Movies like Columbus

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Columbus (2017)
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Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, small town, coma, library, korean american, heart attack, love, dancing, school, religion, friendship, food, obsession, hospital, photographer, church, telephone, restaurant, wine, single mother, teenage girl, architect, male nudity ...
Time: year 2008, 2010s, year 1954, year 1950
Place: indiana, midwest

Most similar movies to Columbus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sincere, captivating and serious films with plots about father son relationship, food, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, eating, kiss and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Columbus: What Matters Most (2001), The Florida Project (2017), What They Had (2018), Miss Juneteenth (2020), James White (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What Matters Most (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teenage pregnancy, high school romance, domineering father, father son relationship, love, childhood friend, prom, high school, basketball, coma, pregnancy, high school basketball ...
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The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, motel, friendship, little girl, eviction, drug addiction, children, social services, mother child separation, female friendship, parent child relationship, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: california, florida, sacramento california, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Miss Juneteenth (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
Plot: female bartender, drinking from a bottle, saddle, bail, dressing room, love triangle, heart attack, 14 year old, oxygen mask, cell phone, photographer, overprotective mother ...
Time: year 2019, year 2004, year 1865
⇓ similarity ⇓
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life ...
Time: year 2013, year 2000, year 1983
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
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3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, captivating, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, teenager, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, touching
Plot: child abuse, traumatic childhood, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, small town, teasing, drunkenness, abusive husband, bullying, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Minari (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the ...
Plot: countryside, korean american, grandmother grandson relationship, trailer, church, american dream, heart condition, farmer, mobile home, bank, eating, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas
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Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, ironic, captivating, feminist film
Plot: lesbian interest, loneliness, female lawyer, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, small town, teacher, old man ...
Time: 2010s, year 1966, year 1959, year 1975, year 1918
Place: montana
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22%
April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, melancholic
Plot: teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter conflict, infidelity, sister sister relationship, baby, teenage mother, real estate agent, older woman younger man sex, seductive woman ...
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Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, uplifting, feel good ...
Plot: miraculous event, healing power, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, hopes, cause and meaning, friendship, spirituality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states, xian, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: gay teenager, gay, korean american, spa, immigrants, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, closeted homosexual, father son relationship, gay slur, alcoholic father, gay crush ...
Place: los angeles, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Three Days of Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.
Style: touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, drugs, mother daughter relationship, marital discord, desperation, false accusation, drug use, rain, restaurant, coworker relationship, disability, father daughter relationship ...
Place: cleveland ohio
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21%
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: doctor, illness, hospital, cancer, surgery, friend, friendship, student, drinking, death, drinking alcohol, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: family conflict, dysfunctional family, secret, family reunited, family relations, father son relationship, family gatherings, husband wife relationship, love, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: new york, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, father son relationship, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: girl, cell phone, husband wife relationship, blackmail, grandmother granddaughter relationship, hit by a bus, lawyer, memory, bus driver, globe, school bus, dead father ...
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52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, disorder, youth, parents and children, family, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, terminal illness, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, social misfits, family relations, autism, missing child, train, imagination, hopes, mentally challenged, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
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Starlet (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, older woman younger woman relationship, aging, lifestyle, introspection, twentysomething life, reach out, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, film within a film, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
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The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, writers, nobel prize, professor, infidelity, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, revelation, aspiring writer ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, sweden, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, captivating, thought provoking, melancholic
Plot: drug addiction, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, old woman, family relations, nurse, church, religion, husband wife relationship, dying, depression ...
Place: usa
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I Smile Back (2015)
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, family problems, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, couple relations, small town life, love and romance, brother brother relationship, single parent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
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Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: custody battle, child, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, boy, police, divorced parents, lawyer, lie, father son relationship, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly ...
Style: psychological, sincere, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, singer, convict, parole, prison, couple relations, starting over, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Blackbird (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, euthanasia, dying man, family problems, life & death, meaning of life, health situation, problem solving, death of mother, doubts and hesitations, dark secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, redemption, youth, small town, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social relations, hopes, society, adolescence, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
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