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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, sentimental, psychological, sincere, thought provoking, touching, realistic, semi serious, melancholic ...
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, homecoming, folk, actress, paraplegic, drunkenness, handicap, recovery, pelican, physical therapy, small town, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and melancholic films with plots about hopes, redemption, mentor, friendship, culture clash, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Passion Fish: The Waterdance (1992), Spring Forward (1999), Clean and Sober (1988), Jacknife (1989), Drunks (1995). 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, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, society, paralysis, human nature, hopes, human spirit, life philosophy, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, friends, power relations, boss and employee, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, introspection, downfall, self discovery, going straight, rehabilitation, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 5K
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 ...
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.4
 908
Drunks (1995)
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, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: alcoholic, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, friends, rehabilitation, church, starting over, going straight, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, college, anti war, protest, weekend, couples, twentysomething life, love and romance, hopes, couple relations, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, mentor, blind character, human nature, depression, disability, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, thanksgiving, student, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, family life, dysfunctional character, drugs/alcohol, family relations, coming of age, working class, starting over, society, alcohol abuse, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, support group, alcoholic, rehabilitation, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking, teacher, elementary school, awkwardness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 1K
Inside Moves (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, disability, suicide attempt, basketball, bartender, wheelchair, bar, waitress, hospital, redemption, social misfits, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 2K
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, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: gang, crime, writer's life, hopes, life is a bitch, going straight, performer's life, confined, human spirit, crimes, urban, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 11K
Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, homecoming, gang, survival, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, going straight, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, bleak, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, alcohol abuse, friendship, downfall, supportive spouse, innocence lost, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 407
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: realistic, offbeat, humorous, sincere, touching ...
Plot: writer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, love and romance, hopes, drug abuse, friends, drugs/alcohol, buddies, partners, self discovery, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, starting over, widow, depression, death in the family, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family life, couples, self discovery, skyscraper ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, society, alcohol abuse, miraculous event, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, clergy, salvation, nun, catholic church ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 733
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, asthma, high school, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, music band, working class, society ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.1
 13K
Trees Lounge (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tommy has lost his job, his love and his life. He lives in a small apartment above the Trees Lounge, a bar which he frequents along with a few other regulars without lives. He gets a job driving an ice cream truck and ends up getting involved with ...
Style: talky, realistic, psychological, gloomy, semi serious ...
Plot: bar, drinking, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, love and romance, society, unemployment, mechanic, self discovery, alcohol abuse, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: support group, coping, hopes, drug abuse, human spirit, self discovery, family problems, against the odds, alcohol abuse, friendship, rehabilitation, changing lives ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 13K
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, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, jealousy, forgiveness, country, christianity, radio, sin, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.0
 82K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, crimes, human nature, haunted by the past, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, social problems, financial problem, hopes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: pardon, friendship, redemption, starting over, hopes, self discovery, society, blind character, warden, clergy, remorse, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, loss of friend, funeral, parents and children, loss of parent, family problems, alcohol abuse, drinking problem, family relations, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 4K
On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, youth, romance, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, rehabilitation, identity crisis, thirtysomething life, drugs/alcohol, suicidal, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 403
The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jazz, disability, music, lifestyle, misfit, family problems, family life, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, family in crisis, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, friendship, hopes, parents and children, friends, family relations, small town life, couples, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, talky, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, crumbling marriage, hopes, master and servant, suburban life, suburbs, unfulfillment, love and romance, follow your dream, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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