Movies like Universal Signs

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Universal Signs (2008)
 5.7
 144
Universal Signs (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.
Plot: shower, love, friendship, death, train, spirit, university, rain, redemption, sign language, umbrella, transformation, deaf, fight, depression, art, male female relationship, computer, guardian angel, accident, mirror, coffee, artist, kiss, hopes ...
Place: philadelphia

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Most similar movies to Universal Signs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and sincere films with plots about friendship, hopes, redemption, death, love, friends and male female relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Universal Signs: Slipaway (2017), Columbus (2017), Farewell to Harry (2002), Handsome Harry (2009), Seven Pounds (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Slipaway (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a homeless young musician moves into a sailboat with a feisty elderly widow, the two must overcome their differences and haunting pasts to unlock each other's dreams.
Style: spiritual, captivating, sincere, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: family secret, family relations, elderly woman, afterlife, mother daughter relationship, salvation, saint, loneliness, death, music teacher, dream, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
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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 ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, korean american, small town, friendship, coma, library, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: year 1954, year 1950, year 2008, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A down-and-out writer, Nick Sennet, runs into Harry, a man that, legend has it, died long ago. Together they attempt to revitalize a defunct factory as well as their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, redemption, older man younger man relationship, factory, small town, human spirit, starting over, family relations, human nature, hopes, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, introspection, redemption, betrayal, dishonesty, machismo, friendship between men, death of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.6
 295K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, self sacrifice, fall in love, life changing experience, true love, hopes, tragic event, vegetarian, sacrifice, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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 ⇓
66%
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.
Plot: taxi, partner, hospital, drawing, pet cat, trial, hopes, gay, illness, fever, stage, book ...
Time: year 1988
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Burning Sands (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: university, danger, crimes, youth, society, friendship, brotherhood, disorder, murder, hopes, greed, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Man Push Cart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock star turned immigrant, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. And every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day, however,the pattern ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, loneliness, rich and poor, hopes, society, haunted by the past, city life, fall in love, falling in love, sadness, survival, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: coming of age, friendship, redemption, youth, small town, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social relations, hopes, society, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, redemption, starting over, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, single parent, haunted by the past, redemption, love, loss of mother, teenager, friendship, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
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Tracks (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A soldier returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle college student. But their relationship is shattered by his flashbacks to ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, contemplative
Plot: soldier, train, homecoming, friendship, battles, buddies, military, mentally unstable, war, psychopath, friends, mental illness ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
This Is Martin Bonner (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two men, at opposite ends of the social spectrum, find themselves starting new lives in the same, small town and form an unlikely friendship.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: estrangement, rehabilitation, friendship, haunted by the past, starting over, redemption, one more chance, dishonesty, betrayal, gain trust, society, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
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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, spirituality, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy, vatican, united states, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, desert, friendship, self discovery, love, highway, road trip, salesman, deaf man, hopes, youth, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Beach House (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cara Rudland thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie, who has been caring for ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, family reunited, life philosophy, turtle, family relations, female protagonist, love, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, parents and children, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, dark humor, hopes, social misfits, rehabilitation, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, iowa, phoenix arizona, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Goodbye Trainmen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: train, neighbor, small town, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age, drinking, seduction, drink, teenager, flashback, grave ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, dedicated educator, femininity, college, art, art history, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, manhattan new york city, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christmas on Division Street (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, christmas, library, homeless man, friends, bittersweet, social differences, human spirit, redemption, down on your luck, society, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, human nature, social relations, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, ufo, village, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, dishonesty, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Potential Inertia (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Declan Holmes is graduating college, a hard enough time as it is, and heading out into the real world. The loss he experiences is like nothing he has ever known before. 'Potential Inertia' is the story of his journey through a very ...
Plot: college, graduation, love, loss, friendship, hopes
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, family relations, society, social misfits, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, friends, profanity, teenage life, americana, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa, salt lake city utah, st. louis missouri, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, architect, house, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, pardon, forgiveness, friendship, starting over, self discovery, hopes, society, clergy, warden, blind character, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%