Movies like Drowning on Dry Land

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Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
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Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the woman tries various strategies to lure the driver into conversation. Despite his reticence, the pair begins a tumultuous and steamy relationship.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, talky, road movie
Plot: desert, interracial relations, taxi, on the road, love and romance, airport, couples, opposites attract, road trip, prostitute, car, sex scene, swearing, chauffeur, taxi driver, adultery, kissing, kiss, breasts, waitress, motel, driving, car driving, credit card, outdoor sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey

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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 love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, society, nudity (full frontal - brief) and female nudity mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Drowning on Dry Land: Neo Ned (2005), John and Mary (1969), A Dangerous Woman (1993), Japanese Story (2003), Niagara, Niagara (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Neo Ned (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his own, Ned falls in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Soon after, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, mental illness, mental institution, racism, love affair, fall in love, society, misfit, opposites attract, prison, profanity, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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John and Mary (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: couples, love affair, romance, lifestyle, one night stand, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, sexual relations, singleness, couple relations, urban ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, romance, betrayal, murder, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, love affair, opposites attract, unlikely couple, couples, wilderness, isolation, society, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Niagara, Niagara (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to ...
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: pharmacy, on the road, pharmacist, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mental illness, social misfits, lovers on the run, disability, male female relationship, doll ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new york state, toronto ontario canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, lovers reunited, infidelity, love triangle, one night stand, adultery, couple relations, love affair, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california, manhattan new york city
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67%
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, love and romance, couples, political unrest, romance, soldier, society, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, asia, middle east
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62%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.8
 5K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, diner, on the road, starting over, self discovery, unemployment, singer, waitress, widow, spanking, road trip ...
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55%
 6.6
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Ciao (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, romantic, queer cinema
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, couples, friends, love and romance, gender, opposites attract, computers and web, gay relationship, gay, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, friends, couples, hanging, bittersweet, urban, city life, teenage life, love and romance, prostitute ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
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The White Massai (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 131 min.
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August 32nd on Earth (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 88 min.
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47%
 5.6
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Let It Be Me (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
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Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Plot: interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, sexual relations, parents and children, love and romance, gender, sexual content, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Plot: loneliness, romance, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, waitress, diner, bar, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sentimental, suspenseful ...
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44%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sincere, tense ...
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44%
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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 ...
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41%
 5.5
 895
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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41%
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40%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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39%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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Time: 90s
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39%
 6.2
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Tangled 8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, talky, serious, contemplative, experimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kissing on the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex. Her roommate, Patrick, isn't helping matters with his secretive and jealous behavior.
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37%