Movies like The Gin Game 1981

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The Gin Game (1981)
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The Gin Game (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in an old folks home, senior citizen Weller Martin (Hume Cronyn) has the disease of Old Age, meets an old woman named Fonsia Dorsey (Jessica Tandy) who's diabetic. They both discuss issues such as society, the hospitals, money, families, and the folks home where they live, over a game of Gin Rummy. Fonsia has never played before so Weller teachers her. Instantly she goes on a winning streak, making it very hard for Weller not to lose his temper. But he does. Both put out an excellent performance with a lot of swearing!
Plot: filmed play, elderly, theatre play, retirement home, wife and husband lead actors

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about elderly, family relations, golden years, retirement home, aging, friendship and death mostly in Drama, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Gin Game: Foxfire (1987), To Dance with the White Dog (1993), Camilla (1994), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), St. John in Exile (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Foxfire (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: mountain, family life, human spirit, ghost, hopes, elderly, golden years, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, couples, singer ...
Time: 80s
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To Dance with the White Dog (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant. Sam takes the dog on a nostalgic journey which ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching
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The Gin Game (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This powerfully bittersweet comedy follows the relationship that develops between nursing home residents Fonsia (Mary Tyler Moore) and Weller (Dick Van Dyke) during a series of gin games in which their ailments, misfortunes and losses are exposed in ...
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Camilla (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Freda Lopez, an aspiring musician, travels with her husband to the beautiful beaches of Georgia where she befriends Camilla, an odd and exotic elderly woman who plays the violin. When the two embark on a journey together, Camilla reclaims a lost ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, couples, aging, elderly, self discovery, road trip, kidnapping, singing, family relations, friends, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dean Jones is Saint John in this intimate, inspiring one-man presentation of John in exile on Patmos. Full of humor, strong in spirit, and resolutely committed to Christ, John shares his account of the events that changed the course of human ...
Style: one man show
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Time: 1st century
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
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Cocoon (1985)
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Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama
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