Movies like The Irishman 1978

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The Irishman (1978)
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The Irishman (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Paddy Doolan is a man who refuses to accept change. In a new century where the motor car is changing the way things are done, the stubborn Irishman, the last of the draught-horse teamsters, continues to haul timber the old way.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, adventure, family, family life, against the odds, society, wilderness, lone wolves, culture clash, horse, technology, irish, team, horse riding, outback, progress, bush, australian outback
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: australia, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and captivating films with plots about society, family relations, romance, couples, love and romance, family life and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Irishman: The Call of the Toad (2005), Falling for a Dancer (1998), The Waiting City (2009), Costas (1979), Little Men (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Call of the Toad (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Polish woman and a German man fall in love against the odds and decide to set up a cemetery for exiles. But can their daring venture survive the call of the toad? Adapted from Gunter Grass’ novel.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: fascism, love and romance, romance, society, family relations, stereotypes, nazi germany, archive footage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, poland
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95%
Falling for a Dancer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant. Community pressure forces her to marry a dull middle-aged man, but maybe there is hope on the horizon.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, countryside, family relations, romance, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, society, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe
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94%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, love and romance, misfit, politics, society, journalism, taxi, couples, forbidden love, love affair, immigration ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Little Men (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, two street kids from Boston find themselves at Plumfield, a rural boarding school run by Jo and her husband -- and they soon learn academic and life lessons they won't ever forget.
Style: feel good, uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: boarding school, family relations, orphan, power relations, family life, school, youth, society, kids in trouble, boarding school life, school teacher, smoking ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: san francisco
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82%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couple relations, redemption, culture clash, hopes, starting over, misfit, society, couples, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, usa, asia, washington d.c.
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79%
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Over the Hill (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alma can't stand to have one more birthday without seeing her estranged daughter, Elizabeth, who lives in Sydney, Australia.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, love and romance, elderly lovers, misfit, opposites attract, golden years, supportive spouse, elderly, estrangement, transvestism, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, pregnancy, racism, interracial relations, social differences, family life, fish out of water, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Fools of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, estate, state affairs, society, mentally unstable, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, rebellion, vengeance, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, orphan, escapades, danger, family, friends, survival, friendship, family life, parents and children, plague ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Makioka Sisters (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms. It paints a vivid portrait of the pre-war lifestyle of the wealthy Makioka family from Osaka, and draws a parallel ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: family relations, romance, family life, family in crisis, siblings relations, working class, forces of nature, world war two, couples, family problems, matchmaking, nubile woman ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl is born to an Aboriginal mother and an Afgan father.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, interracial relations, tragic love, forbidden love, culture clash, hopes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, youth, fall in love, true love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: australia, afghanistan
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64%
Some Things That Stay (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, love affair, romance, family problems, life turned upside down, love and romance, youth, teenage life, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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59%
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Tim (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Handsome but backward gardener Tim Melville has a new woman in his life. She is Mary, his widowed employer, a woman who had given up on love until she had found Tim. At first they are friends. But soon they become lovers, as Mary, drawn to ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, older woman younger man relationship, mentally challenged, family life, unlikely couple, society, love and romance, single parent, romance, social misfits, misfit, social differences ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, family life, parents and children, strong female presence, hopes, society, redemption, couple relations, americana, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: labor union, family relations, farm, family life, workplace situations, down on your luck, against the odds, survival, society, life is a bitch, great depression, farm hand ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, wilderness, isolation, society, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family business, factory, love affair, social differences, forbidden love, society, fall in love, infidelity, tragic love, couples, crumbling marriage, romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Angel Baby (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall in love. Unfortunately they are on a road to nowhere...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, schizophrenia, therapy, love and romance, society, young lovers, social misfits, romance, misfit, couple relations, fall in love, mental illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, love and romance, family problems, society, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
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46%
Unfinished Sky (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An Outback farmer takes in an Afghani woman who has fled from a brothel.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: on the run, unlikely couple, solitude, couples, isolation, romance, wilderness, countryside, starting over, prostitute, society, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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46%
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My Australia (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: City of Lodz in Poland, after the Second World War. Two brothers, Tadek and Andrzej, grow up without a father, and their mother, so busy at work, does not notice when the boys join a rowdy and anti-Semitic organization.Only when during a fight one ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, self discovery, family relations, society, single parent, neo nazism, holocaust survivor, immigration, misfit, siblings relations, uncircumcised penis
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
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46%
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Cloudstreet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 342 min.
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Story: Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, starting over, change of luck, family life, family relations, destiny, society, hopes, cause and meaning, foreknowledge, serial killer, brain damage ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: australia
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45%
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, coming of age, on the road, young heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, opposites attract, couples, family relations, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, society, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, teenage boy, beach, friendship, irish republican army, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, society, unlikely couple, social misfits, village, family relations, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, coming of age, dublin ireland, friends, environmentalism, couples, countryside, couple relations, suburbs, love triangle ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, london
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44%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, cardiologist, marriage of convenience, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, family tradition, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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42%
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War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, against the odds, wartime life, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, society, romance, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada, london
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42%