Movies like The American Clock

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The American Clock (1993)
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The American Clock (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film is based on Arthur Miller's recollection of the events of the 1930's Depression. In the film, John Rubinstein, Mary McDonnell, and Loren Dean are all members of an upper class family who find the world completely changed when they lose everything in the Stock Market crashes. Dean, a college age young man, who now faces no possibility of entering college, decides to go on the road to see what is happening to the rest of the country.
Plot: prostitute, suicide, card game, theft, wealth, farmer, poverty, poor, stock market, bicycle, banker, great depression, desperation, card playing, father son relationship, unemployment, bankruptcy, piano, pearl, husband wife relationship, pearl necklace, stock market crash, classism, fur coat, riches to rags ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The American Clock

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and gloomy films with plots about husband wife relationship, father son relationship, family relations, marriage, mother son relationship, mother daughter relationship and money mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The American Clock: Paradise (2004), Death of a Salesman (1966), Speakeasy (2002), Promises (2010), The Iceman Cometh (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: televangelist, husband wife relationship, businessman, reverend, hypocrisy, extramarital affair, infidelity, faith, marriage, church, wealth, outer space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Death of a Salesman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adaptation of Arthur Miller's play.
Plot: melancholy, family relations, mishap, businessman, salesman, american dream, dream, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship
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86%
 4.6
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Speakeasy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two men become unlikely friends after a minor traffic accident.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: family relations, self discovery, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, homecoming, human nature, introspection, love and romance, mute or deaf, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 11
Promises (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Self made millionaire Rolando Dominguez (Carlos Guerrero) could not resist the tempting pleasures that came with his success and now finds himself homeless, demented, and tormented by flashbacks of his regretful mistakes and broken promises to his ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, contemplative
Plot: riches to rags, parent child relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, promise, crazy, millionaire, family relations, father son relationship, money, wealth, rich, homeless ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Iceman Cometh (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually and props everyone up with free drinks and spirited stories of his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: alcoholic, prostitute, bar, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, bartender, betrayal, alcohol abuse, pimp, confession, saloon ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Death of a Salesman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, elderly, mental illness, family relations, american dream, estrangement, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Nomadland (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Style: road movie, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: nomad, motor home, homelessness, death of husband, unemployment, female protagonist, feminism, van, traveler, snow, healing, crocodile ...
Time: year 2011
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, neo realism, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three strangers living in Silesia - a 12-year-old half-orphan, a musically talented girl and a middle-aged unemployed ex-miner - are all desperate to get money to make their small dreams come true.
Plot: poverty, street vendor, escape, husband wife relationship, single father, father son relationship, dentures, bare breasts, unemployment, small town, singer, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: family crisis, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, little girl, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death, little boy, adoption, family relations, cancer, patient ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Between The Walls (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Peter King discovers that his father had audio recorded everything that happened in his childhood home. This comes as Pete and his family clean out the house before it is repossessed. With only five days left, he must reconcile with a past that has ...
Plot: domineering father, anger, foreclosure, prayer, control freak, tape recording, forgiveness, childhood memory, audio tape, unemployment, religion, overprotective father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mayflower Madam (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the wealthy and affluent. From Sydney's rise to become a ...
Plot: escort, debutante, prostitution, sex scandal, bankruptcy, double life, socialite, escort service, dance hall, telephone, police, chinese food ...
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Go Naked In The World (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A domineering San Francisco businessman is determined to put an end to his son's romance with a high-priced hooker.
Plot: prostitute, father son relationship, greek american, brother sister relationship, call girl, construction worker, construction company, mother son relationship
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Kid Like Jake (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for four-year-old Jake. The director of Jake’s preschool encourages them to accentuate Jake’s gender expansive behavior to help him stand ...
Style: captivating, fairy tale
Plot: gender issues, lgbt, family relations, gender identity, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, gender, mother son relationship, social issues, cinderella, disney princess, cell phone ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, switzerland, montana, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, youth, power relations, family problems, teachers and students, family in crisis, teenage life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: alcoholic, farm, poverty, couples, estrangement, family problems, family relations, injustice, midlife crisis, family in crisis, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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Taryanche Bait (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Shreedhar works as a clerk, lives a happy, content life with his family in a beautiful Konkan village. His troubles begin when he takes his wife, son and daughter with him on an official tour to Mumbai. Dazzled by the sights, Omkar, Sreedhar’s son ...
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating, tense, contemplative
Plot: father son relationship, money, stock market crash, big city, stock broker, poverty, little boy, insurance agent, city country contrast, studying, city, bribe ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, life is a bitch, couples, hopes, crumbling marriage, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tender Is the Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Director Henry King's 1962 film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards Jr., Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell, Paul Lukas and Jill St. John.
Plot: mental health, incest, man in swimsuit, composer, guardian, mental patient, woman smoking cigarette, police, nurse, flashlight, fireworks, love ...
Time: 1920s
Place: french riviera, france, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Valparaiso My Love (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poor Valparaiso family faces a tough life after the father is sent to prison.
Style: slang
Plot: childhood, prison visit, live music, poor family, mother, brother brother relationship, love, petty criminal, brother sister relationship, vulgarity, death of boy, cinema ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, reward, down on your luck, crimes, depression, suicidal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, dallas texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Harlow (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Loosely based biography of 1930s star Jean Harlow as she begins her climb to stardom. One of two "Harlow" film biographies that appeared in 1965, this one stars Carol Lynley in the title role that begins as Jean Harlow, a bit player in ...
Plot: hollywood, movie star, infidelity, friendship between women, music box, suicide, family relations, female friendship, impotence, wedding, actress, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, oil, hopes, restaurant, aging, danger, obsessive quest, heist, social relations, family relations, one last chance, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Beyond the Call (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Russell Gates (David Strahairn) is a Vietnam vet on death row for killing a policeman. His childhood sweetheart, Pam O'Brien (Sissy Spacek), is stunned to learn this and does not believe he could commit such a crime. She writes to him much to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, gloomy, clever, touching ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, lovers reunited, prison life, haunted by the past, family life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, old friends reunited, childhood memory, running from police ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: love, wheelchair, letter, husband wife relationship, homosexual, cancer, marriage, father son relationship, gay, terminal illness, hospice, long lost daughter ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, teenage boy, theft, domestic violence, husband wife relationship, lgbt child, child protagonist, boy, marriage, birthday, fired from the job ...
Place: spain, philadelphia, brooklyn new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Money Buys Happiness (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man and a woman, unpleasant bickering nitwits both, push a big stupid metaphor (in the shape of a piano) across Seattle.
Style: spiritual
Plot: marriage, breakfast, love, husband wife relationship, flowers, family relations, flower, friend, interview, telephone operator, pilgrimage, son ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, racist, courtroom drama, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, legal action, family problems, family relations, custody, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Conductor (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The famous conductor (Vladas Bagdonas) goes with his orchestra to Jerusalem to perform the oratorio "St. Matthew Passion." The day before he receives a telegram, stating the suicide of his son, who lived in Israel. Conductor at the time ...
Style: touching, twists and turns, psychological, contemplative
Plot: husband wife relationship, pilgrimage, monastery, suicide bomber, suicide, terrorist, infidelity, father son relationship, vocalist, marketplace, poverty, suicide note ...
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A recently widowed research doctor is convinced by a colleague to join him in an inner-city clinic. Susan Hayward's final film.
Style: medical drama
Plot: doctor, medical experiment, treatment, air disaster, inner city, clinic, widow, grief, leukemia, grandmother, pregnant woman, redheaded woman ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%