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Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
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Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
Genre: Drama
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, taxi, on the road, interracial relations, love and romance, airport, couples, opposites attract, taxi driver, adultery, motel, credit card, sex outside
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, family relations, society, couple relations, infidelity and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Drowning on Dry Land: Jasmine (2003), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014), Restaurant (1998), Ricochet River (2001), Broken Windows (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jasmine (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lamington Road on Bombay's Western Railway is the nearest railway station that takes one to Kamathipura, notorious for it's red-light, in particular, and a crime-prone area in general.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, couples, opposites attract, one night, prostitute, rainy night, romance, hiding place, aids, pimp, eunuch, night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: talky, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: reunion, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, twentysomething life, desert, love triangle, love and romance, bittersweet, best friends, friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.0
 583
Restaurant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.
Style: humorous, offbeat, clever, talky, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, alcohol abuse, interracial relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance, lifestyle, writer's life, society, romance, couples, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.8
 277
Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, best friends, society, on the road, small town, youth ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.3
 193
Broken Windows (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four Women, Four Dreams, Four Realities
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, party, interracial relations, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, romance, love and romance, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 343
Freak City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: disability, misfit, mentally challenged, love and romance, female director, multiple sclerosis, wheelchair
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is ...
Style: contemplative, mind bending, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, fictional reality, couples, couple relations, film within a film, hopes, love and romance, actor's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, new wave, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 727
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, haunted by the past, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, friendship, redemption, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.8
 366
Ten Benny (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: gloomy, talky, realistic, psychological, clever ...
Plot: dangerous animal, down on your luck, family relations, parents and children, nothing to lose, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, friends, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 167
30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: desert, on the road, interracial relations, murder, deadly, crimes, mind game, racism, racial relations, car driving, hollywood, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 160
Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On his clandestine journey from Cameroon to Europe through the Sahara desert, Léonard meets Hope, a Nigerian girl who's following the same dream.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: survival, on the road, fall in love, hopes, danger, starting over, rescue, love and romance, desert, immigrants, follow your dream, chance meeting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 1K
The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, small town, fall in love, social differences, island, parents and children, small town life, couples, social relations, family relations, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Week's Holiday (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family gatherings, contests and competitions, youth, love and romance, couples, family relations, dysfunctional couple, self confidence, commitment, fear of commitment, sex talk, high school student ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 2K
Block C (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tulay, a restless woman whose marriage is slowly disintegrating sets out to come to terms with various traumas while continually being watched by Halit, a resident in her apartment complex.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, couples, escape from reality, cause and meaning, master and servant, crumbling marriage, pubic hair, male nudity, naked in public
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, parents and children, celebrity culture, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 302
My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, aids, couples, gays and lesbians, love and romance, fighting the system, life is a bitch, family problems, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 2K
Transylvania (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zingarina arrives in Transylavania, accompanied by her close friend Marie and her guide and interpreter Luminitsa. She is not there only to visit this region of Romania but to trace her lover Milan, a musician who has made her pregnant and who left ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: obsessive quest, self discovery, on the road, pregnancy, couple relations, love and romance, family relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), folk, infidelity, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 297
Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, tragic hero, unfulfillment, love and romance, best friends, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfilled love, friendship, couples, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 807
The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, couples, under the surface, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual relations, filmmaking, private vs public, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, love and romance, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 129
Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, society, unlikely criminals, unfulfillment, lovers on the run, unemployment, small town, small town life, family in crisis, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.6
 105
Mr. Vincent (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tale of obsession and jealousy
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: destructive relationship, down on your luck, couple relations, introspection, dangerous attraction, human nature, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, danger, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 347
Nevada (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chrysty walks through the desert carrying nothing and heading nowhere. She enters a very small town called Silver City. The local community of woman is intrigued by the sudden arrival of an attractive stranger and they find out that Chrysty left a ...
Style: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: small town, social relations, couples, pregnancy, village, feminism, village life, infidelity, desert, small town life, gays and lesbians, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 2K
Last Summer (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot ...
Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, talky, serious ...
Plot: beach, coming of age, friends, friendship, teenager, love, violence, summer, seagull, cruelty, innocence lost, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Those Secrets (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A wife and mother drifts back to her life as a call girl.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, prostitute, prostitution, call girl, therapy, husband wife relationship, bored housewife
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fool for Love (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, talky, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: motel, love triangle, couple relations, destructive relationship, siblings relations, human nature, isolation, dangerous attraction, introspection, romance, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Room with a View (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucy Honeychurch (Elaine Cassidy, Ghost Squad) and her nervous chaperone embark on a grand tour of Italy. Alongside sweeping landscapes, Lucy encounters a suspect group of characters — socialist Mr. Emerson and his working-class son George, in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, opposites attract, self discovery, wooing, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, romance, lovers apart, couples, manners, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: florence, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When Nietzsche Wept (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viennese doctor Josef Bruer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional character, psychoanalysis, prodigy, doctors and patients, obsession, introspection, intern, losing-it hero, downfall, fear of death, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%