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The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
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The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
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: quadriplegic, self discovery, friendship, starting over, romance, love and romance, couples, looking for love, disability, hopes, small town, tragic event, journey, friends, misfit, battle of the sexes, small town life, sex, party, sex scene, water, diving, accident, beer, ritual ...
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, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, hopes, friendship, friends and self discovery mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Dive from Clausen's Pier: Blind (2016), Regarding Billy (2005), A Touch of Fate (2003), One Night (2007), Dakota Skye (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blind (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A novelist is blinded in a car crash that killed his wife and several years later rediscovers his passion for life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, couples, disability, writer's life, infidelity, dishonesty, blind man, blindness, novelist, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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95%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, gender, best friends, friendship, couples, family problems, disability, love and romance, youth, homecoming, gender bending, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, starting over, redemption, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, nightclub, meaning of life, male female relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Dakota Skye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For as long as she could remember, Dakota Skye has been cursed with a super power. She has the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. From small, harmless white lies, to the more devious kind, they have come from the people that she should ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, melancholic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, friendship, romance, music band, supernatural power, lie, teen angst, self discovery, self acceptance, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, starting over, couples, society, friends, best friends
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Seasons Of Love (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the picturesque backdrop of New York, "Seasons of Love" is a romantic, soulful holiday drama about two people who struggle to find love against the odds, while reconciling with the past and learning the true value of family.
Style: humorous, uplifting, semi serious, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, looking for love, against the odds, hopes, family relations, haunted by the past, christmas, redemption, self discovery, couples, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, romance, hopes, introspection, unlikely couple, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Sea Is Watching (2002)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on Akira Kurosawa's final unproduced script, this Edo-period drama takes place almost entirely inside an ocean-village brothel. O-Shin is a young brothel worker who one night helps a young samurai escape from his pursuers. Against the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, samurai, looking for love, couple relations, hopes, couples, village, unfulfilled love, village life, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Safe Harbour (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Melissa Gilbert stars in this film adaptation of Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, in which a young girl named Pip and her mother meet an artist on the beach in Safe Harbour, where they have retreated in order to recover from the devastating ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, starting over, lifestyle, hopes, love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, embezzlement, serial killer, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.1
 1K
See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, couples, unfulfillment, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, small town life, dull life, thirtysomething life, crumbling marriage, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.7
 106
Finding Me (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Faybien Allan has it all going on; he's young, stylish, and knows the importance of being seen with hip friends at NYC's trendiest spots. But beneath the sparkle of his nightlife and his stunning good-looks, is a man buckling under his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, self discovery, looking for love, gender, hopes, couples, gay, friendship, african american, road trip, gays and lesbians, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.7
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Musical Chairs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his dancer partner, Mia, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, romance, dance school, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, lifestyle, couples, society, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.4
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Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, love story, love, disability, handicapped, caregiver, euthanasia, self discovery, accident, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, paris france, switzerland, mallorca ...
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81%
 7.0
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, cardiologist, romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, love and romance, fall in love, family tradition, family relations, jewish woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Bird of the Air (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man in search of his past, and a woman who lives in the moment, are brought together when they pursue the origins of a stray parrot in this comedic and romantic drama.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, love and romance, obsession, self discovery, love affair, romance, hopes, couples, unlikely couple, basset hound, parrot, library ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, couples, bondage, impossible love, destiny, supernatural ability, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.
Style: sentimental, psychological, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: doctors and patients, self discovery, couples, human nature, friendship, support group, mental illness, introspection, uncontrollable, obsessive compulsive disorder, disability, tourette's syndrome ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Back to You and Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Plot: high school reunion, starting over, estrangement, couples, romance, homecoming, fall in love, couple relations, doctor, small town, small town life, ex-lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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75%
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Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, fall in love, friends, love affair, wooing, couple relations, couples, looking for love, love and romance, taiwanese, loneliness, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.6
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, small town, haunted by the past, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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74%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, understanding, love and romance, boss and employee, teachers and students, looking for love, gender, male female relationship, feminism, arranged marriage, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.8
 711
Cuckoo (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Visually-challenged Tamizh and Suthanthirakodi fall in love with each other, but her self-centred brother wants to marry her off to his friend, which leads to the lovers' separation. Can their love help them find each other?
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love and romance, disability, friendship, fall in love, blindness and impaired vision, love story, journey, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, couples, society, train travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, fall in love, impossible love, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, romance, friendship, unfulfilled love, wartime life, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, germany, france, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Tuya's Marriage (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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1 Message (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Tells the story of Becca, a beautiful 28 year-old woman whose perfect life is brought to an abrupt halt after she accidentally discovers a lump in her breast.
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, sentimental, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%