Movies like A Shadow You Soon Will Be

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A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)
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A Shadow You Soon Will Be (1994)
Original name: Una sombra ya pronto serás
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film follows the exploits of middle aged man as he wanders through Argentina. It is set in the early 80's following the end of Argentina's long military dictatorship and is based on a 1990 novel by Osvaldo Soriano. Only recently returned from European exile, with no family and friends to welcome him home, "the engineer" travels the lonely southern Pampas of Argentina on the way to a job. He is periodically joined by other strange wanderers such as Nadia, the gun slinging psychic, Lem, a strange travelling millionaire, Barante, the hobo, and Coluccini, a bankrupt circus owner who involves "the engineer" in a rigged card game..
Style: road movie
Plot: thief, casino, cat, money, on the road, hotel, food, death, female nudity, gambling, flood, train, computer, secret, gun, highway, theft, bartender, mirror, fortune teller, kiss, dying, bus, mute, murder ...
Place: alaska, brazil, argentina, rome italy, bolivia, cleveland ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about drinking, cigarette smoking, drink, sex, death, bar and kiss mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Shadow You Soon Will Be: Bolivia (1999), Little Accidents (2014), Jesus' Son (1999), James White (2015), Where Is Kyra? (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, restaurant, bar, racism, cafe, discrimination, working class, social relations, society, culture clash, social decay, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, bolivia, buenos aires argentina
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Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Plot: small town, solace, shower, girl, gurney, reporter, pantyhose, death of father, milkshake, falling to the ground, fireworks, boss ...
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Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, thought provoking, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, destructive relationship, social misfits, hopes, rehabilitation, overdose, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
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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.
Plot: female nudity, cafe, deception, bus, rain, bank, funeral, dressing, brooklyn new york city, train, neighbor, gurney ...
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: poverty, bully, loneliness, slum, infirmary, falling, voyeur, brutality, gurney, grocery store, sex, death of husband ...
Time: 1960s
Place: buenos aires argentina
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: mafia, terrorism, death, funeral, hopes, dealing with death, family relations, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Best friends Deco (Lázaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura) co-own a cargo boat in Brazil's Salvador de Bahia. They give a ride to a sultry prostitute named Karinna (Alice Braga), and soon both men fall prey to her considerable sexual charms, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, sexy, serious
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Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Plot: fraternity, student, college, sibling relationship, brutality, parking lot, vomiting, photograph, male nudity, swimming pool, cell phone, female female kiss ...
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: factory, on the road, desert, small town, fish out of water, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
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Spare Parts (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Embittered widower, Ludvik, spends his nights transporting illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi acts as his helpmate. Together they become a well-trained duo who almost every ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: friendship, van, widower, working class, friends, immigrants, life is a bitch, terminal illness, motorcycle, cigarette smoking, friend, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, slovenia, croatia, former yugoslavia, europe ...
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Plot: illegal immigration, smuggling, friend, ship, underwater scene, french, brother sister relationship, tv news, grandmother granddaughter relationship, sleeping, gang, train station ...
Place: italy, africa, mediterranean sea, libya, algeria
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, tavern, superstition, all black cast, curse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, rave, supermarket, christmas, self discovery, couples, on the road, twentysomething life, couple relations, friends, best friend ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Paradise (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Road Movie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are overweight and bank loans but consider themselves lucky just to ...
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The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.
Style: offbeat, realistic, biting, serious, clever
Plot: obsession, single parent, youth, teaching the ways of the world, dedicated educator, teachers and students, power relations, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, family relations, prodigy, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kindergarten, israel, tel aviv israel
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
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Man Push Cart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock star turned immigrant, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. And every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day, however,the pattern ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary
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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
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Style: realistic, surreal, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: stylized, clever, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: reunion, martial law, friend, suicide, interrogation, politics, haunted by the past, destiny, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, student protest, sex ...
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, sexuality, prostitution, homosexuality, homosexual, fainting, prostitute, alienation, on the road, father son relationship, gay sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, portland oregon ...
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Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, self discovery, friendship, desert, love, sex, salesman, highway, road trip, romance, love and romance, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california, los angeles
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: sexual, serious, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: church, hotel, mental illness, bishop, unemployment, self discovery, tour guide, clergy, poet, spinster, bus, priest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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