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: sex, football, thief, casino, cat, money, on the road, hotel, food, programmer, death, female nudity, gambling, flood, train, computer, telephone, secret, gun, highway, theft, bartender, penguins, mirror, photograph ...
Place: rome italy, alaska, brazil, bolivia, argentina, cleveland ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and gloomy films with plots about drinking, drink, cigarette smoking, kiss, food, money and sex mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Shadow You Soon Will Be: Bolivia (1999), Three Brothers (1981), Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965), Jesus' Son (1999), Little Accidents (2014). 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: rough, sincere, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, unemployment, racism, bar, restaurant, cafe, rich and poor, culture clash, social misfits, crimes, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, argentina, latin america, 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: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, mafia, funeral, death, terrorism, farm, family problems, social worker, estrangement, family gatherings, death in the family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, germany ...
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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: adolescence, freedom, fascism, orphan, escape, male rape, physical abuse, alone, family abandonment, psychological abuse, hopes, poverty ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: buenos aires argentina
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Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
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, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, life is a bitch, misfit, rehabilitation, hopes, graphic violence, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, iowa, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
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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.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
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Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, self discovery, family gatherings, parents and children, human nature, reunion, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, los angeles, mexico ...
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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, psychological, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, unfulfillment, lovers on the run, couples, estrangement, unemployment, small town, small town life, family in crisis, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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56%
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
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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: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, curse, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
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53%
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Paradise (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up ...
Plot: astronaut, televangelist, minister, hypocrisy, brother brother relationship, boxer, prison, salvation, stadium, evangelist, funeral, letter ...
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52%
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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 ...
Style: road movie
Plot: loneliness, on the road, photograph, police, truck accident, mining, prostitute, crying, insurance, truck, car accident, stabbing ...
Place: chicago illinois, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
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Luminous Motion (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she gets her own place. Then the kid's father shows up to try ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, offbeat
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, family problems, store, parents and children, alcohol abuse, friendship, island, female director, crossword puzzle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, beirut lebanon
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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 ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life, eating ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
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50%
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 ...
Style: tense, clever, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: embezzlement, family relations, island, jail, daydreamer, boardwalk, monopoly, crimes, family life, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, atlanta georgia, new jersey ...
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Funes, un gran amor (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of musicians, prostitutes, gamblers, and laborers, react to the arrival of a tango pianist at a saloon.
Plot: brothel madam, tango, brothel, sex, lesbian, game, prostitution, mafia, saloon
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, contemplative, feel good ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s
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Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: suspenseful, melancholic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: teenage boy, infidelity, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, coming of age, unemployed, golf, fire, bus, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: montana
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Lean on Pete (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
Style: road movie, exciting, captivating, disturbing, light
Plot: horse, racehorse, teenage boy, father son relationship, loneliness, on the road, doctor, horse trainer, coming of age, money, drunk, runaway ...
Place: portland oregon
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39%
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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: psychological, touching, serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
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38%
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Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Plot: gay, gay teenager, korean american, spa, lgbt, bus, birthday party, party, church, holding hands, dorm room, pubic hair ...
Place: los angeles, korea
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37%
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
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37%
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Vibrator (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rei is a freelance writer embattled by personal demons. We first meet her in a convenience store where she is buying too much alcohol and not enough food. At the magazine rack she pauses to contemplate the happiness of the glamour girls on the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, misfit, friendship, alcohol abuse, destiny, curses spells and rituals, self doubt, hitchhiker, loneliness, friends, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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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 ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, touching, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, illegal immigration, interracial relations, storytelling, mother daughter relationship, promise, friendship, father daughter relationship, drunkenness, family relations, job seeking, brother brother relationship ...
Place: italy, africa, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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River Made to Drown In (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to ...
Plot: death, hustler, sketching, flashlight, crying, taxi, memory, bartender, terminal illness, beating, tree, homosexual ...
Place: santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, friends, cards, couples, partners, crimes, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, mississippi river, mississippi ...
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Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Style: sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, showbiz, desire for fame, life is a bitch, actor's life, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, unsupportive coworkers, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, usa, connecticut, italy
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36%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, vandalism, arson, murder, crime, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, vietnam, asia, nebraska
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36%
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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, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: doctor, illness, hospital, cancer, surgery, friendship, friend, student, drinking, death, chemotherapy, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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35%
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Lower City (2005)
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: rough, captivating, serious, sexy, realistic
Plot: friends, prostitute, love triangle, jealousy, fall in love, power relations, romance, rich and poor, male female relationship, friendship, stripper, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil
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35%
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, drowning, neighbor, canal, mouse, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, working class, picked on, kids in trouble, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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35%
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