Movies like Nobody Waved Goodbye

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Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964)
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Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his only real ally being his girlfriend Julie. Peter's relationship with his parents reaches its boiling point when he borrows his father's new car without permission and is left by him to spend the night in jail after Peter is arrested for reckless driving. Peter runs away from home and moves into a rooming house, and eventually gets a shady job as a parking attendant. His relationship with Julie becomes exponentially more complicated and he finally realizes that being alone in the real world is much harder than he ever imagined.
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, teenage love, thief, cat, student, kitchen, chess, criminal, train, telephone, book, cemetery, singing, teenage pregnancy, song, car theft, city, lie, elevator, moving, rain, night, father son relationship, waitress, teenage protagonist ...
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Nobody Waved Goodbye

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about apology, telephone call, opening a door, night, visit, cigarette smoking and telephone mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Nobody Waved Goodbye: Unfinished Business (1984), Wedding in White (1972), Fast Talking (1984), Goin' Down the Road (1970), Ticket to Heaven (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Unfinished Business (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seventeen year old Izzy Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life boring and directionless. Meant to be a sequel to Don Owen's acclaimed 1964 film "Nobody Waved Good-bye", "Unfinished Business" ...
Plot: apology, kissing, riding a bicycle, policewoman, beard, sexual euphemism, talking while driving, dancing, bus driver, black cat, bridge, night ...
Place: canada
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95%
Wedding in White (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young girl's brother comes home from the army, and brings an army buddy with him. The three of them go out that night to celebrate, and after much drinking has been done, the brother's friend rapes the sister. After the two men have gone ...
Plot: rape, world war two, dysfunctional family, teenager, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, bedroom, threat, teenage daughter, age difference, looking in a window, family tragedy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Fast Talking (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.
Plot: laughter, teenager, cigarette lighter, lie, city, underage smoking, police car, train, caged bird, supermarket, teenage son, cricket bat ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Goin' Down the Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Story of desolation as two friends travel from Nova Scotia to Toronto in hope of finding a better life. Drifting from job to job: bottling plant, car wash, bowling alley, newspaper delivery, and in between enjoying the night life of the big city. ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, pregnancy, bowling alley, snow, waitress, train, bowling, small town, working class, misfit ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, mind control, brainwashing, cult, religious cult, society, cons and scams, innocence lost, kidnapping, human nature, breakup, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lies My Father Told Me (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Jewish boy grows up in 1920s Montreal with a grandfather who tells stories and a father who won't work.
Plot: black cat, nostalgia, denial, visit, threat to kill, obscene finger gesture, baby boy, bottle, city, rabbi, child protagonist, old man ...
Time: 1920s
Place: montreal, canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Annie's Coming Out (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It tells the story of a young female social worker who begins work at a hospital for retarded children, and discovers that some of the psychological problems attributed to these children are incorrectly diagnosed. Proving this to be the case is ...
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, storm, lying on bed, rain, lighting a cigarette, sister sister relationship, opening a door, crying woman, man with glasses, redheaded woman, visit ...
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The FJ Holden (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Suburban Australia in the late 70s. It was the era of the drive-in movie, the Chico Roll girl and the beloved FJ Holden. Boasting drunken fist fights, back seat sex, illegal drag racing, a classic Oz rock soundtrack (featuring Ol'55, Skyhooks ...
Style: road movie
Plot: teenage girl, husband wife relationship, mirror, gay slur, lighting a cigarette, carrying someone, stolen car, lying on bed, waiter, menu, touching breasts, car ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An impressionable young man finds himself literally enslaved by a modern-day religious cult. In an effort to bring him back to reality, the boy's parents hire a deprogrammer to kidnap him and return him to his family.
Style: spiritual
Plot: bible, religion, lighting a cigarette, wristwatch, coach, playing acoustic guitar, surveillance camera, pool table, hallucination, kiss, student, camera ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Fourth Wish (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The poignant struggle of a man to grant his terminally ill son three wishes - and the obstacles cast in his way of achieving this goal.
Plot: climbing stairs, beach, priest, flat, seat belt, opening a door, saying goodbye, pajamas, comb, airport, snoring, disease ...
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Handyman (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One of Canada's talented directors, actress Micheline Lanctot expresses an effective, engaging approach in this simple, poignant drama about Armand (Jocelyn Berube), a handyman with one problem romance after another. The quiet Armand settles ...
Plot: bachelor, apology, cigarette smoking, wristwatch, lying on bed, brunette, toilet, bedroom, basement, cuckold, suitcase, husband wife relationship ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Seize the Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but ...
Style: realistic, bleak, semi serious, gloomy, no music ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unemployment, family relations, life is a bitch, society, hopes, crumbling marriage, going straight, unfulfillment, single parent, family problems, couples, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s, year 1956, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 336
Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, injustice, newspaper office, opening a door, looking at picture, corpse with eyes open ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
Plot: great depression, teacher, prairie, isolation, canadian, schoolhouse, drawing, marriage, meeting, male in bathtub, train, world war one veteran ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, violence, revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, deadly, crimes, chaos, injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Beyond the Stars (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an astronaut himself one day, befriends Paul Andrews, the first man ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: astronaut, secret, outer space, tragedy, promise, father son relationship, waking up, male protagonist, teen romance, mother son relationship, moon, alcoholic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hitting Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Canadian businesswoman Dinah Middleton's is devastated when her teenage son, Alex, is killed by a hit-and-run driver. When the police fail to turn up any suspects, she turns private detective to track the killer down. She traces the murderer to ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hit and run, obsession, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, crimes, deadly, talking while driving, piano, brother sister relationship, ambulance, american abroad ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, usa, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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High Tide (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.
Style: touching, suspense, realistic, serious, biting
Plot: alcohol abuse, surfing, down on your luck, parents and children, small town, family relations, social relations, family problems, unfulfillment, social misfits, life is a bitch, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward ...
Style: bleak, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: model, rape, modeling, mental breakdown, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, paranoia, fashion, disintegration, rise and fall, rising to stardom, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 8K
Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, disturbing, captivating, touching
Plot: custody battle, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, divorced parents, father son relationship, police, lie, boy, lawyer, child, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Brilliant Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, feminism, sexual abuse, siblings relations, sexual relations, uncover truth, workplace situations, boss and employee, courtroom drama, false accusation, manipulation, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Stacy's Knights (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop roll. Soon the casino wants to even the odds. How long can ...
Plot: ambulance, night, woman with glasses, bridge, mirror, happy ending, van, dancing, gambling, telephone call, horse riding, lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, teacher, winning, dysfunctional family, single father, bittersweet, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, melancholic, touching
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, lie, prayer, apology, drinking, snow, self discovery, introspection ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 49K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, teenage life, rebelliousness, anti conformity, family problems, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 2010, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Style: captivating, disturbing, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, husband wife relationship, theft, funeral, drinking, lie, anger, name calling, african american, waitress, death of mother, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fire with Fire (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy
Plot: chase, teenage love, lovers on the run, society, love and romance, romance, teenage life, love affair, school, prison life, fall in love, on the run ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Hotel Sorrento (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel which she claims is entirely fictional. The book causes a stir ...
Style: sincere, touching, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: beach, unfulfillment, elderly, youth, golden years, family gatherings, death in the family, homecoming, family life, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, london, new york, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
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Split Second (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.The stressed-out lawyer hits his melting point one fateful day, when he runs away from the consequences of his actions.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hit and run, mental illness, vengeance, workplace situations, vigilantism, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, legal action, crimes, argument, driving ...
Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sorry We Missed You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story exploring the issue of hardship in modern-day Britain through a young couple scraping to get by in a casual jobs market. A hard-up delivery driver and his carer wife are pushed to breaking point as they struggle to keep their family afloat ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, disturbing
Plot: working class, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, bus, father son relationship, job interview, poverty, debt, graffiti, family, adaptation ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996, year 1984, year 2008
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%