Movies like Scent of Gardenias

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Scent of Gardenias (1992)
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Scent of Gardenias (1992)
Original name: Perfume de Gardênia
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Driver who was left by his wife, who wanted to try a career in the movies, has to deal with their son's revolt when the latter finds his mother, whom he thought dead, singing in a nightclub.
Plot: revenge, murderer, death, murder, taxi, taxi driver, father son relationship, actress, fame, filmmaking, husband wife relationship, marital separation, tv star, mother son relationship

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Most similar movies to Scent of Gardenias

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, disturbing, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about murder, death, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, revenge, family relations and mother son relationship mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Scent of Gardenias: Fathers (1989), Adagio sostenuto (2008), Going Home (1971), Shiba (1993), Lotgenoten (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies is bitten up and left for dead. He is rescued by a couple of humble small farmers who nurse him for a long time until he is well again. ...
Plot: murder, death, revenge, smoking, redemption, auction, ambush, priest, prayer, gun
Place: brazil
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Fathers (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The film takes place in the first half of the 1960s. The protagonist of the picture is a young worker of the apparatus, Vladimir Novikov, a charming, educated, energetic person - a thriving functionary. Novikov has a young sweetheart - student ...
Plot: revenge, murder, death, worker, taxi driver, father, leadership, student, construction site
Time: 60s
Place: siberia, ussr
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Adagio sostenuto (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film tells the love story between Anna and José, while at the same time approaches the intersections of urban violence and artistic creation, nature and civilization, war and peace, life and death, abandon and union, showing that in the end of ...
Plot: classical music, love, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, faith, death, marriage, suicide, destiny, existentialism, screenwriter, film producer ...
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Going Home (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After doing 13 years in prison for the murder of his wife, mechanic Harry Graham is out on parole and looking to rebuild his life in a small seaside community. He settles into a trailer park and finds both a job and a girlfriend. But things get ...
Plot: murder, revenge, girlfriend, son, mechanic, witness, wife, father son relationship, parole, uxoricide, confrontation, trailer park
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80%
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Shiba (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A multi-lingual tour guide who owns multiple passports one day drives his wife and daughter to a desolate seashore town and checks in a secluded, spacious, ruins-like hotel. From that moment on, he throws himself into gambling, tossing the dice with ...
Plot: murder, gambling, seaside, brother sister relationship, cultural difference, violence, village, chinese, dice, sex, family relations, taiwanese ...
Place: taiwan
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72%
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Lotgenoten (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 65 min.
Story: When womanizer Remco Albrecht celebrates his 65st birthday he has to deal with people from his past whom he would rather ignore.
Plot: revenge, husband wife relationship, dog, kidnapping, chinese mafia, abortion, female nudity, lesbian, murder, prostitution, family relations
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Padikkadavan (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Plot: long lost brother, murder, mistreatment, framed for murder, court, taxi driver, taxi, brother brother reunion, half brother half brother relationship, judge, lawyer, marriage
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Body Scent (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Due to misunderstanding and hard life, a man divorces his wife and leaves the city. He comes to a new environment, meeting new people and new wife. Crucified between two worlds, he does everything to bring her two sons on the right track, and ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, truck, sex, boxing, desertion, cafe, perversion, worker, bitterness, male female relationship, police ...
Place: former yugoslavia
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Child Murders (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A melodrama about children, the child murders that the film’s title refers to are the million and one ways that children’s souls are ravaged by neglect, unkindness and cruelty, even though several physical deaths take place in the story.
Plot: teenage girl, little boy, revenge, boy, death, schoolboy, murder, teenage pregnancy, child, grandmother, gypsy, dead child ...
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Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: father son relationship, death, family relations
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: wrongful conviction, incest overtones, husband wife relationship, contract killing, death row, execution, hospital, adoption, politician, revenge, waitress, murder ...
Place: texas
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100 Streets (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, melancholic
Plot: depression, husband wife relationship, marital problem, drug dealer, multiple storylines, criminal, taxi, taxi driver, life, actor, interracial marriage, ex wife ...
Place: london, england
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45%
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Doctor Glas (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Doktor Glas finds himself attracted to a young woman, married to a corrupt clergyman. She's miserable in her marriage, so he agrees to help in anyway he can. But he is quickly torn between passion and morality. The story is based on the 1905 ...
Plot: male female relationship, husband wife relationship, flashback, doctor, death, love, older man younger woman relationship, murder, murder of wife, death of wife, love triangle, wife abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on Sidney Sheldons novel.
Plot: starlet, comedian, suicide, actress, cruise ship, fame, betrayal, rape, stroke, mother daughter relationship, revenge, ambition ...
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Kimen (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a small green island out in the sea, they live in harmony - until a stranger comes. Like a hurricane this rocks the small society, and a killing lets all hidden forces loose.
Plot: island, manhunt, small community, summer, mass hysteria, death, fear, revenge, nature, insanity, disturbed individual, accident ...
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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: long lost daughter, gay, terminal illness, cancer, ex husband ex wife relationship, homosexual, letter, destiny, mother daughter relationship, love, husband wife relationship, death ...
Place: california
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Looking for Angelina (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Looking for Angelina is based on one of the most important murder trials in Canada. Angelina Napolitano murdered her husband with an axe and was sentenced to be executed...
Plot: murder, murderer, courtroom drama, courtroom, canadian, court, legal action
Place: ontario canada, canada
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I Remember (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The memories of Guiga, from early childhood to young adulthood: his family, relatives, friends, fears, dreams and reality in a still provincial city of Salvador, Bahia, from the 50s to the 70s.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: puberty, dysfunctional family, family problems, flashback sequence, relationships, childhood memory, memories, family relations, life is a bitch, social problems, relationship problems, mother son relationship ...
Place: brazil
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A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: family, aging, retirement home, family relations, grandmother grandson relationship, old age, grandfather grandson relationship, flower shop, hospital, heart attack, dying, father daughter relationship ...
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Directions (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country remains optimistic, mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers the bribe he will ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, multiple storylines, suicidal thoughts, snow, debt, taxi driver, infidelity, anger, doctor, radio, revenge, passenger ...
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Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: TV movie based on the novel "Blood Brothers," about the murder of Jose Menéndez and his wife Kitty by their sons, Erik and Lyle.
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, death, death of father, death of mother, murder, courtroom, matricide, patricide, mother son relationship
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The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: movie star, hollywood, junkie, legend, makeover, talent agent, drug addict, homosexual, death of wife, director, actress, widower ...
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Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, prison, women's prison, prison guard, death, son, funeral, changing lives, prison life, life sentence, prisoner, women in prison ...
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Sahara Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A photographer and her lover travel to Morocco for photo shoots. While traveling there she has erotic adventures with residents of the area. But she ends up having an affair with someone who ends up betraying her and she murders the man.
Plot: wife leaves husband, female photographer, chase, photographer, horse riding, dancing, husband wife relationship, death, rain, snake charmer, promiscuous woman, gay sex ...
Place: morocco, italy
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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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Big Big World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ali and Zuhal take their first step out of the orphanage into this big world committing a crime. It becomes impossible for them to live amongst people now, and the forest they take shelter in becomes a desert island for them. A boy and a girl that ...
Plot: hospital, forest, taxi, motorcycle, orphan, taxi driver, attack, hugging, goat, magic realism, crying, bleeding
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Ilegales (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
Plot: investigation, drug smuggling, mexican, illegal immigrant, drug traffic, mexican border, cocaine, drugs, smuggling, child in peril, father son relationship, murder ...
Place: mexico, new mexico
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Born Wild (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being released from prison for the murder of a fellow biker; CJ returns to his hometown to confront his former gang. However; he arrives to find that the past is not forgotten easily; and now they are out for blood.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: estranged father, ex convict, father son relationship, death, drug traffic, motorcycle, escape, outlaw gang, crime family, brutality, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: teenage angst, drug addict, drug addiction, juvenile delinquent, drug use, teenage boy, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, mother son relationship
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See You Tomorrow (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: boy, father son relationship, dying, acupuncture, death, ritual, classmate, mother daughter relationship, childhood, brother sister relationship, doctor, mortality ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, paris france
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