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The Waterdance (1992)
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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 each character tries to deal with his new found handicap and the problems that go with it, especially Joel, whose lover Anna is having as difficult a time as he is
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, talky, serious, suspense ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, paraplegic, disability, love and romance, human spirit, society, paralysis, human nature, hopes, life philosophy, friends, racism, couples, love affair, couple relations, male nudity, sex, female nudity, divorce, stripper, bet, female masturbation, nudity (full frontal - brief), female star appears nude ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, couples, mentor, culture clash, storytelling, dialogue and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Waterdance: One Night Stand (1997), Ruby in Paradise (1993), Passion Fish (1992), Mr. Jones (1993), Children of a Lesser God (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Night Stand (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: male female relationship, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, lovers reunited, one night stand, adultery, family problems, couples, love affair, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, spring break, shoplifting, bittersweet, starting over, society, romance, hopes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 6K
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. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, strong female presence, paralysis, friends, starting over, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, doctors and patients, fall in love, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, romance, disability, deafness, couple relations, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, communication problem, love, deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, serious ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, graduation, couples, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, student ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, old love, waitress, working class, romance, couples, social relations, friends, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Gaby: A True Story (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: hopes, college, human spirit, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, misfit, forbidden love, disability, father daughter relationship, love, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, brother brother relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 18K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, clever, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, prostitute, friendship, hanging, friends, couples, city life, teenage life, buddies, love and romance, society, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, europe, italy, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.9
 105K
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asperger's syndrome, muslim, islam, journey, autism, prejudice, false accusation, mental illness, true love, religion, false arrest, disability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mumbai india, san francisco, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, love, opposites attract, life is a bitch, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, memory loss, amnesia, lawyer, starting over, maid, family relations, disability, redemption, parents and children, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: talky, realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
Plot: couple relations, wedding, friendship, introspection, love affair, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty, adultery, bittersweet, friends, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, paralysis, couples, isolation, destiny, fall in love, human nature, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
My Name Is Joe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: soccer, debt, working class, friendship, job seeking, power relations, realism, drug lord, couples, friends, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Two Family House (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a factory worker, a frustrated crooner who once had a shot at the big time. Buddy's dreams of greatness have been reduced to an endless series of failed moneymaking schemes. His latest is buying a two-family ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: working class, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations, down on your luck, human nature, pregnancy, friendship, ambition, singer ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Unhook the Stars (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Widowed mother Mildred must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: suburbs, friendship, starting over, surrogate mother, moving, little boy, hopes, single parent, love and romance, friends, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, new jersey, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 14K
At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, bittersweet, couples, fall in love, resort, couple relations, hopes, starting over, love and romance, sexual content, blindness, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 3K
XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, humorous, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, sex, friendship, college, love triangle, couple relations, haunted by the past, buddies, love and romance, passion, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, london, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.9
 134
Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, love affair, self discovery, couples, human nature, introspection, society, gender bending, lgbt, pregnant man, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: adultery, hospital, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, secret love, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, mother daughter relationship, desert, single mother, bittersweet, map, couples, social relations, family relations, satellite ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 29K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, human spirit, handicapped, disability, coming of age, teenage love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, single parent, love and romance, dignity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 9K
Summer (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely Parisian woman comes to terms with her isolation and anxieties during a long summer vacation.
Style: realistic, talky, semi serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: fall in love, summer vacation, friendship, self discovery, friends, couples, twentysomething life, couple relations, human nature, youth, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, normandy, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 259
One Week (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, terminal illness, destiny, rich and poor, coming out, buddies, life is a bitch, society, hopes, couples ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, starting over, unemployment, self discovery, on the road, diner, waitress, singer, widow, road trip, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, california, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, dishonesty, lifestyle, imaginary friend, adultery, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%