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, chess, thief, police officer, train, cat, student, criminal, desire, cemetery, elevator, moving, lie, mother daughter relationship, rain, car theft, city, teenage pregnancy, father son relationship, night, 18 year old, grape, young love, waking up ...
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 serious, realistic, touching and psychological films with plots about apology, cigarette smoking, telephone call, opening a door, telephone, visit and night 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: black boy, blond boy, breaking the law, casual sex, demonstration, waitress, warning, ambulance, arrest, old woman, riding a bicycle, following someone ...
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, parent child relationship, teenage pregnancy, breaking the law, naive woman, staircase, naive young woman, two friends, store, redhead girl ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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: motorcycle, teenage boy, running from police, ex convict, school expulsion, corporal punishment, school principal, con artists, stealing a car, drug dealing, teacher student relationship, troubled teen ...
Place: australia
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51%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, friends, pregnancy, snow, waitress, train, bowling, bittersweet, hopes, misfit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, religious cult, brainwashing, mind control, cult, clergy, dishonesty, society, breakup, religions or cults, kidnapping, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sexual euphemism, redheaded woman, ends with death, unhappy ending, two brothers, father in law son in law relationship, nostalgia, merchant, illness, visit, winter, black cat ...
Time: 1920s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ 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: night, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of child, newspaper, girl, brother sister relationship, redheaded woman, courtroom, letter, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, supermarket ...
Place: australia, 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, friendship between teens, italian abroad, family dinner, friendship between boys, car race, 18 year old, newspaper, waiter, teenage son, city, boy with glasses ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 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: black woman, sexual euphemism, sect, two brothers, running, newspaper, rain, brother brother relationship, lie, money, dog, escape attempt ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: against the odds, injustice, rebellion, state affairs, rivalry, crimes, society, fighting the system, young couple, woman kills a man, office, police interrogation ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: money, love, mother daughter relationship, roommate, friendship between men, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, beer, boy, extramarital affair, fall in love, infidelity ...
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: dying, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, beer, lie, airplane, death, rain, dog, nurse, card playing, illness ...
Place: adelaide south australia, australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unemployment, crumbling marriage, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, single parent, going straight, self discovery, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s, year 1956, 70s
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: teacher, great depression, prairie, isolation, canadian, staircase, blond boy, father daughter relationship, lie, radio, dancing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1935
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Blue Bayou (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
Plot: korean american, airport, adoption, lake, dancing, arrest, sacrifice, rain, beaten up, husband wife relationship, pregnant wife, tattooed man ...
Time: year 1981, year 1990, year 1986, year 1982, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, disturbing, enigmatic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: astronaut, secret, outer space, tragedy, male protagonist, waking up, promise, father son relationship, teen romance, mother son relationship, moon, black american ...
⇓ 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: serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, hit and run, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, vengeance, female judge, breaking the law, husband wife relationship, doctor, flashback, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, usa, new york, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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High Tide (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 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: suspense, biting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: alcohol abuse, surfing, family relations, social relations, family problems, social misfits, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, small town life, down on your luck, small town, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, touching ...
Plot: paranoia, psychiatrist, mental breakdown, suicide attempt, modeling, rape, model, disintegration, fashion, rise and fall, losing-it hero, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Weirdos (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two Nova Scotian teens who hit the road in July 1976 accompanied by the laconic ghost of (the still-living) Andy Warhol.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, sexy, tense, psychological ...
Plot: father son relationship, mother son relationship, runaway, mental illness, little boy, coming out, road trip, couple relations, love and romance, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: nova scotia, canada, nova scotia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
All I See Is You (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, thought provoking, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, married couple, blind woman, surgical operation, blonde, operation, medication, loss of eyesight, car accident, doctor, fear, lie ...
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: dancing, murder, murder victim, champion, visit, old man, dead man, blackjack, winning, black man, recruit, casino ...
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25%
My Salinger Year (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A college grad takes a clerical job working for the literary agent of the renowned, reclusive writer J.D. Salinger.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: literary agent, aspiring writer, female writer, writers, writer's life, roommate, career, lifestyle, relationship vs career, grownups, life philosophy, new yorker ...
Time: 90s, year 1963, year 1988, year 1996, year 1965 ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, vengeance, car accident, monster truck, revenge, rape, truck, rape and revenge, rivalry, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Brilliant Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 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, sexual harassment, courtroom, power relations, couples, rebellion, workplace, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
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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, incest overtones, juvenile delinquent, mother son relationship, teenage life, troubled teen, family problems, rebelliousness, anti conformity, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1982, year 2015 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, teacher, winning, dysfunctional family, single father, cheerleading, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, melancholic, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, grandmother granddaughter relationship, memory loss, lie, snow, self discovery, introspection, barbie, truck, anxiety ...
Place: california, sacramento california, florida, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: hit and run, vigilantism, workplace situations, mental illness, vengeance, crimes, legal action, rivalry, dishonesty, supermarket, cafeteria, remorse ...
Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, suspense, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, teen angst, teenage sex, children's home, juvenile delinquency, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, nervousness, female judge, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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22%