Movies Most Similar to Nomadland (2020)

Movies to watch if you like Nomadland (2020).

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Losing Isaiah (1995)

Starring: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama

While craving her next hit, Khaila Richards (Halle Berry), an African-American crack cocaine addict, abandons her infant illegitimate son, Isaiah, in the rubbish.
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Shelter (2014)

Starring: Adolfo Mendez-Nouel, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Hoffman, Teddy Cañez
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama

Tahir, an Illegal immigrant from Nigeria, and Hannah, a heroin addict, live homeless on the streets of Manhattan.
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Laurel Canyon (2002)

Starring: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama

Sam (Christian Bale) and Alex (Kate Beckinsale) are a newly engaged couple who move to Los Angeles to further their careers.
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Lillian (2019)

Genres: Drama

During a job interview a Russian producer of pornographic films tells Lillian he cannot hire her because she overstayed her visa, besides she does not speak English.
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Ayka (2018)

Starring: Samal Yeslyamova, Zhipara Abdilaeva, Sergey Mazur, David Alaverdyan
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama

A young Kyrgyz woman named Ayka lives and illegally works in Moscow. After giving birth to a baby she escapes from the hospital abandoning a newborn child.
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For Colored Girls (2010)

Starring: Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Elise
Duration: 2h 13mins
Genres: Drama

Each woman is represented by a color: Jo Bradmore represents red, Tangie Adrose represents orange, Yasmine represents yellow, Juanita Sims represents green, Kelly Watkins represents blue, Nyla Adrose represents purple, Crystal Wallace represents brown, and Rose represents pink.
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North Country (2005)

Starring: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis
Duration: 2h 6mins
Genres: Drama

In 1989, Josey Aimes flees from her abusive husband back to her hometown in northern Minnesota with her children, Sammy and Karen, and moves in with her parents, Alice and Hank.
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Maryline (2017)

Starring: Adeline D'Hermy, Vanessa Paradis, Alice Pol, Eric Ruf
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama

A wannabe actress follows her dreams and moves to Paris.
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Adam (2019)

Starring: Lubna Azabal, Nisrin Erradi, Douae Belkhaouda, Aziz Hattab
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama

The film focuses on Samia, a young unwed pregnant mother who goes looking for work and is taken in by a widowed baker, Abla.
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The Sensation of Sight (2006)

Starring: David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Gillies, Jane Adams
Duration: 2h 14mins
Genres: Drama

The Sensation of Sight is a feature film produced by independent film company Either/Or Films.
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Being Flynn (2012)

Starring: Paul Dano, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Drama

Nick Flynn (Dano) is an aspiring writer who works at a homeless shelter where his estranged father Jonathan (De Niro) is a client.
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Promised Land (2012)

Starring: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Drama

Steve Butler (Matt Damon) has caught the eyes of top management at his employer, Global Crosspower Solutions, an energy company that specializes in obtaining natural gas trapped underground through a process known as fracking.
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Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Starring: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eleonore Hendricks
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama

Jashaun Winters and John Winters are two full siblings, living with their mother, Lisa (Irene Bedard) on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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Scarecrow (1973)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama

Two vagabonds, Max Millan, a short-tempered ex-convict, and Francis Lionel "Lion" Delbuchi, a childlike ex-sailor, meet on the road in California and agree to become partners in a car wash business, once they reach Pittsburgh.
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Around the Bend (2004)

Starring: Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas, Jonah Bobo
Duration: 1h 25mins
Genres: Drama

The film is inspired by the relationship between Roberts and the absentee, criminally insane, substance-abusing father he barely knew, Robert Stone Jordan (born: Robert Samuel Jordan), a self-styled indie film director/producer in his later years.
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A Good Baby (2000)

Starring: Henry Thomas, David Strathairn, Cara Seymour, Danny Nelson
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Drama

A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby.
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Zurich (2015)

Starring: Barry Atsma, Martijn Lakemeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Tristan Göbel
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Drama

Lea (Fries) has been suffering from cystic fibrosis since her childhood.
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Blue Car (2002)

Starring: David Strathairn, Agnes Bruckner, Margaret Colin, Frances Fisher
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Drama

Megan is a teenage gifted writer living in the Dayton, Ohio area.
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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Comedy

The film opens with pub landlord and frequent holidaymaker Vic Flange (Sid James) openly flirting with the sassy saucepot widow Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) as his battleaxe wife, Cora (Joan Sims), looks on with disdain.
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