Movies like The Dive from Clausen's Pier

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The Dive from Clausen's Pier
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that weren't bad enough, Carrie does what none of the gang could imagine: she dumps him, as soon as best friend Rooster realizes she wasn't even honest. Carrie leaves for New York to pursue an undefined 'ambition', moving in with Simon Rhodes she vaguely knows. She starts a love affair with Paul Elliot 'Kilroy' Fraser. However he has his own nagging tragic secret, and her past needs dealing with.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: starting over, self discovery, small town, romance, hopes, misfit, friendship, battle of the sexes, looking for love, small town life, disability, love and romance, couples, friends, quadriplegic, caucasian, neck brace, kissing, water, accident, sex scene, bra, panties, journey, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, friendship, hopes, family relations and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like The Dive from Clausen's Pier: Dawson's Creek (1998), Dakota Skye (2008), The Yellow Handkerchief (2008), Regarding Billy (2005), Felicity (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dawson's Creek
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