Movies like California Solo

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California Solo (2012)
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself into a stupor every night and retires to his shabby apartment to record his podcast, recounting the tragic deaths of great musicians. After a particularly heavy night of drowning his sorrows at a local watering hole, he is arrested for driving under the influence. This snag, coupled with a long-ago conviction for a drug offense, means Lachlan faces possible deportation. His only hope of remaining stateside is proving that his absence would cause extreme hardship for a spouse or relative – forcing him to confront relationships he thought were buried forever.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, music, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, introspection, haunted by the past, family relations, hopes and estrangement mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like California Solo: Caroline and Jackie (2012), About Sunny (2011), Home Again (2012), War Story (2014), Heart of Now (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, psychological
Plot: addiction, introspection, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, eating disorder, siblings relations, friends, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, anorexia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, homecoming, culture clash, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, starting over, rivalry, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, usa, united states, canada
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: society, haunted by the past, immigrants, photojournalist, life is a bitch, female protagonist, post traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder, hostage, war correspondent, couples, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
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Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, introspection, looking for love, haunted by the past, redemption, downfall, pregnancy, spirituality, breakup, female protagonist, relationship problems, problem solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, married couple, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, cultural difference, relationships, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, aging, couples, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, disorder, life turned upside down, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Black Limousine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A ghost story set in the city of dreams (IMDb.com).
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, introspection, down on your luck, downfall, addiction, psychological drama, depression, love interest, surrealism, accidental death, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, introspection, family life, human nature, estrangement, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, talky, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, reunion, friendship, love triangle, twentysomething life, love and romance, desert, bittersweet, road not taken, unfulfillment, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, society, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, criminal heroes, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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68%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
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Blue Eyes (2009)
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
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Place: usa
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64%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
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Horse Money (2014)
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
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All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, actor's life, introspection, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, global warming, bare breasts ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An ageing jazz pianist learns something about his wife of 65 years, leading him to question their life together.
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