Movies like The Sea

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The Sea (2013)
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The Sea (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, non-linear, psychological, captivating, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, family problems, eccentric family, resort, childhood memory, grief, death of wife, boarding house, grieving, introspection, dealing with death, death, first kiss, flashback, puppy love, sexual awakening, deathbed
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and gloomy films with plots about family relations, family problems, introspection, haunted by the past, hopes, female director and parents and children mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Sea: Aloft (2014), Winter in the Blood (2013), Archipelago (2010), Little Foxes (2009), Erratum (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: healer, mother son relationship, family relations, introspection, family problems, parents and children, obsessive quest, estrangement, haunted by the past, grief, new age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
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95%
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, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: native american, self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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91%
 6.3
 3K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, introspection, island, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.1
 111
Little Foxes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alzbeta and Tina are sisters bound by jealousy and love, an unspoken history hovering over them like a dark cloud. It is this history that compels Alzbeta to refuse Tina's help in finding a better life, until the day arrives that forces them to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, touching, emotional ...
Plot: sibling relationship, jealousy, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, family, envy, betrayal, sister sister relationship, rivalry, mystery, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, slovakia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.8
 539
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: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, buddies, estrangement, hopes, redemption, friends, bittersweet, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, hopes, introspection, last wish, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.6
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, hidden identity, undercover, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, orphan, redemption, storm, ferry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, family problems, support group, family relations, parents and children, dentist, mother daughter relationship, waitress, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.4
 205
The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, aging, drug abuse, introspection, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 2K
Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, small town life, legal, forces of nature, death of child, snow, society, loss of son, legal investigation, dealing with death, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 278
Luna (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this dreamlike reverie about four people whose weekend idyll in an isolated English seaside home becomes an ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: death in the family, introspection, family relations, isolation, couple relations, family problems, couples, grief, love, hallucination, family in crisis, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 198
Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, family problems, aging, hopes, introspection, haunted by the past, bittersweet, gender, elderly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, haunted by the past, family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Nothing Personal (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, loneliness, friendship, human nature, freedom, solitude, drifter, on the road, estrangement, travel, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, parents and children, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, snow, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, dull life, unfulfillment, death wish, siblings relations, sexual content, dealing with death, human rights, disability, urban setting, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, italy, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 1K
Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sailor, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, estrangement, human nature, single parent, hopes, small town life, small town, ghost, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 3K
Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, disorder, introspection, isolation, misfit, confined, social misfits, forest, loneliness, society, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 1K
Exhibition (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, talky ...
Plot: couples, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, under the surface, couple relations, cold relationship, snobbism, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, family problems, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 9K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, mental illness, family, estranged son, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, grief, death of daughter, country house, family relations, teenage life, hopes, crimes, family problems, forest, youth, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 605
Cold Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. A catastrophe that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, childhood trauma, unfulfillment, young love, childhood memory, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 1K
Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, hopes, introspection, disorder, gender, sexuality, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch, discrimination, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, self discovery, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, introspection, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, global warming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 262
The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, mountain, couples, family problems, hopes, introspection, haunted by the past, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 2K
Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: afterlife, destiny, estrangement, supernatural, terrorism, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, teenage life, death in the family, religions or cults, dealing with death, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%