Movies like Maelstrom

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Maelstrom (2000)
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Maelstrom (2000)
Original name: Maelström
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bibiane is the daughter of a well-known fashion designer who dabbles in modeling when she's not busy helping to run the family business with her brother. But Bibiane has not been especially happy in her work lately, owing in part to an unexpected pregnancy that led her to have an abortion. Bibiane tries drowning her sorrows in alcohol and drugs, and late one night, after several drinks too many, she hits a jaywalker while driving home. The pedestrian staggers away after the accident, and the next morning, Bibiane remembers what happened and is frightened at the prospect that she may have killed someone. When Bibiane reads a newspaper account the next day of a seafood delivery man who died in his kitchen after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, she's convinced she was responsible for the crime. Guiltily attending the man's funeral, Bibiane strikes up a conversation with his son, Evian, and soon the two have become romantically involved, with Bibiane unable to tell Evian her secret.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, harsh, meditative, intense, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic, weird ...
Plot: abortion, self discovery, life is a bitch, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, family problems, human nature, hit and run, drugs, car accident, hit by a car, suicide attempt, self destructing, pregnancy, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, alcohol abuse, couples, family business, dealing with death, fish, surrealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: norway, montreal, montreal quebec canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and psychological films with plots about family relations, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, human nature and parents and children mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Maelstrom: Love Come Down (2000), The Law of Enclosures (2000), On the Edge (2001), Wetlands (2011), A Single Girl (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, romance, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, rehabilitation, athlete's life, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
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The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: new york, usa, greece
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Duration: 85 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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Wetlands (2011)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
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Place: canada
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A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, social relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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80%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
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79%
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78%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: psychological, art house, melancholic, sexy, realistic ...
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78%