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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, 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, touching, melancholic and talky films with plots about hopes, mentor, redemption, friendship, dialogue, runaway and culture clash 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, paralysis, human spirit, human nature, society, hopes, life philosophy, couples, love affair ...
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, love and romance, boss and employee, hopes, down on your luck, family relations, power relations, friends, parents and children, human nature, partners ...
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, self discovery, rehabilitation, downfall, going straight, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, love and romance, siblings relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, 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, couples, going straight, downfall, family problems, tragic hero, friends, church ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, couples, buddies, social differences, society, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., medical school, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, mentor, 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 ⇓
61%
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, single parent, drugs/alcohol, family relations, dysfunctional character, coming of age, americana, human nature, society, social worker, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, alabama, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, asthma, friendship, music band, youth, against the odds, lifestyle, feminism, high school life, society, working class ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
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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: friendship, disability, suicide attempt, basketball, waitress, hospital, bar, wheelchair, bartender, redemption, friends, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, crime, drug dealing, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, crimes, performer's life, writer's life, murder, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, alcohol abuse, downfall, friendship, supportive spouse, innocence lost, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: offbeat, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: friends, drugs/alcohol, buddies, partners, addiction, rehabilitation, clinic, on the road, alcohol abuse, human nature, drug abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, starting over, self discovery, romance, going straight, homecoming, gang, survival, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, kidnapping, americana, estrangement, playwright, secret society, rescue, haunted by the past, small town life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, unfulfillment, love and romance, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, death in the family, couples, family problems, family life ...
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, alcohol abuse, society, crimes, miraculous event, life is a bitch, hopes, clergy, salvation, nun, catholic church ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, gloomy, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: bar, drinking, ice cream truck, alcohol, small town, irresponsible, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, down on your luck, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 16K
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, gloomy, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, support group, drinking, teacher, elementary school, alcoholic, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, irresponsible, human nature, introspection, slacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ 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, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: support group, hopes, coping, friendship, self discovery, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, rehabilitation, addiction ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, forgiveness, minister, jealousy, country, christianity, radio, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, human nature, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, nervous breakdown, funeral, loss of friend, parents and children, loss of parent, family problems, family relations, alcohol abuse, drinking problem, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, social problems, financial problem, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, romance, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over, identity crisis, suicidal, drugs/alcohol, thirtysomething life, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, coming of age, single parent, musician's life, hopes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, friendship, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, single parent, human nature, starting over, parents and children, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 2K
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: talky, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aging, partners, on the road, self discovery, love and romance, crimes, workplace situations, friends, heist, introspection, buddies, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sentimental, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, crumbling marriage, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, master and servant, boss and employee, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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