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Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
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Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, not long after World War I. Eli (Cliff Robertson), a barn storming pilot who has the emotional make-up of an 11-year-old, and Rodger (Eric Shea), his 11-year-old son who possesses the wisdom of the ancients, set off to see the world, which means flying all the way to San Willow. To Eli, San Willow seems to be as fabled as Xanadu and quite as remote. In essence, "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies" is about the adventures of Rodger and Eli getting from nowhere to nowhere. Eli, a killer with the ladies at first, always leaves them unsatisfied. He seems to have a sex problem. Rodger spends a lot of his time getting his dad out of scrapes. He also drinks, smokes and goes to sleep at night crying for his deceased mom.
Plot: pilot, parent child relationship, airplane, beer, father son relationship, trick, travel, small town, world war one veteran
Time: 1920s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, sincere and contemplative films with plots about father son relationship, parent child relationship, pilot, small town, family relations, airplane and mother son relationship mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies: Now or Never (1998), Necessity (1988), The Big Show (1961), Termini Station (1989), Beautiful Dreamer (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Now or Never (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jean Pierre Lefebrvre directed this Canadian drama, the final film in a trilogy that began in 1967 with Don't Let It Kill You and continued in 1977 with The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died. All three feature Abel Gagne (Marcel Sabourin), a ...
Plot: pilot, debt, farm, airfield, dark secret, old man, co pilot, absent father, father son relationship, airplane, family relations, countryside ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, quebec
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Necessity (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A model discovers her wealthy husband is a dangerous drug dealer. She leaves him, taking along two million dollars of his money, but what she really wants is custody of their daughter. She hatches a plan to abduct her daughter and take her to ...
Plot: pilot, on the run, model, female protagonist, false identity, airplane
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The Big Show (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A European circus family is torn apart by greed and jealousy.
Plot: chimpanzee, skiing, bear attack, father son relationship, circus, trapeze, polar bear, flashback, knife throwing, bear, tightrope walker, hippopotamus ...
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Termini Station (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family, parent child relationship, poker, nipples visible through clothing, braless, trailer park, mother daughter relationship, prostitution
Place: canada, ontario canada
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Beautiful Dreamer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot (Egglesfield) gets shot down and gets amnesia, later on his stricken-with-grief wife (Langton) finds him in a small town and she is shocked that he doesn't remember her.
Plot: female director, beating, amnesia, medical examination, prison, false identity, husband wife relationship, father figure, pilot
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Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: About a notorious Connecticut convicted rapist.
Plot: serial rapist, rapist, parent child relationship, father son relationship, rape, lovers on the run, runaway, mother son relationship
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Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: deaf, medical examination, parent child relationship, therapy, father son relationship, family relations, family conflict, problem solving, deaf child, treatment, moral dilemma, disabled child ...
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Frequent Flyer (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Drama about airline pilot who is married to two separate women in separate towns and who eventually takes on a third wife. Much to his dismay, the separate worlds he lives in begin to collide, and the truth of his womanizing and bigamy begin to come ...
Plot: female stockinged legs, pantyhose, adultery, pilot, woman takes off shoes, bigamy, polygamy
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The hour of Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Theo goes looking for someone who can tell him about his dad and the person he loved. His quest leads him into the Alps, where George has been living as a recluse for ten years. As they meet, the two men start to make sense of their lives.
Plot: parent child relationship, love, gay, quest, generation, friend, father son relationship, mountain
Place: london, switzerland
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Promises (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Self made millionaire Rolando Dominguez (Carlos Guerrero) could not resist the tempting pleasures that came with his success and now finds himself homeless, demented, and tormented by flashbacks of his regretful mistakes and broken promises to his ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, contemplative
Plot: riches to rags, parent child relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, promise, crazy, millionaire, family relations, father son relationship, money, wealth, rich, homeless ...
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Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.
Plot: ethics, teenage girl, small town, taunting, model, travel, beauty pageant, hollywood, naivete
Time: 70s
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Days of Dreams (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A routine, slightly superficial look at a young woman's romantic coming-of-age. The attractive teen is tending a flock of sheep in the middle of nowhere, nowhere except for an adjacent military base. One of the pilots at the base has a penchant ...
Plot: field, pilot, cow, beehive, waterfall, sheep, fighter jet, countryside
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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Crash Point: Berlin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a mid-air collision, an uncontrollable passenger plane with 90 souls on board speeds through the skies over Germany. The impact point for the inevitable plane crash is easily calculated: the center of Berlin. Now the race is on to prevent the ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: crash, airplane accident, airplane, pilot, aviation, passenger, save the day, moral dilemma, danger, aircraft cockpit, garbage, cabin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives. The resulting truths they must face, end in an explosive ...
Style: gothic
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Midlothia is a small, tight-knit town, where everyone knows everyone else's business. On Fred's last day in town, he and his closest friends uncover secrets that threaten the fabric of their friendship.
Plot: barbed wire, friendship, infidelity, beer, duck, shotgun, mini van, small town, tequila, abortion, drinking contest, alcohol
Place: texas
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Homer (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Homer is 18... and he wants to keep the feeling of the first time going for the rest of his life
Plot: motorcycle, funeral, farmer, parent child relationship, marijuana, sheriff, loss of friend, high school prom, generation gap, protest, cult, small town ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: wisconsin, woodstock
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Father's Acre (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love makes a bad relationship between father and son all the more rancorous in this drama from Hungarian director Viktor Oszkar Nagy. A convict (Janos Derzsi) returns home after a long stretch in prison to a less than enthusiastic welcome; his son ...
Plot: family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, incestuous desire, father son reunion, father son estrangement, crab, aunt nephew relationship, father slaps son, sex with sister in law, sex with brother in law, knife held to throat ...
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The Journey (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, UK
Duration: 150 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Time: 1920s, 20s
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Empty Cradle (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Circle of Violence - A Family Drama (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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A Captive in the Land (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American meteorologist attempts to rescue an injured Soviet airman. A killer storm soon maroons them both and the unlikely duo must learn to overcome their differences in order to survive the real life terrors of the Arctic.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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