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Passion Fish (1992)
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. Then she meets with Chantelle, whose stubbornness matches her own -- if only because Chantelle, herself a recovering cocaine addict, cannot afford to lose this job. Their mutual dislike gradually develops into an armed truce as the two women deal with their own problems and with each others'.
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, friends, life is a bitch, self discovery, alcohol abuse, starting over, hopes, human nature, urban, paralysis, strong female presence, homecoming, profanity, folk, photograph, lake, kiss, swamp, pelican, actress, drunkenness ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and melancholic films with plots about friendship, hopes, redemption, loneliness, mentor, life philosophy and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Passion Fish: The Waterdance (1992), Everything Must Go (2010), Spring Forward (1999), Clean and Sober (1988), Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, human nature, human spirit, paralysis, hopes, society, paraplegic, life philosophy, friends ...
Time: 90s
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Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, starting over, alcohol abuse, marital problem, addiction, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, goodhearted, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
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Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, partners, hopes, buddies, odd couple, down on your luck, human nature, parents and children, boss and employee, society, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, college, anti war, protest, weekend, friends, social differences, introspection, human nature, couple relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., boston, california
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Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children, teenage life, americana, love and romance, hopes, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, family problems, friends, couples, down on your luck, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Wheels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two suicidal paraplegic junkies hustle their way through the city streets trying to find a reason to live.
Style: touching, semi serious, psychological, captivating, sad ...
Plot: paraplegic, junkie, friendship, disability, introspection, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, suicide, self discovery, life, loneliness, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, realistic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, human nature, friendship, mentor, blind character, depression, ex military, teaching the ways of the world, unlikely friendships, thanksgiving, blindness, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 17K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, twists and turns, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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62%
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, bittersweet, performer's life, life is a bitch, drug dealing, confined, hopes, injustice, profanity, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Me and Will (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two women with a passion for motorcycles meet while going through rehab. When they discover they've both longed to ride Captain America's red, white, and blue chopper from Easy Rider, they escape the rehab clinic and hit the highway in ...
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, offbeat, contemplative ...
Plot: on the road, clinic, human nature, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, friends, drugs/alcohol, profanity, escape, self discovery, addiction, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 892
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, contemplative ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sling Blade (1996)
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Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 14K
The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, forgiveness, jealousy, country, radio, social relations, sin, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, touching, bleak, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Third Miracle (1999)
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Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, owner dog relationship, financial problem, social problems, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, melancholic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: contemplative, talky, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
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