Movies like This Is Martin Bonner

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This Is Martin Bonner (2013)
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This Is Martin Bonner (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two men, at opposite ends of the social spectrum, find themselves starting new lives in the same, small town and form an unlikely friendship.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, talky, contemplative
Plot: friendship, rehabilitation, estrangement, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, one more chance, betrayal, society, dishonesty, hopes, gain trust, misfit, bankruptcy, social misfits, small town, husband wife relationship, friends, warden, bittersweet, reform, prison, dancing, prostitute, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa

Most similar movies to This Is Martin Bonner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about hopes, redemption, society, friendship, family relations, haunted by the past and friends mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like This Is Martin Bonner: Hide Away (2011), Handsome Harry (2009), The Mulberry Tree (2010), Islander (2006), Two Men in Town (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, haunted by the past, small town, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship between men, gay, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, last wish, dishonesty, betrayal, redemption, introspection, machismo, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state, new york
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76%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: prison, hospital, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, one more chance, estrangement, family relations, life sentence, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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72%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, human nature, couple relations, friendship, ocean, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, arrest, convict, mexican american border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, prostitute, celibacy, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, clergy, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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58%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, unfulfillment, hopes, bittersweet, dull life, love and romance, society, working class, introspection, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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55%
Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, belief in god, redemption, human spirit, introspection, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, religions or cults, society, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 70s
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Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric
Plot: homeless, social decay, estrangement, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hopes, society, redemption, parents and children, homelessness, depression, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, haunted by the past, estrangement, hopes, small town life, human nature, single parent, small town, ghost, family business, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new hampshire
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44%
 8.0
 6K
String (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Shankar Singh and his wife, Meera, live in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India along with widowed paternal grandmother, Laxmibai, his mom, Gowri, and dad, Randhir. The family feel that they are blessed after Meera's entry in this family. Shankar must go ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, power of love, hopes, friends, loss of spouse, muslim, gender, dishonesty, redemption, social differences, women, female empowerment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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43%
 6.3
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, society, social relations, disorder, introspection, redemption, hopes, misfit, scout, fish out of water, americana, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
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Flywheel (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by ...
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: change of heart, dishonesty, christian, starting over, introspection, moral dilemma, ambition, society, hopes, cons and scams, redemption, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia
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43%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, gay, lgbt, homecoming, going straight, transsexual, starting over, estrangement, family problems, crimes, redemption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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42%
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Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, taxi driver, loneliness, mentor, depression, suicidal, character study, elderly, society, regret, suicide, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, africa, california, usa
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, buddies, family relations, bittersweet, hopes, friends, estrangement, redemption, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
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38%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, redemption, family life, culture clash, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, usa, asia, washington d.c., persia
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37%
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Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, road trip, prison, on the road, attempted rape, character study, self discovery, violence, introspection, hitchhiking, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, texas, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, california ...
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37%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, starting over, society, couples, relationships, friends, best friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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36%
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, haunted by the past, redemption, infidelity, couples, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: talky, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, bittersweet, love triangle, love and romance, twentysomething life, art, coming of age, haunted by the past, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, last wish, family relations, redemption, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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34%
The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
Style: christian film, tense, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, faith, diner, jesus, human spirit, self discovery, religions or cults, mysterious place, group of strangers, society, mysterious character, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian
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32%
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, melancholic, realistic
Plot: single parent, life is a bitch, love and romance, friendship, impossible love, hopes, society, misfit, social relations, human spirit, mother son relationship, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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31%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: friendship, introspection, redemption, betrayal, best friends, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, human nature, domestic violence, jazz, friendship between men, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston
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31%
 6.7
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, depressing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, ex convict, fondling, drug abuse, addiction, support group, mother daughter relationship, drugs, starting over, warden, drug addiction, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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30%