Movies like Don't Let Me Drown

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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, youth, family relations, parents and children, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, opposites attract, teenage love, 9/11, misfit, love and romance, fall in love, couples, teenage life, young lovers, sexual content, dealing with death, latin, profanity, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Don't Let Me Drown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, youth, society, family relations, parents and children, couples and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like Don't Let Me Drown: Mamitas (2011), Greencard Warriors (2013), Four (2012), Beautiful Fall (2004), The Green Chariot (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, youth, high school, opposites attract, couples, social relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: gang, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 537
Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, gender, family relations, parents and children, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 162
Beautiful Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ninni is sixteen and she lives in a beautiful mansion in the swedish countryside with her family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, eccentric family, teenage love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, countryside, parents and children, teenage life, estate, bittersweet, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Green Chariot (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Emigration to Israel challenges Sasha's Jewish identity. Will love help him to go over this crisis?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: jewish, fall in love, moral dilemma, family relations, religions or cults, society, romance, love and romance, immigrants, parents and children, misfit, emigration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 634
Liar's Moon (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Matt Dillion In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker (Jack's mom's high school sweetheart). Ginny's been at boarding school; she's headed for Vassar. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, cult film
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, teenager, coming of age, love, parents and children, small town life, teenage life, small town, social differences, infidelity, computers and web ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 318
Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, couples, follow your dream, lifestyle, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, society, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 468
Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, rich and poor, couples, society, parents and children, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 906
Puppylove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Diane is a mysterious and lonely teenager. Sharing special bonds with her father Christian, she takes care of the education of her brother Marc. The arrival of Julia in the neighborhood, a charismatic and liberated young British woman, is going to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, sex scene, teenage love, seduction, youth, teenage life, parents and children, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, underage sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A between-the-sheets peek at Black Love and Sexuality
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: couples, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, society, city life, teenage love, twentysomething life, feminism, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 572
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 3K
Love Hurts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Renata is a young high-class girl and Ulises is a poor guy. They both fall in love, but they must fight against everyone, specially Renata's rich parents, who want to stop their love by sending her to Canada. The story remarks the difference ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, poverty, wealth, against the odds, forbidden love, social differences, young lovers, romance, society, youth, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 277
Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, young lovers, coming of age, human nature, teenage life, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 122
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, family in crisis, wedding anniversary, life turned upside down, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, korean american, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 190
Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: christian, family relations, college, legal, rivalry, courtroom, contests and competitions, moral dilemma, gender, youth, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.6
 1K
Bizarre (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: male nudity, gay interest, male male relationship, gay, sex scene, haunted by the past, romance, teenage life, male objectification, youth, nightclub, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, social relations, youth, society, couples, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, intellectual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual content, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 87K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, teenage life, youth, love, family relations, teen romance, love and romance, father daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, ireland, usa, georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 328
Gestation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, couples, society, youth, teenage life, love, young lovers, teenager, grownups, responsibility, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: costa rica, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.5
 664
Painkillers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Casper (Gijs Blom) has never met his father and lives alone with his mother Marit (Birgit Schuurman). He likes to spend his free time playing the piano, so he is thrilled when he is chosen to become a pianist in a youth orchestra – and especially ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: absent father, teenage love, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, single parent, youth, teenage life, search for father, friendship, terminal illness, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 171
Boys Life 6 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anthonlogy of four gay-themed stories centered around the idea of first-time crushes.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, self discovery, teenage love, friendship, family relations, youth, love and romance, coming of age, gender, seduction, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 36K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, romantic, bad ending, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, opposites attract, first love, love, terminal illness, romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, cancer, teen romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 1K
The Goob (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We’re in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding beet fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car supremo and ladies’ ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, youth, small town, parents and children, teenage boy, 16 year old, friendship, summer, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, fall in love, rich and poor, slum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 1K
Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young novelist tries to write about love, but realizes he will first need some real-life experience before taking on the subject.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: asthma, self discovery, romance, love affair, fall in love, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, novelist, society, womanizer, sexual content ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, pretend relationship, romance, holiday, couples, family relations, fall in love, family gatherings, couple relations, relationships, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%