Movies like Nowhere to Run 1978

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Nowhere to Run (1978)
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
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: suicide, secret, private detective, husband wife relationship
Place: las vegas, san francisco

Most similar movies to Nowhere to Run

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, offbeat, cult film and psychological films with plots about husband wife relationship, suicide, family relations, secret, rape, father son relationship and flashback mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Nowhere to Run: Where It's At (1969), Travis McGee (1983), Secrets (1995), Roses Are for the Rich (1987), Lad: A Dog (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 162
Where It's At (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A "Sixties Generation" comedy about an offbeat father-son relationship. Dad runs a Las Vegas hotel-casino and his son is a college student with a different set of moral and ethical standards. When they meet in Vegas, they immediately clash ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional
Plot: hotel, casino, gays and lesbians, parents and children, life is a bitch, college, chorus girl, ambition, family relations, gambling, downfall, generation gap ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 72
Travis McGee (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Travis McGee is a world-weary private eye trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.
Plot: reputation, corpse, faked death, investigator, private investigator, private detective, boat
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 63
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 ⇓
77%
Roses Are for the Rich (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In a small town in Appalachia, Autumn's young husband is killed in a suspicious mine explosion. She vows vengeance on mine owner Douglas Osborne and dedicates her life to destroying him, even at the cost of her own happiness. When her attempts ...
Plot: revenge, coal mine, rose, cyanide, murder trial, doll
Place: san francisco, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.3
 87
Lad: A Dog (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of the rough collie hero, Sunnybank Lad. Based on the book by Albert Payson Terhune.
Plot: father daughter relationship, barking, husband wife relationship, dog, rescue, owner dog relationship, dog movie, dog actor, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Thumb Tripping (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gary and Shay are two happy-go-lucky flower children who hitchhike in the beautiful Big Sur-Monterey area of California.
Style: road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, marriage, husband wife relationship, motorcyclist, truck, truck driver, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, love, weirdo, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.0
 175
Tweek City (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tweek City is a week in the life of Bill, a potentially closeted, half-Latino, small-time speed dealer in San Francisco's Mission District. Bill is stuck on an endless walk from one empty experience to the next. Only Bill's friend Jerm has ...
Plot: homelessness, methamphetamine, closeted homosexual, gay latino, drugs, urban setting, male nudity, suicide, gay
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 47
Elle (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria, Chile, Switzerland, Portugal
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a neurotic bachelor who, after marrying a beautiful woman, submits her to increasingly deranged accusations of infidelity and pleas for forgiveness.
Plot: female director, marriage, husband wife relationship, paranoia, jealousy, mansion
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a deep sleep, she dreams of returning to her hometown, taking ...
Plot: holiday, family, parent child relationship, loss of mother, back from the dead, sleigh, husband wife relationship, tradition, flashback, secret, getting home, sweetheart ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: cancer, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boy, family relations, estranged father, widower, coming of age, workaholic, death of mother, death of wife, terminal illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 251
Shameless (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's the summer of 1951 in Oslo. Lillian and Amund Wang are blessed with their first and only child. Adrian Wang - a boy or a girl?
Plot: family relations, bully, bullying, secret, albino, transsexual, oedipus complex, shame
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Queen of Spades (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hermann is an officer of the engineers in the Imperial Russian Army. He constantly watches the other officers gamble, but never plays himself. One night, Tomsky tells a story about his grandmother, an elderly countess. Many years ago, in France, she ...
Plot: gambling, secret, greed, card game, ghost
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 151
The Shadow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adapted from Peyami Safa’s novel Selma and Her Shadow, the movie tells the story of Selma. Selma (Görkem Yeltan) is the ultimate femme fatale whose alluring and seductive nature and irresistible charms exude an aura of death for men.
Plot: suicide, murder, cigarette smoking, love, femme fatale, neo noir, poem, woman smoker
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Mandala (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the differing lives of two Buddhist monks in Korea. By following their lives and their interaction throughout the film, Im creates a contemplation of the nature of individualism, religious belief and enlightenment.
Plot: buddhist, enlightenment, monk, rape, korean, zen, suicide
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: police officer, police investigation, cop killer, murder investigation, racism, police, murder, black cop, assistant district attorney, nypd, buddy cop
Place: new york, san francisco, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, abandoned house, murder, death, skateboard, pregnancy, surrealism, skateboarding, drugs, sex, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 482
Consent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A wealthy Manhattan family's inability to cope with the suicide of their eldest daughter sends them into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and sexual taboos that threatens to destroy them.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, looking for love, life is a bitch, love and romance, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, adultery, cynicism, incestuous desire, disability, family, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on Sidney Sheldons novel.
Plot: ambition, starlet, actress, woman slaps man, casting couch, stroke, hollywood sign, rape, comedian, revenge, betrayal, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Money Buys Happiness (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man and a woman, unpleasant bickering nitwits both, push a big stupid metaphor (in the shape of a piano) across Seattle.
Style: spiritual
Plot: children, telephone operator, family relations, love, breakfast, pilgrimage, flower, piano, hanging, son, suicide, friend ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Miracle in the Woods (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the ...
Plot: hospital, secret, sibling relationship, forest, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, african american, funeral, cat, deep south, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.
Style: christian film, disturbing, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: church, hospital, near death experience, husband wife relationship, heaven, recovery, car accident, prayer, hospital bed, praying, ambulance, truck ...
Time: year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
How to Be Loved (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, ...
Plot: murder suspect, flashback, airplane, tank, theater, cigarette smoking, airport, cognac, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
El carnaval de Sodoma (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Residents of a bordello scurry to put together their outfits for an annual carnival.
Plot: oppression, gay interest, erotica, rat, nightclub, suicide, prostitution, opium, brothel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 71
Dinah East (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A glamorous movie queen of the 1950s is revealed to be a man whose secret led to complicated relationships.
Style: cult film
Plot: movie star, drag, flashback, secret, homosexual kiss, boxing match, nudity (full frontal - brief), suicide, gay, gay bar, love, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: It's 1956 in the beach town of Trilby. After asking the questions pertaining to the situation, sixteen year old working class Robert Joseph Jones - who prefers to be called Bo Jo - asks his same aged girlfriend, upper middle class Julie Greher, ...
Plot: kindergarten, newborn, pregnant bride, pregnant woman, newborn baby, maternity ward, expectant father, baby born, pregnant girlfriend, husband wife relationship, pregnant teenager, childbirth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Friend's Betrayal (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two childhood friends grow up. One has a family and the other has a career. One relationship may make or break a family. Paul, the teenage son, must decide what he wants for his future. While family would like to make that decision for him. Watch as ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage girl, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, break up, old friend, breakup, middle aged woman, father son relationship, photographer, family relations, birthday party ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 148
Silent Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.
Plot: rape, fear, family conflict, brother in law, rape victim, secret, husband wife relationship, family relations, gang rape, rapist, courtroom, witness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 101
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 ⇓
35%
The Etruscan Smile (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Relative newcomers Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis are directing from a script by Michael McGowan, Sarah Bellwood and Michal Lali Kagan. The story follows tough old Scotsman Rory MacNeil as he travels from his home in the remote island of Vallasay, ...
Plot: father son reunion, treatment, family relations, sleeping on a couch, american abroad, father in law son in law relationship, father son conflict, doctor patient relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, wood carving, nude swimming, father son relationship ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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