Movies like Bayo

If you like "Bayo" you are looking for movies about / with fishing, insanity, seaside, grandparent grandchild relationship, single mother, boy and small town themes of Drama genre shot in Canada.
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Bayo (1985)
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Bayo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was from - to eke out a better life for her and Bayo. She even leaves her big black packed trunk in the middle of the foyer as a symbolic gesture that that move will soon be happening. She equally hates her fisher father, Phillip Longlan, for subjecting her and her mother to life there. Phillip, who spends most of his time on a commercial fishing boat, only provides Sharon enough money to survive but not to achieve that dream of leaving. Bayo, however, doesn't want to leave, especially leave his grandfather behind. He wants to live and die by the sea, much like his deceased father, who he never knew.
Plot: fishing, insanity, seaside, grandparent grandchild relationship, single mother, boy, small town, grandfather grandson relationship
Place: newfoundland

Most similar movies to Bayo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, captivating, interesting and visually appealing films with plots about single mother, insanity, small town, fishing, mother daughter relationship, seaside and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Bayo: The Judgement (2004), Two for Joy (2018), Thank You All Very Much (1969), Scandal in a Small Town (1988), Angel Face (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Judgement (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "Ai-Fak" is the story about Fak, a young Thai man who leaves the monkhood to care for his ailing father. When he returns home, he finds his father has married a much younger woman. She is very beautiful, but she is also mentally ...
Plot: mentally challenged, insanity, stepmother, thai
Place: thailand
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95%
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Two for Joy (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Coming of age drama following a daughter, her mother and her wayward younger brother as their relationship reaches critical mass.
Plot: seaside, rebel, widow, death of husband, depression, coming of age, british
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Thank You All Very Much (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rosamund Stacey (Sandy Dennis), a young 'bookish' girl in London society, spends her days studying for a doctorate in the British Museum and her nights avoiding the sexual attention of the men in her life. But one day, all that changes. ...
Plot: single mother, maternity ward, pregnant, birth, childbirth, expectant father, pregnant woman, pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Scandal in a Small Town (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, ...
Plot: teacher, small town, single mother, courtroom, waitress, lawsuit, anti semitism, teacher student relationship, court, racism, school teacher, teenage girl ...
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63%
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Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, sea, seaside, female director, nickname, female protagonist, jumping from height, beach, singing, school, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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South (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when Loe, one of her employees, is startled by the discovery of her ...
Plot: illness, love, kidnapping, laundry, insanity, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 140
Broken Dolls (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former European actor Don Martin has retired with his disjointed "family" to his own private island, "The Paradise." After a few years, the entire group has disintegrated into shameless, selfish & dishonest ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, island, insanity, isolation, inheritance, female nudity, spanking, boat, actor, sex, husband wife relationship, guitar
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sting of Death (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miho and Toshio, putting their children and household at stake, duel for control in their degrading, middle-aged marriage.
Plot: insanity, suicide attempt, adultery, revenge, marital crisis, psychological drama, sexuality, infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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My See-Through Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Does one ever know who they’re living with? Lancelot’s life is thrown upside-down when he learns of the death of his wife. As he’s trying to cope with grief, he will have to confront the revelations made about his wife’s past.
Plot: hole, blood, loss of wife, photograph, underwater scene, hammock, staircase, secret life, little girl, infidelity, falling into water, pills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Stranger in Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 13-year-old boy, whose single mother moved her family from the big city to a small town, begins to suspect that a stranger who befriends his family is not who he initially appears to be. Harry Hamlin, Graham Green, Rebecca Jenkins and Trevor ...
Plot: frame up, drugs, carpenter, murder, small town, teenager, boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Wall of Words (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother struggles to hold her family together after her son succumbs to a disease that leaves him disabled.
Plot: thunderstorm, bikini, lunch, female nudity, doctor, hospital, seaside, sea, hit by a car, woman in underwear, bus, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Brotherly Love (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this British tragi-comedy taking place among emotionally bankrupt upper-class Scottish countrymen, Peter O'Toole plays Sir Charles Henry Arbuthnot Pinkerton Ferguson, a mentally disturbed Scotsman, living on his uncared-for farm, who also ...
Plot: insanity, gunshot wound, shooting, farm, incest, dance, dancing, brother sister relationship, sibling relationship, mental institution, mental illness
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Man (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man ...
Plot: vice president, u.s. vice president, u.s. president, president, political candidate, widower, fishing, politics, daughter, picket line, man in a wheelchair
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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45 R.P.M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the Autumn of 1960, a fluke atmospheric weather condition allows a young teenager, Parry Tender, to receive a radio broadcast from New York City. Nestled in the Northern town of Goose Lake, Saskatchewan, Parry believes the contest the New York ...
Plot: canadian, single mother, cargo plane, school bus, military base, helicopter, single father, air base, tomboy, teenage pregnancy, small town, disc jockey ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Woman of the Ganges (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A man returns to the place he once lived a passionate love affair with a woman who is now dead. So powerful are the emotions that seize him that he imagines she is still alive, and begins to live as if this were the case...
Style: avant garde
Plot: female director, frustration, loneliness, winter, coat, very little dialogue, seaside, beach, small town, ghost, voice
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Painting Lesson (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Chile, during the 60´s, the son of a poor single teenage girl turns out to be a gifted painter. The man to discover his talent is the owner of the drugstore that lies in the outskirts of the small rural town, next to the railroad. He himself is ...
Plot: countryside, single mother, painting, coup d'etat, pharmacist, military coup, coup, boy
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1973
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Father (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The beginning shows Hungary devastated by the war and the postwar reconstruction with its communist government. Our hero (played first by Dániel Erdély and later, as a young man, by András Bálint) is clearly determined to find out what he can ...
Plot: teenager, partisan, elementary school, communism, post world war two, boy, single mother, 12 year old
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Annalisa (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The friendship between two Southern Italy kids is tested by their meeting with a young girl who's attempted suicide after failing to get married. Based on the novel "Il paese delle spose infelici" (literally, "Village of the Sad ...
Plot: rumor, suicide thoughts, teenager, coming of age, soccer, friendship between boys, drug, jumping from height, teenage boy, watching porn, friendship, drugs ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Promise at Dawn (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nina (Melina Mercouri) is a former silent-film star from Russia who abandons her career to care for her son. She is a single mother -- the boy's father is a famous actor who wants nothing to do with either Nina or her child. She joins an acting ...
Plot: actress, job, travel, single mother, letter writing, self sacrifice, devotion, loyalty, mother son relationship
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This drama is based on the childhood memories of Hans Jürgen Massaquoi, who was one of the few black native Germans in Nazi Germany. In 1935 at the age of nine, he lives with his German mother in a small flat in Hamburg's working class ...
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: prosecution, xenophobia, gestapo, black boy, racism, boy, world war two, single mother, german, ethnic conflict, violence, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Missing Star (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: road movie
Plot: single mother, bus, translator, poverty, grandmother, rice, staircase, child
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The friendships held between two families is threatened when one of their sons drowns in the other family's swimming pool.
Plot: babysitting, friendship, fishing, husband wife relationship, accident, accidental death, nanny, family relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, funeral, death of child, little boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jonah Who Lived in the Whale (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Holocaust, seen as Jonah, a young jewish boy living in Amsterdam at the onset of WW II, who with his family is taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp. (Based on the book 'Childhood' by Jona Oberski.)
Plot: sickness, good versus evil, child in peril, starving child, autobiography, illness, insanity, nazi concentration camp, anti semitism, jewish, nazism, genocide ...
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Fishing Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this moving drama, three young Canadian women embark upon a journey to face and lay to rest their painful pasts. Though Kirsti (Jhene Erwin) is twenty-one and living independently as a college student, she remains haunted by horrible memories of ...
Plot: victim, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, sexual assault, road trip, revenge, handgun, teenage girl, cabin, child abuse, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, haunted by the past, starting over, single parent, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Documenteur (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After separating from the father of her son, a young French woman tries to find lodging and a fresh start in L.A. for herself and her son.
Plot: female director, female nudity, pubic hair, beach, typewriter, telephone call, sex scene, undressing, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, skateboard, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single mother, drifter, workplace, introspection, love and romance, hopes, family secret, free spirited, parents and children, small town, workplace romance, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Heart of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, river, greed, insanity, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, escapades, psychopath, lake or river, apocalypse, survival ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: small town, merry go round, loner, countryside, war veteran, conflict, vietnam war veteran, americana, vietnam veteran
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Termini Station (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, parent child relationship, family, poker, trailer park, nipples visible through clothing, braless, prostitution, mother daughter relationship
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%