Movies like Mindshadows

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Mindshadows (1988)
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Mindshadows (1988)
Original name: Hersenschimmen
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Feature based on the novel by J. Bernlef. A Dutch couple who have emigrated are confronted with the husband's rapid onset of senility during a snowy winter in North Eastern Canada. The film is an account of the man's fight within himself and the story of his wife, who feels abandoned but keeps giving her love. –filmcommission.nl
Plot: winter, memory loss, suicide, old man, retirement home, husband wife relationship, fishing village, flashback, dementia, wandering, elderly couple, internal monologue, photo album
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about suicide, flashback, husband wife relationship, old age, old man, male female relationship and retirement home mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mindshadows: Still Mine (2012), Eiszeit (1975), Looking for Alexander (2004), The Book of Eve (2002), Away from Her (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Still Mine (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, elderly couple, love and romance, couples, aging, golden years, elderly lovers, couple relations, alzheimer's disease, dementia, bureaucracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
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Eiszeit (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Norway
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on a very successful play of the same name by Tankred Dorst, this film tells a story about Norwegian author Knut Hamsun (here played by O.E. Hasse), a Nobel prizewinner for literature who was notorious for having collaborated with the Nazi ...
Plot: friend, friendship, world war two, court, retirement home, old age, partisan, suicide, old man, nazi, insanity, hitler
Time: 50s
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94%
Looking for Alexander (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family problems, police detective, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, memory loss, a vision, doctors and patients, parents and children, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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77%
The Book of Eve (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Romanian immigrant (Daniel Lavoie) uses good food, good humor and good conversation to break down the walls around a reclusive woman's (Claire Bloom) heart.
Plot: husband wife relationship, confession, separation, adultery, grandparent grandchild relationship, artist, mother child relationship, pawnshop, child neglect, marriage, handicapped, homelessness ...
Place: canada, quebec
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73%
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 7.5
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Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: sincere, sentimental, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: elderly, alzheimer's disease, marriage, retirement home, nurse, true love, elderly lovers, human spirit, golden years, hopes, fighting illness, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Narcissistic Saskatchewan Tory politician Colin Thatcher is engaged in a bitter divorce from his wife Jo-Ann. When a series of court rulings over the divorce go against him, Thatcher decides a more drastic solution is needed - murder! A series of ...
Plot: divorce, husband wife relationship, politician, dysfunctional marriage, murder suspect, custody, custody battle, physical abuse, abuse, domestic violence, court, crimes of passion ...
Place: canada
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59%
The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: forest, retirement home, sadness, old man, relationships, life is a bitch, old age, cross country trip, male female relationship, relationship problems, family problems, travel ...
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57%
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scissere (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A recently released mental patient imagines himself living the lives of three different people he randomly encounters.
Style: avant garde, underground film
Plot: snow, scientist, guitarist, drug addict, mother, machinery, lake, old man, mental institution, forest, introspection, moth ...
Place: canada
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56%
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Our Father... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film by Veikko Aaltonen
Plot: violent father, childhood trauma, countryside, homecoming, memory, fire, funeral, family farm, child abuse, suicide, incest, finnish ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: secret, husband wife relationship, blackjack, suicide, private detective
Place: san francisco, las vegas
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54%
One Naked Night (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After the death of her prostitute mother, a young woman travels to New York City only to find herself in the clutches of lecherous men and deviate women. She tries to avoid the fast nightlife lifestyle, but she finds it more difficult than it sounds.
Plot: flashback, exploitation, striptease, suicide, wild party, model, lesbian sex, seduction
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54%
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: native american, boarding school, racism, child abuse, culture clash, school
Place: canada
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53%
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Railroad Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter. When the railroad line is scheduled to be closed, he is offered a job at a hotel, but he is emotionally unable to part with ...
Plot: winter, doll, railway, supernatural power, flashback, marriage, father daughter relationship, coal mine, railway station
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Blood Pressure (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman follows letters from an unseen admirer into potential danger.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspense, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: couple relations, couples, secret admirer, trespassing, letter, pharmacist, love, intrigue, manipulation, conspiracy, escapades, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Plot: rape, court, murder, rape accusation, teenager
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 47
Gra (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: About an existentialist alienation drama between a bourgeois couple caught in a stationary environment. Between a man and a woman lost in themselves.
Plot: male female relationship, betrayal, cemetery, solitude, marital crisis, funeral, flashback, husband wife relationship, driving, kiss
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 80
Saving Grace (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace is a homeless teenager. She befriends an unemployed carpenter and he invites her to share his flat. She moves in and to her surprise a delicate relationship develops. He helps her repair her shattered self-esteem and she begins to feel loved ...
Plot: delusion, murder, religion, suicide, street kid, trust, flashback, memory lapse, miraculous event, crucifix
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Face in the Mirror (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The dramatic story of a group of young people’s response to a desperate teen’s cry for help.
Style: christian film
Plot: suicide, flashback, hospital, teenager, pastor, ambulance, christianity, outcast, depression, christian, suicide attempt, troubled teen ...
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50%
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Salut Victor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friendship between two old men becomes love. Slightly-unkempt, tired, and frail, Philippe Lanctot moves into a rest home. The administrator says she wants him to be happy, but that seems far from his mind: he's waiting to die. Then, into his ...
Plot: lgbt, gay interest, bachelor, homosexuality, old age, gay parent, retirement home, gay lead character, old man, aging, gay father, gay ...
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49%
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Consent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A wealthy Manhattan family's inability to cope with the suicide of their eldest daughter sends them into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and sexual taboos that threatens to destroy them.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Plot: suicide, looking for love, life is a bitch, love and romance, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, adultery, cynicism, incestuous desire, disability, family, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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45%
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Werther (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This adaptation of Geothe's The Sorrows of Young Werther offers a chilly and remote view of love and its passions. The setting is changed to Spain, and Werther (Eusebio Poncela) has taken a job tutoring the son of an estranged husband and wife. ...
Plot: male female relationship, husband wife relationship, love, father son relationship, boy, teacher, surgeon, tutor, tragic event, suicide, mother son relationship, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: family relations, elderly, retirement home, family problems, couple relations, fall in love, couples, infidelity, haunted by the past, terminal illness, retirement home life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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43%
 7.0
 492
Chorus (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A separated couple meet again after 10 years when the body of their missing son is found. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they hesitantly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death, and even the possibility of reconciliation.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, dealing with death, husband wife relationship, choir, funeral, female nudity, police, airplane, sex scene, loss of son, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set off the West Coast of Canada in 1965, a hip new teacher with a miniskirt and lots of ideas turns a small town upside down. The soft autumn light of Galiano Island is beautifully rendered in writer/producer Peggy Thompson's The Lotus ...
Plot: teacher, boat, island, mine, extramarital affair, pig, teenage pregnancy
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
How to Be Loved (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An actress travels from Warsaw to Paris and during the trip reflects on the last few years of her life. It goes back to the German occupation and her hiding of a fellow actor who has supposedly killed a collaborator. He is weak and a bit cowardly, ...
Plot: flashback, airport, world war two, german soldier, rape, tank, murder suspect, theater, airplane, suicide, cigarette smoking, cognac
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41%
All That You Possess (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An obsessed scholar attempts to withdraw from the world but finds personal ties drawing him back into the family he had left behind, in this novelistic, beautifully modulated drama from acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Bernard Émond.
Plot: flashback, doctor, teacher, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, rain, anger, mother daughter relationship, chase, farm, poem, running ...
Place: canada, quebec
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41%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, abandoned house, murder, surrealism, skateboard, pregnancy, death, sex, drugs
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39%
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Return ticket (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five old men and a kid are travelling in a train's cabin without purpose. They travel because it's free and they don't have another place to stay. From their conversations we learn the tragedies of their lives. Also the hidden ...
Plot: nostalgia, sunrise, homelessness, thief, dream, loneliness, elderly, train, murder, old man, retirement, suicide ...
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39%
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Blank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In this sensitive examination of the effects of Alzheimer's a home care assistant, Felicia, is charged with spending her days with Anna, an elderly woman suffering from dementia. When Anna's husband vanishes, Felicia dedicates herself to ...
Plot: insanity, old age, solitary, mental disorder, dementia, confusion, alzheimer's disease, memory, claustrophobia, loneliness, borderline personality disorder, depression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
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Night Games (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Californian housewife is terrified of having sex because of a past assault. When this phobia threatens to destroy her marriage, she takes refuge in a series of erotic fantasies about a masked man. But is it really all just a fantasy?
Style: erotic
Plot: erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), marriage, broken mirror, husband wife relationship, flashback, female nudity, sex, attempted rape, marital problem, rape victim, breasts ...
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39%