovers, desert, storytelling, art, pornography, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, stone age, 1950s
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, usa ...
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System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, India, Netherlands, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in post-colonial India, Qissa tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family. When Umber marries ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: obsession, parents and children, gender bending, gender, family relations, ghost, hidden identity, human nature, family life, dishonesty, society, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1947
Place: asia, india
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System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Peppermint Candy
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, haunted by the past, politics, destiny, martial law, suicide, interrogation, friend, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, student protest, detective agency ...
Time: 90s, year 1980, year 1984, year 1987, year 1994 ...
Place: south korea
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System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Giulia Doesn't Date at Night
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Guido, an acclaimed author, leads an idyllic life with his beautiful wife and teenage daughter. But despite his seemingly perfect existence, Guido's restless search for inspiration leads him into the arms of Giulia, a charming and mysterious ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: unlikely couple, writer's life, romance, fall in love, love affair, haunted by the past, love and romance, marital discord, swimming pool, couples, mysterious character, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
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Hard Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
 6.5
 36K
The Joneses
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: clever, biting, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, cheating, greed, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, death, suburban life, suburbs, reality tv, family, happy ending, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
Speaking Parts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling actor's job as a hotel custodian is a front for his real job: being rented out as a gigolo by his supervisor. A co-worker is obsessed with him, but he ignores and avoids her. He leaves his acting resume in the hotel room of a ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, psychological
Plot: obsession, destructive relationship, love affair, love triangle, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 5.7
 176
The Haven
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Police detective Jacques Laniel's life becomes a nightmare the day drive-by shootists gun down his partner Thomas Colin. His colleagues make matters worse by blaming him for the death, and after his wife leaves him, Laniel decides to quit the ...
Plot: bmw, bulimia, pretending to be gay, killed during sex, car salesman, salesman, private detective, patricide, strip club, partner, drive by shooting, homosexual ...
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System:   40%
    User:   42%
 

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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
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Duration: 85 min.
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