Movies like Dreamland

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Dreamland (2006)
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Dreamland (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, trailer park, self discovery, starting over, youth, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, basketball, introspection, desert, motorcycle, bikini, coming of age, hapless, beauty pageant, hospital, accident, new mexico desert
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, new mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about hopes, love and romance, family relations, starting over, self discovery, introspection and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Dreamland: The Citizen (2012), The World Made Straight (2015), Jess + Moss (2011), Paraiso Travel (2008), Refuge (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
Place: usa, new york
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95%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, hopes, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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78%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, smoking, memory, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Paraiso Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: PARAISO TRAVEL is the story of Marlon Cruz, a young Colombian man who, motivated by his girlfriend Reina leaves his comfortable life in Medellin and flees with her through Guatemala and Mexico, across the borders, illegally into the United States. ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, strong sexual content, couples, hopes, young lovers, starting over, obsessive quest, youth, couple relations, follow your dream, love and romance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, colombia, latin america, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, hopes, addiction, dedicated educator, youth, redemption, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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59%
Margarita with a Straw (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: cerebral palsy, sexual relations, self discovery, starting over, fall in love, introspection, social misfits, disability, fish out of water, bittersweet, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, india, delhi
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55%
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, crimes, parents and children, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, release from prison, false accusation, father daughter relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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55%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, destiny, hopes, family relations, starting over, redemption, parents and children, human nature, love and romance, romance, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, talky, sexy ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, family problems, hopes, elderly, parents and children, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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53%
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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, emotional, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, society, golden years, elderly, bittersweet, friends, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, redemption, one more chance, musician's life, religions or cults, hopes, celebrity culture, hip hop, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, humorous ...
Plot: church, christmas, life is a bitch, redemption, unemployment, family relations, love and romance, hopes, society, clergy, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: serious, emotional, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, teenage love, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, fall in love, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, on the road, hung over, native american, twilight
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, culture clash, americana, pregnancy, society, love and romance, wooing, road not taken, small town, bittersweet, hopes, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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45%
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A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, theater, introspection, starting over, cinema, society, love and romance, looking for love, optimism, hopes, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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44%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: talky, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: reunion, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, friendship, desert, love and romance, twentysomething life, love triangle, bittersweet, haunted by the past, estrangement, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: on the road, fall in love, survival, love and romance, hopes, danger, starting over, rescue, immigrants, desert, follow your dream, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
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42%
The Night Watchmen (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Times have changed a lot for Franck who is a night watchman. About a decade ago he was a specialized worker. Today he feels bored but would jump at any chance to prove his bravery and courage.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: life turned upside down, starting over, dull life, disorder, unfulfillment, hopes, security guard, police, loneliness, car accident, money, necktie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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40%
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Anita B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After World War II, Anita, a young survivor of Auschwitz, becomes involved in an intense and passionate affair that almost shatters her until she gains the strength to start a new life.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: starting over, love affair, haunted by the past, teenage love, adoption, youth, family relations, small town, hopes, auschwitz, self discovery, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, family problems, self discovery, introspection, human nature, supportive spouse, family in crisis, medical school, hopes, love, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mojave Phone Booth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the middle of the Mojave desert rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the Internet and for years, travelers would make the trek down a lonely ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere
Plot: self discovery, dull life, estrangement, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, couple relations, society, vandalism, interlinked stories, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, musician's life, introspection, estrangement, music, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, estrangement, family problems, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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37%
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, gang, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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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: contemplative, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: desert, introspection, looking for love, haunted by the past, redemption, downfall, pregnancy, female protagonist, spirituality, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 671
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, death in the family, drug abuse, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, estrangement, father daughter relationship, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, introspection, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, rags to riches, billionaire, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%