Movies like Nowhere to Run 1978

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Nowhere to Run (1978)
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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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Peppermint Candy
Drama
South Korea, Japan
129 min.
 7.8
With You, Without You
Drama, Romance
Sri Lanka
90 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and melancholic films with plots about husband wife relationship, suicide, secret, flashback, death, family relations and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Nowhere to Run: Where Love Has Gone (1964), Father of My Children (2009), With You, Without You (2012), The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008), Testament (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, trial, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children, marriage, teenage daughter, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
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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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: jazz, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couple relations, filmmaking, family life, showbiz, life is a bitch, financial crisis ...
Place: europe, france, sweden, paris france, italy
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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, marriage, marriage proposal, suicide, crying, rain, husband wife relationship, secret, gold, pawnshop, death of wife, hugging ...
Place: sri lanka
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   83%
 
 7.1
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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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System:   72%
    User:   80%
 
 6.5
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The Joneses
Genre: 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, realistic, cynical ...
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:   66%
    User:   70%
 
 6.8
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Nine Lives
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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 ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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System:   60%
    User:   72%
 
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 7.5
 69K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
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, gloomy ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
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, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: reunion, haunted by the past, politics, destiny, suicide, interrogation, friend, martial law, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, student protest, hit by a train ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1994, year 1980, year 1984 ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
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, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, writer's life, fall in love, love affair, haunted by the past, love and romance, swimming pool, marital discord, couples, mysterious character, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
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, confusion, adulterer, nymphomania, promiscuity, sexual promiscuity, sexual attraction, sex standing up, twin sister, adulteress, nymphomaniac ...
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
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 5.9
 106
Silent Witness
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 victim, brother in law, trial, testimony, rapist, secret, husband wife relationship, gang rape, rape, female nudity, witness, courtroom
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 5.1
 144
Harlow
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom. One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in ...
Plot: actress, director, friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mentor, impotence, suicide, infidelity, blonde, wedding, marriage ...
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System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 6.5
 64
Dinah East
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.
Plot: gender disguise, male nudity, flashback, transvestite, love, secret, lesbian sex, rape, female full frontal nudity, suicide, gay bar, drag ...
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System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
House of Sand and Fog
Genre: Crime, Drama
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 ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, depression, tragedy, hospital, suicide, fighting the system, greed, moral ambiguity, small town, loneliness, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
Money Buys Happiness
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: breakfast, love, suicide, husband wife relationship, interview, marriage, friend, son, hanging, flower, children, piano ...
Place: seattle washington
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
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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, realistic, stylized, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story
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, parent child relationship, family, dream, aunt, coma, aunt niece relationship, child in peril, flashback, secret, husband wife relationship, tradition ...
Place: new england
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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, 1950s, stone age
Place: africa, england, kenya, europe, usa ...
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System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 6.2
 310
Zen Noir
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: death, telephone, telephone call, murder, fire, male nudity, blood, husband wife relationship, gun, bare breasts, female nudity, flashback ...
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
 5.8
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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: professor, secret, husband wife relationship, murder, prostitute, criminal, flashback, female nudity, neo noir, corpse, death, police ...
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
The Joy Luck Club
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, friendship, family, immigrants, culture clash, storytelling, sacrifice, marriage, feminism, women, relationships, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, asia, usa, california
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 7.2
 28K
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, realistic, touching ...
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, mexico, nova scotia
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System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
The American Clock
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film is based on Arthur Miller's recollection of the events of the 1930's Depression. In the film, John Rubinstein, Mary McDonnell, and Loren Dean are all members of an upper class family who find the world completely changed when ...
Plot: card game, desperation, piano, foreclosure, farmer, banker, unemployment, theft, poverty, stock market crash, wealth, bracelet ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: manhattan new york city
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System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
The Tale of the Dean's Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The campus votes her most likely ... to ... and she does! AGAIN ... and AGAIN ... and AGAIN ... and AGAIN!
Plot: dean, free love, lsd, student, nymphomania, home invasion, orgy, threesome, college student, blackmail, cheating wife, photograph ...
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System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
Red Roses and Petrol
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Plot: pub, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, terminal illness, irish, cocaine, cremation, lunchbox, family tragedy, family conflict, video diary, flight attendant ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 

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Werther
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This adaptation of Geothe's The Sorrows of Young Werther offers a chilly and remote view of love and its passions. The setting is changed to Spain, and Werther (Eusebio Poncela) has taken a job tutoring the son of an estranged husband and wife. ...
Plot: love, boy, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teacher, suicide, tragic event, surgeon, tutor
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Honeymoon
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A wedding is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but things can go awry. When an uninvited guest turns up at the church and later at the reception as well, the newly-weds’ day turns sour. Shadows of the past can blight the most sumptuous of banquets ...
Plot: wedding, newlyweds, bully, wedding day, human ashes, male in bathtub, father in law son in law relationship, role playing, taking a bath, moral dilemma, fatherhood, redheaded woman ...
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
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