Movies like Heart of Now

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Heart of Now (2010)
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Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional landscapes. She confronts the deeper issues at the very heart of her suffering, and finds transcendence in a brief moment at the very heart of now.
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: desert, looking for love, introspection, haunted by the past, redemption, downfall, pregnancy, female protagonist, spirituality, breakup, relationship problems, problem solving, love and romance, hopes, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, love, sex, dancing, party, loneliness, family relations, break up, father daughter relationship, abortion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sincere films with plots about hopes, introspection, redemption, haunted by the past, family relations, society and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Music and Mystery genres. Some movies like Heart of Now: California Solo (2012), I Am (2010), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014), Guilty Hearts (2006), Refuge (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, inheritance, police, journalist, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, cryogenics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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88%
3 Nights in the Desert (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three former band mates enter a cave after hearing it has the power to give them what they need. As unsettling desires rise to the surface, they all wonder if the cave has real power.
Style: touching, sincere, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, reunion, love and romance, desert, twentysomething life, love triangle, bittersweet, haunted by the past, estrangement, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, couples, redemption, haunted by the past, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, hopes, addiction, dedicated educator, youth, redemption, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, friends, elderly, single parent, pneumonia, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, actor's life, introspection, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, global warming, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, redemption, death of wife, father daughter relationship, society, friends, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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63%
A Beautiful Soul (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An R&B singer snagged by the trappings of superstardom loses his way and turns his back on his church and faith-filled beginnings. Tragedy strikes, leaving a chance for redemption in its wake. But with rebirth, first comes death.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: redemption, introspection, self discovery, one more chance, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, hip hop, religions or cults, hopes, celebrity culture, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, on the road, hung over, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Disfigured (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lydia is an overweight sales clerk in a trendy home furnishings store, nearing 30. Though she is a member of a Fat Acceptance Group (a movement dedicated to fighting prejudice against overweight people), she is still struggling with complex feelings ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: support group, friendship, looking for love, unlikely couple, friends, misfit, human nature, physical appearance, anorexia, eating disorder, real estate agent, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, single parent, haunted by the past, redemption, love, teenager, loss of mother, friendship, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Black Limousine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A ghost story set in the city of dreams (IMDb.com).
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: hollywood, artists and showbiz, introspection, down on your luck, downfall, addiction, psychological drama, depression, surrealism, love interest, accidental death, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations, society, life is a bitch, hopes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, family relations, society, love and romance, pregnancy, hopes, coming of age, youth, bittersweet, road not taken, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, love and romance, introspection, couples, looking for love, crumbling marriage, folk, unfulfillment, couple relations, runaway, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: youth, redemption, human spirit, power relations, reach out, juvenile delinquency, society, hopes, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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48%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, couples, aging, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, disorder, life turned upside down, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Caroline and Jackie (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman turns her sister's belated birthday celebration into an intervention, but as events unfold, it becomes unclear which sibling needs the most help.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, psychological
Plot: addiction, introspection, haunted by the past, friendship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, eating disorder, siblings relations, friends, surprise birthday party, sister sister conflict, anorexia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, theater, introspection, starting over, cinema, society, love and romance, hopes, optimism, looking for love, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, family life, redemption, society, buddies, life is a bitch, soldier, parents and children, husband wife relationship, friends, wartime life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, family in crisis, family problems, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, sexual content, introspection, parents and children, single parent, couples, family relations, mother son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cause and meaning, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, buddies, family relations, parents and children, friends, profanity, redemption, estrangement, hopes, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Blue Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up by ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, prostitute, introspection, society, police, racism, xenophobia, murder, journey, release from prison, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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40%