Movies like The Swimmer

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The Swimmer (1968)
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The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, depressing, bleak, talky, biting, suspense ...
Plot: midlife crisis, swimming, nudist, swimmer, swimming pool, neighbor, social relations, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, suburbs, character study, pool party, life philosophy, advertising, american dream, obsessive quest, couples, suburban life, delusion, materialism, sexual content, dysfunctional character, profanity, nudist camp, memory loss ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Swimmer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, melancholic and gloomy films with plots about drinking, drinking alcohol, loneliness, dialogue, character study, relationships and melancholy mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Swimmer: The Trip (1967), Another Woman (1988), Faces (1968), American Beauty (1999), Palo Alto (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, psychotronic, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, self discovery, hallucination, unfulfillment, estrangement, midlife crisis, psychedelia, guru, panic, divorce, hippie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: tokyo, california
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, self discovery, human nature, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
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37%
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American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cerebral, cynical ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, older man young girl relationship, coming of age, existentialism, loneliness, character study, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman relationship, closeted homosexual, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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34%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
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33%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, multiple storylines, one day, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, down on your luck, reward, crimes, depression, suicidal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, chicago illinois, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, sexy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mate swapping, swinger, neighbor, snow, thanksgiving, family relations, infidelity, sexual exploration, storm, adultery, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: urban legend, gay, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couples, gender, crimes, urban, city life, gay bashing, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: reflective, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, nightclub, terminal illness, writers, party, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy, los angeles, usa, europe ...
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31%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: alcoholic, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, estrangement, couples, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, one day, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, offbeat ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, family life, writer's life, introspection, couple relations, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, teenage life, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, youth, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, mother daughter relationship, redemption, character study ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, starting over, alcohol abuse, marital problem, addiction, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, goodhearted, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
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Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: hotel, midlife crisis, social differences, human nature, haunted by the past, divorce, couple relations, estrangement, dull life, family problems, guest, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, couples, introspection, parents and children, family relations, single parent, sexual content, mother son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), cause and meaning, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, human nature, jealous spouse, lifestyle, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, society, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, priest, faith, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, midlife crisis, puppet, family relations, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, parents and children, dysfunctional character, family problems, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, soldier, rain, obsessive quest, deadly, passenger, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, muslim, driving, existentialism, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Passion of Anna (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, depression, couples, island, solitude, friendship, love affair, love and romance, opposites attract, deadly, destiny, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, addiction, drinking, drinking alcohol, public relations, party, romance, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, vandalism, arson, murder, crime, crimes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, destructive relationship, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
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Safe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: contamination, quarantine, housewife, desert, allergy, illness, retreat, psychiatrist, suburbs, medicine, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, parents and children, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couples, understanding, family relations, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, depression, drugs/alcohol, support group, obsession, physical therapy, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, introspection, loneliness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%