Movies like Passion Fish

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Passion Fish (1992)
 7.5
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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: clever, talky, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: accident, actress, wheelchair, rehabilitation, friendship, folk, disability, human nature, self discovery, urban, hopes, friends, starting over, alcohol abuse, homecoming, life is a bitch, paralysis, drunkenness, handicap, recovery, paraplegic, 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, melancholic, touching and talky films with plots about mentor, redemption, dialogue, life philosophy, runaway, depression and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Passion Fish: Spring Forward (1999), Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979), Clean and Sober (1988), Drunks (1995), The Waterdance (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, human nature, working class, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, partners, society, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, clever, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, college, protest, reunion, anti war, buddies, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, male nudity, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., medical school, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, touching, talky, serious, sincere ...
Plot: drinking, drug abuse, real estate agent, cocaine, false accusation, yuppie, addiction, downfall, human nature, introspection, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 870
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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: alcoholic, addiction, support group, church, redemption, downfall, rehabilitation, drunk, human nature, drug abuse, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, human nature, paraplegic, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends, rehabilitation, human spirit, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.0
 80K
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: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, mentally challenged, father figure, death threat, autism, gay slur, homosexual, redemption, human nature, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: farm, drugs/alcohol, single parent, dysfunctional family, starting over, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family relations, rehabilitation, human nature, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, atlanta georgia, alabama, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 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, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, performer's life, crime, drug dealing, going straight, human spirit, prison, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, disability, mentor, change of heart, thanksgiving, blindness, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 12K
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, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: bar, drinking, small town, social misfits, alcohol abuse, misfit, society, life is a bitch, human nature, self discovery, down on your luck, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 704
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, music band, coming of age, neo realism, down on your luck, high school life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 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, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prom, friendship, human nature, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, buddies, mentally unstable, dealing with death, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 12K
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, small town, redemption, country, forgiveness, jealousy, minister, preacher, christianity, religions or cults, radio station, apostle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: widow, starting over, depression, lottery, single parent, crumbling marriage, single mother, dealing with death, urban, human nature, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, death, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hiv, parents and children, friends, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, book, haunted by the past, loss of friend, nervous breakdown, funeral, professor, singer, alcohol abuse, house, alcohol, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, playwright, secret society, mental illness, kidnapping, estrangement, americana, human nature, marriage, family feud, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, drifter, single mother, suicide attempt, workplace, single parent, introspection, sibling relationship, parents and children, workplace romance, siblings relations, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.8
 15K
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: realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: addiction, support group, drinking, teacher, rehabilitation, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, elementary school, drugs/alcohol, wife husband relationship, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, clergy, alcohol abuse, miraculous event, crimes, hopes, society, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship, priest, german army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 1K
Diamond Men (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new ...
Style: touching, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, on the road, aging, friends, introspection, self discovery, heist, workplace situations, crimes, love and romance, partners, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 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, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, disability, basketball, friendship, hospital, bartender, waitress, wheelchair, bar, social misfits, redemption, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, old friends, addiction, human nature, drugs/alcohol, introspection, urban, rehabilitation, starting over, thirtysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, journal, human nature, romance, urban, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, young lovers, crumbling marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, coming of age, opposites attract, human nature, introspection, parents and children ...
Place: nebraska, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 11K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: painting, midlife crisis, philosophy, human nature, friendship, self discovery, extramarital affair, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, friends, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, couple relations, small town life, lesbian, bee, midlife crisis, domestic violence, friends, feminism, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, louisiana, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, coming of age, flat, factory worker, female friendship, couples, friends, couple relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 398
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, family life, musician's life, prodigy, single parent, friendship, parents and children, artists and showbiz, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, bleak, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, magazine, fashion show, nightlife, addiction, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol, downfall, urban, redemption, alcohol abuse, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%