Movies like River Made to Drown In

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River Made to Drown In (1997)
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River Made to Drown In (1997)
Original name: A River Made to Drown in
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to spend his last days somewhere humble ans spare. Allen reluctantly takes him in, straining his relationship with Eva, who slowly discovers the truth about their past. When Thaddeus implores Allen to find Jamie, a young hustler he had once tried to rescue, Allen returns to the streets where he must choose between what he left behind and the uncertainty that lies ahead. Written by Alie Heidema
Plot: death, hustler, love, sex, dancing, gay, plague, painter, lawyer, police, friendship, food, cancer, illness, swing, photographer, running, restaurant, homosexual, beach, aids, wine, pursuit, taxi, hollywood ...
Place: los angeles, santa monica california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about death, drinking, friendship, restaurant, mother son relationship, food and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like River Made to Drown In: Bad Night (1986), James White (2015), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Goat (2016), Things That Hang from Trees (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bad Night (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mala Noche is the film debut from director Gus van Sant. The film portrays the unanswered love of an American man toward a young Mexican man.
Style: sexual, touching, gloomy, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, interracial relations, obsession, immigrants, hustler, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, store, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life, eating ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, homosexual, gay, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
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86%
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Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Style: captivating, melancholic, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: college, student, sibling relationship, college student, death of friend, father son relationship, nervousness, drugs, false accusation, drunkenness, 19 year old, dormitory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, touching
Plot: child abuse, traumatic childhood, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, drunkenness, teasing, small town, bullying, abusive husband, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: florida
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77%
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Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: scandal, violence, chase, gymnast, following someone, dancer, friendship, swimming, fight, statutory rape, class reunion, pervert ...
Place: california
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Luminous Motion (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she gets her own place. Then the kid's father shows up to try ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, offbeat
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, family problems, store, parents and children, alcohol abuse, friendship, island, female director, crossword puzzle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, beirut lebanon
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Crossing Paths (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jeremy Booner is a college kid struggling with his grades, with the ladies and with life in general. Brian Miano is a smooth-talking salesman on the fast track to success. A chance encounter at an intersection leaves Jeremy and Brian secretly ...
Plot: restaurant, passport, elvis presley, money, roommate, college student, womanizer, fiancee, employer employee relationship, lawyer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cigar smoking ...
Place: los angeles
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Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, siblings relations, terminal illness, haunted by the past, family life, parents and children, homosexual, secret, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new york
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65%
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Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, offbeat, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, college, friends, buddies, hopes, world, showbiz, redemption, youth, best friends, coming of age, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, year 1983, quarry
Place: new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut
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62%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, self discovery, family gatherings, parents and children, human nature, reunion, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, los angeles, mexico ...
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, eviction, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
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60%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, siblings relations, self discovery, couple relations, sibling relationship, love and romance, actor's life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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60%
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Road Movie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are overweight and bank loans but consider themselves lucky just to ...
Style: road movie
Plot: loneliness, on the road, photograph, police, truck accident, mining, prostitute, crying, insurance, truck, car accident, stabbing ...
Place: chicago illinois, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, thought provoking, captivating, melancholic
Plot: mother son relationship, drug addiction, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, religion, dying, depression, nurse, church, husband wife relationship ...
Place: usa
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Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
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The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, touching
Plot: erection, friendship, infidelity, working class, midlife crisis, parents and children, love triangle, misfit, buddies, unfulfillment, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: okinawa japan, san francisco
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53%
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: doctor, illness, hospital, cancer, surgery, friendship, friend, student, drinking, death, chemotherapy, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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51%
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Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.
Plot: artist, rain, flashback, umbrella, horse and carriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, book, crying, flowers, mother daughter relationship, candle, microphone ...
Time: year 1988
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50%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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50%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, unfulfillment, lovers on the run, couples, estrangement, unemployment, small town, small town life, family in crisis, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
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50%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, hopes, unfulfillment, gender, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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49%
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Bolivia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers.
Style: rough, sincere, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, unemployment, racism, bar, restaurant, cafe, rich and poor, culture clash, social misfits, crimes, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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49%
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Beloved/Friend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: midlife crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, friendship, male prostitute, infidelity, aging, unfulfillment, best friends, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
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48%
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Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lgbt teen, coming out, marijuana, friendship, promise, teenager, gay, dating, apology, drinking, brooklyn new york city, money ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
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Body Shots (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Los Angeles club scene is a place of booze-fueled decadence and debauchery. In a night full of possibilities, eight 20-somethings take to the clubs seeking good times, companionship and maybe a little sex. But in the harsh light of the morning ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspense, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: bar, nightclub, party, battle of the sexes, youth, love and romance, looking for love, wooing, young lovers, nightlife, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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47%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, love triangle, murder, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand, blackmail, hospital, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
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46%
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Split Second (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.The stressed-out lawyer hits his melting point one fateful day, when he runs away from the consequences of his actions.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hit and run, mental illness, vengeance, workplace situations, vigilantism, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, legal action, crimes, argument, driving ...
Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
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45%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, eccentric family, terminal illness, midlife crisis, family life, homecoming, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, los angeles, san diego california
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44%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
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