Movies like I Dream of My Friends

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I Dream of My Friends (1993)
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I Dream of My Friends (1993)
Original name: Ονειρεύομαι Τους Φίλους Μου
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four episodes, four instances from a man’s life covering 25 years, from 1965 in Germany to 1990 in Athens. The episodes seem to be irrelevant to one another, yet they all focus on male powerplay, reveal the self-consciousness and moderation of the protagonist’s idiosyncrasy and depict some special aspects of the Greek male mentality. Probably Nikos Panayotopoulos’ most personal film, covering a substantial period of his generation’s years, “I’m dreaming of my friends” is based on the book by Dimitris Nollas, looks a lot like a “road movie” and features an all-male cast, as if there’s no room for women in it.
Plot: wedding, death, marijuana, jazz, greek, truck driver, bartender, airport, drunkenness, frustration, bathroom, scam, hotel owner, drink, drinking, wedding reception, pot smoking, jazz music
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, year 1990, year 1973, year 1981 ...
Place: greece, berlin germany, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and atmospheric films with plots about death, drinking, drunkenness, family relations, greek, drink and wedding mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like I Dream of My Friends: One Day in August (2001), The Flower of the Lake (1999), Erskineville Kings (1999), Phaedra (1962), A Quiet Death (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Day in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Middle August in Athens. Three families, living in a three storey building, leave for their summer vacations. Everyone is wishing for a miracle to happen this summer. In the meantime, a drifter breaks into their apartments and rummages their ...
Plot: handheld camera, sea, rain, car accident, multiple storylines, interlinked stories, scuba diving, burglar, rescue from drowning, disappearance, athenian, downtown ...
Time: 2000s
Place: athens greece, greece, hellas
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95%
The Flower of the Lake (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kastoria, a region in Western Macedonia at the turn of the century. Greeks, Turks, Jews and other nationalities live together under the rule of the Ottoman empire, amid the despair, the uncertainty and the confusion brought about by the 1897 war ...
Plot: devotion, lake, jewish, partisan, turk, boat, fisherman, captain, church, revolution, wound, greek ...
Time: 90s, 1900s, 1990s
Place: hellas, greece, ottoman empire
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81%
Erskineville Kings (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Barky, 25, lost soul, left home two years ago to escape his abusive father leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him; now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home.
Plot: video store, video store clerk, train station, grief, abusive father, sweat, separation, drifter, prodigal son, diner, twenty something, 25 year old ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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66%
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Phaedra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, power relations, greek, obsession, destiny, island, legends and myths, rivalry, love triangle, unfulfillment, love and romance, tragedy ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Quiet Death (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Martha is unhappy with her life as it is at the moment, and among other issues, she has decided to give up her writing career. Along with that decision comes a need to get away from her husband and from her psychiatrist, with whom she has had more ...
Plot: childhood, grandfather, truck driver, female nudity, delirium, wandering, psychiatrist, husband wife relationship, death, broken glass, rainy night, car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Throatful of Strawberries (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A story about partly miserable lives of middle aged men and unfulfilled dreams of youth.
Plot: reunion, drinking, party, barge, friend, friendship, restaurant, drink, drunkenness, middle aged man, success, band ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, gloomy, contemplative, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, ocean or sea, hospital, greek, on the road, master and servant, family life, refugees, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Goodbye Trainmen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: train, teenager, seduction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, small town, death, drunkenness, rain, neighbor, murder, grave ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Wasted Youth (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Harris, a 16 year old boy spends his day skateboarding aimlessly around Athens with his friends. Vassilis, a middle aged cop, is frustrated with his dead-end job and crammed in his small apartment with his family.
Style: touching, sincere, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: financial crisis, unemployment, friendship between men, skateboard, male friendship, drinking, teenage boy, intergenerational friendship, midlife crisis, youth, teenage protagonist, watching porn ...
Time: 2010s
Place: greece, athens, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Lola (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aris, Nikos Kourkoulos, is released from prison after three years, and he turns up at Troumpa, a slum area in Piraeus. His purpose is not to settle his own accounts but to find out if Lola (Tzeni Karezi), a young woman who works at Stelios’ ...
Plot: devotion, knife fight, assassin, cabaret, switchblade, anti-hero, knife, passion, killer, greek, nightclub, gang ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: athens greece, greece, hellas, athens
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Caravan Serai (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set during the Greek civil war. A villager is forced to leave his house and property and go to Thessaloniki with his daughter and son. They find refuge in an old building with hundreds of other people. They live a miserable life as the daughter ...
Plot: imperialism, communism, farmer, prostitute, propaganda, father daughter relationship, politics, bare breasts, death, carriage, handicapped, arrest ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Greek Tycoon (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A lusty Greek shipping magnate courts the widow of an assassinated U.S. president.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: romance, yacht, assassination, cruise, mogul, widow, greek, couples, state affairs, dealing with death, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, usa, europe, new york, london ...
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50%
Where Are My Children? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based upon a true story, Marg Helgenberger stars as a single mother mysteriously arrested by the FBI and separated from her children, thus beginning a 25-year struggle to be reunited with them.
Plot: adoption, prison, car accident, corruption
Time: 70s, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Round Trip (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of a group of people who came to France to the temporary work, their sufferings, persecutions, and a constant struggle for survival.
Plot: getting home, return home, beating, wound, attempted robbery, pride, tragic event, siege, wife beater, drinking, drink, immigrants ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes ...
Plot: female director, activism, librarian, interracial relations, father daughter relationship, violence, murder, funeral, mother daughter relationship, bare breasts, apartheid, activist ...
Time: year 1990, year 1989, year 1985
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 122
Mallboy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: A boy climbs an unsteady path to adulthood under difficult circumstances in this drama from Australia. Shaun (Kane McNay) is a teenager growing up in a run-down suburb of Melbourne. His father Sam (Brett Swain) is in prison, while his mother Jenny ...
Plot: unhappiness, coming of age, teen angst, marijuana, 15 year old, drug dealing, social worker, stoned, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, teenage boy, dancer ...
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: engagement, dysfunctional marriage, adultery, extramarital affair, marriage, dancing, husband wife relationship, divorce, wedding
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 70s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Antigone (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Thebes in ancient Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother Jocasta, having two sons - Eteocles and Polyneices - and two daughters - Ismene and Antigone. King Oedipus dies a beggar in the exile after gouging out his own eye, ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional
Plot: greek mythology, good versus evil, betrayal, oracle, righting the wronged, family relations, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, cave, samurai, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1920s, 60s, 20s
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Party's Over (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An American businessman visits London and is horrified to discover his nubile teenage daughter has become involved with a gang of thuggish "beatniks". Her involvement leads to wild parties, sex, death and necrophilia.
Style: cult film
Plot: beatnik, partying, search, loss of daughter, class differences, businessman, undressing someone, engagement, flashback, party, alcohol, promiscuity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
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Iphigenia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: tragedy, sacrifice, army, king, greek mythology, tragic hero, vengeance, down on your luck, legends and myths, ocean or sea, master warrior, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Close to Eden (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Soviet Union
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Veteran Russian writer-director Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the impact of modern civilization on an idyllic part of Mongolia won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. A farmer ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family relations, down on your luck, friendship, injustice, society, human nature, social differences, hopes, opposites attract, interracial relations, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, mongolia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Stone Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drawing more on the heightened realism of indigenous folk ritual and storytelling traditions than on the Socialist Realist intentions of the state, this almost wordless cine-poem, operating with the most slender of plots but the oldest of ...
Plot: wedding, street musician, death, murder, mother, grave, banquet, horse, loss of daughter, drum, drums, flute ...
Time: quarry
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Poids léger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man tries his way in boxing, supported by a coach. He meets a girl, falls in love and she becomes pregnant.
Plot: rage, flashback, alcohol, running, coffin, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, childhood flashback, emotionally unstable, drinking, crying, dead parents, funeral ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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To Love the Damned (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: What happened to Italy during the absence of one young rebel. Svitol (Flavio Bucci) has been hiding out in South America. Then one day he gives up on his life in exile and decides to head back home. Everything has changed. The radical left is now in ...
Plot: years of lead, extramarital affair, debauchery, communism, partisan, heroine, drug addict, police officer, drug use, cocaine, frustration
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pirates of the Airwaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Story: In 1966 a group of determined young men defied the New Zealand government and launched a pirate radio station aboard a ship in the Hauraki Gulf.
Plot: radio, pirate
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dogs' Feast (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 112 min.
Story: On a holiday eve, everyone, especially one tired and chilly, does so need at least one living soul at one's side: it is bad to meet a holiday alone with oneself. Thus, on a New Year's Eve, the main characters meet, — a meeting of two ...
Plot: teenage girl, railway station, drink, drinking, alcoholic, new year's eve, apartment, drunkenness, single mother, alcohol abuse, democracy, loss of family ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kites Over Helsinki (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Epic tale about two generations of men in a wealthy Finnish family, spanning from the 1960s all the way through the early 1990s. The father has achieved his position as director of the family business through marrying the heiress. Their eldest son ...
Plot: wealth, drugs, brother brother relationship, family relations, wealthy family, yuppie, family business, father son relationship, businessman, business, business ethics, rock
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: eastern europe, helsinki finland
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34%
United States of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.
Plot: unhappy marriage, priest, man hits a woman, waltz, punched in the face, bathtub, school, kiss, dancing, doctor, watching porn, anal sex ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
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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, feel good, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking, mother daughter relationship, family relations, neighbor ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
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Electra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional
Plot: betrayal, murder, oracle, heroes, vengeance, uncontrollable, battle zone, family relations, legends and myths, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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