Movies like The Sea Inside

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The Sea Inside (2004)
 8.0
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Original name: Mar adentro
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, touching, realistic, philosophical, sincere, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, lawyer, freedom, dignity, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, trial, choice, introspection, understanding, friendship, death, accident, death wish, suffering, sailor, life & death, deadend life, destiny, friends ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, galicia, catalonia

Most similar movies to The Sea Inside

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about hopes, mentor, runaway, redemption, storytelling, hospital and human spirit mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sea Inside: You Don't Know Jack (2010), Before Night Falls (2000), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Name of the Father (1993), Dallas Buyers Club (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, beirut lebanon, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, judge, lawyer, district attorney, murder, moral dilemma, against the rules, legal action, historical figure, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, oppression, exile, homosexual, poet, gay, artist, gay slur, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, harsh, surreal ...
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, disability, human nature, hopes, suffering, cruelty, hospital, doctors and patients ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, thief, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: handicapped, falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, coming of age, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, single parent, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 119K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, doctor, patient, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 167
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: disability, life turned upside down, redemption, human spirit, friendship, true love, couple relations, hopes, love and romance, womanizer, rehabilitation, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, president, head of state ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., florida, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, life turned upside down, power relations, society, misfit, fighting the system, human spirit, doctors and patients, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 12K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: fighting the system, model, life is a bitch, un, feminism, human spirit, injustice, introspection, deportation, sexual abuse, supermodel, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, against the odds, hopes, ambition, rivalry, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: school, terminal illness, hospital, family relations, parents and children, dedicated educator, workplace situations, unfulfillment, child illness, hopes, legal action, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: trial, arson, justice, court, lawyer, fighting the system, false accusation, legal, freedom, hopes, prison, death penalty ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: gardener, friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, homosexuality, introspection, artists and showbiz, naivete, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, working class, job seeking, self esteem, bar, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, society, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 41K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, legal action, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, forces of nature, environmental, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1966
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 22K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, righting the wronged, fighting the system, public health, legal action, against the odds, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1999, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 216K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, homosexual, lgbt, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, gay, hiv, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, family relations, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, youth, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 81K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, society, rebelliousness, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.6
 89K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, bleak ...
Plot: prison, boxing, freedom, prison life, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 168K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: justice, against the odds, lawyer, relationship vs career, single mother, contamination, righting the wronged, court, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 32K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: therapy, psychiatrist, redemption, child abuse, african american, demotion, anger, navy, childhood, changing lives, first love, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, cleveland ohio, san diego california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, wheelchair, post traumatic stress disorder, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, downfall, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, usa, new york, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 20K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, research, cure, medicine, child illness, parents and children, treatment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, edinburgh scotland, boston, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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