Movies like Rebel in the Rye

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Rebel in the Rye (2017)
 6.7
 8K
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, disturbing, anthology
Plot: recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, writers, obsession, genius, friendship, teenage boy, father son relationship, spirituality, father daughter relationship, isolation, friend, survival, dancing, mental institution, loneliness, nazi, success, religion, jewish, violence, forest, german ...
Time: year 1946, year 1939, 20th century, year 2010
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about drinking, drink, friendship, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, photograph and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Rebel in the Rye: Tolkien (2019), A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015), Ithaca (2015), Violette (2013), The Last of Robin Hood (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 29K
Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: friendship between men, male friendship, world war one, boys' school, class differences, coming of age, young soldier, soldier, male protagonist, teenage boy, group of friends, treasure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1971, year 1937 ...
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the childhood of Oz in Jerusalem and his youth in the Kibbutz during the British Mandate and the first days of the state of Israel. The plot describes the relationship between young Oz to his mother and his first steps as a writer.
Style: sincere, sad, psychological, based on true events, suspenseful
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, depression, family relations, anti semitism, husband wife relationship, school, mother son relationship, childhood memory, based on a novel, autobiography, female director, typewriter ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1947
Place: jerusalem, israel, palestine, india, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 2K
Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, friendship, promise, world war two, family relations, coming of age, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, writer's life, friends, gender, society, couples, feminism, strong female presence, artists and showbiz, lesbian, pregnant bride ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1964, year 1972, 1950s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, family relations, adultery, love affair, obsession, life turned upside down, romance, parents and children, hopes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: movie star, womanizer, sexual abuse, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, showbiz, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1965, 1950s ...
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, cuba, vancouver british columbia canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 7K
Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, political unrest, society, wartime life, nazism, world war two, friendship, anti semitism, writers, euthanasia ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: sincere, serious, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, book, friendship, depression, death, trust, writer's block ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, illinois, new york, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, childhood memory, pregnant, pregnant woman, portrait painting, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, year 1963, year 1961, 50s, year 1940 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 12K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, censorship, gay, mental institution, hippie ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20s, 1920s, year 1955 ...
Place: san francisco, denver colorado, california, idaho, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, touching, disturbing
Plot: friendship, village, war, introspection, youth, village life, elderly, human nature, good versus evil, coming of age, fight, old woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, captivating, touching
Plot: jazz, jazz musician, historical figure, trust, promise, jealousy, father daughter relationship, drinking, flashback, friendship, love and romance, song ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, family relations, racism, interracial relations, injustice, culture clash, war, romance, love, society, americana ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: seattle, los angeles, north dakota, usa, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lesbian mother, wartime life, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, against the odds, infidelity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1999
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 3K
Princess Cyd (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at ...
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, touching
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, sexual identity, novelist, coming of age, summer vacation, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, roommate, friendship, female protagonist, party ...
Time: 90s, year 1968, year 1992, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, rise to the top, couples, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, mortality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new mexico, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 9K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, surrealism, student, gay, coming of age, romance, writer's life, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1936, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, new york, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, journalist, delusion, apology, school, promise, running away from home, family conflict, grudge ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: west virginia, lower east side manhattan new york city, utah, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.7
 11K
Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.
Style: intellectual, exciting, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jewish, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, atheist, romance, jews, existentialism, adolescence, war ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1955, year 1951
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, friendship, student life, sexual tension, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, university, gay ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 18K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, illness, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, priest, photograph, thunder, costume party ...
Time: year 1981, year 1960, year 1958, year 1965, year 1971 ...
Place: africa, spain, germany, england, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Love After Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sixty-something mother and her two adult sons cope and move onward following the death of their larger-than-life father/husband.
Plot: middle aged woman, mother son relationship, drunkenness, rain, cake, bathroom, christmas, orange juice, loss of father, microphone, wine, giving a toast ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 33K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: soldier, military, loneliness, responsibility, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, friendship, iraq war, casualty of war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.7
 15K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, tense, rough, suspense ...
Plot: journalist, war correspondent, al qaeda, eye patch, danger, uncover truth, war, life is a bitch, tamil, middle east conflict, flowers, running ...
Time: year 2003, year 2011, year 2012, year 1986, year 1991 ...
Place: syria, iraq, sri lanka, london, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, couples, graduation, friendship, hopes, human nature, writing, student ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 5K
I Am Michael (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, ambiguous ending
Plot: gay relationship, church, preacher, introspection, gender, society, gays and lesbians, gay, gay man straight woman relationship, magazine editor, conservatism, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2000, year 2002 ...
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 14K
A Hidden Life (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943. Opening at Jägerstätter’s home in Austria’s countryside, the film follows Franz and his wife, Fani, ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, captivating, based on true events
Plot: clergy, world war two, courtroom, nazi germany, love, treason, arrest, husband wife relationship, lawyer, humiliation, interrogation, torture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1941, year 1939
Place: austria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 787
American Son (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a young Marine, fresh from Camp Pendleton, who is forced to confront the complexities of adulthood and a volatile home life during a four-day Thanksgiving leave.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sincere, serious
Plot: fall in love, family relations, coming of age, thanksgiving, self discovery, homecoming, soldier, best friends, bittersweet, sexual content, profanity, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
Plot: family, memory, death of friend, cemetery, family relations, moving, murder of friend, broken down car, national socialism, lighting a candle, church, grave ...
Time: year 1937, year 1965, year 1938
Place: austria, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 6K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, youth, self discovery, danger, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, poland, budapest hungary, slovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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