Movies like The Dive from Clausen's Pier

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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: self discovery, friendship, starting over, small town, romance, hopes, misfit, battle of the sexes, looking for love, small town life, disability, love and romance, couples, friends, journey, party, sex scene, water, accident, diving, infidelity, kiss, caucasian, ritual, 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, couples, romance, hopes, friends, friendship and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Dive from Clausen's Pier: One Night (2007), Blind (2017), A Touch of Fate (2003), Dakota Skye (2008), Musical Chairs (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, romance, nightclub, couples, music band, infidelity, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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Blind (2017)
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: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: writer's life, love affair, love and romance, infidelity, disability, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, couples, volunteer, yoga, prison visit, perfume ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, human nature, small town, redemption, romance, parents and children, hopes, family relations, single parent, legal action, starting over, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
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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, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, looking for love, romance, teenage life, love and romance, youth, music band, superhero, friendship, curses spells and rituals, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, dancer's life, follow your dream, romance, dance school, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: semi serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unlikely couple, small town, opposites attract, romance, free spirit, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, introspection, couple relations, friendship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: country, homecoming, small town, romance, starting over, couple relations, parents and children, reunion, small town life, estrangement, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, loneliness, depression, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, mentally challenged, village, coming out, homecoming, disability, small town, gender, best friends, getting home, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, fall in love, romance, urban, teenage love, love and romance, youth, immigrants, young lovers, dealing with death, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, impossible love, romance, supernatural romance, estate, destiny, missing child, terminal illness, voyeurism, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 3K
In My Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, looking for love, wish come true, imaginary, race against time, true love, legends and myths, workplace situations, chases and races, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
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At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couple relations, hopes, resort, love and romance, couples, starting over, blindness, fall in love, disability, brother sister relationship, black bra and panties ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 351
Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: emotional, serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: love affair, parents and children, romance, love and romance, family relations, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, couples, last wish, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, love affair, romance, breakup, urban, love and romance, couples, fall in love, twentysomething life, lifestyle, unfulfillment, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dirty Filthy Love (2004)
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: tourette's syndrome, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, prodigy, introspection, romance, obsession, self discovery, friendship, mental illness, disability, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: introspection, friendship, reunion, couples, friends, human nature, couple relations, love affair, hopes, love and romance, wedding, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: mysterious character, friendship, romance, love and romance, friends, crumbling marriage, human nature, couples, family problems, infidelity, underwear, boxer shorts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, dealing with death, tragic love, letter, loss, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, writer's life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage love, unlikely couple, romance, on the road, social misfits, starting over, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely partners, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Good Time (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, elderly lovers, golden years, supportive spouse, romance, aging, self discovery, love affair, elderly, love and romance, couples, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, father daughter relationship, winter, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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My Normal (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: "My Normal" is the story of Natalie, a young lesbian from the Lower East Side, who's struggling to find a balance between her dreams of becoming a film maker and her lifestyle as a dominatrix. Her exotic looks and unconventional ...
Style: talky, serious, sexual, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, dominatrix, lesbian, sex, gays and lesbians, showbiz, lesbian relationship, ambition, gender, hopes, prostitute, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, small town life, teenage life, youth, friends, best friends, life turned upside down, social relations, kiss, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sundays at Tiffany's (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alyssa Milano, who also serves as producer, stars as Jane Claremont, who, as a young girl, would accompany her mother Vivian (Stockard Channing) to Tiffany’s in New York every Sunday and bring along her imaginary friend, Michael. Now, 20 years ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, romance, love triangle, imaginary, couples, family relations, friends, imaginary character, grownups, angel, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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G (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Hip Hop star named Summer G falls for a middle to upper class sister while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip Hop empire, then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the ...
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hip hop, african american, modern day adaptation, couple relations, love affair, romance, love triangle, social differences, love and romance, betrayal, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Christmas in Conway (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Duncan Mayor decides the perfect Christmas present for his beloved wife, Suzy, is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their very own back yard. As a young man, it was the perfect place for a wedding proposal. Now, years later, in order to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: christmas, terminal illness, small town, supportive spouse, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, fall in love, obsession, small town life, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
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Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, gays and lesbians, transsexuality, human nature, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, gender bending, hopes, couples, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Above & Beyond (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cop drama meets romance: This intense thriller is about a police officer who shoots his best friend (who also wears a badge) while on the job. His buddy is permanently paralyzed, and the incident raises eyebrows around the precinct. Was it an ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, romance, love affair, love and romance, best friends, infidelity, disability, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An American Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: best friends, introspection, romance, friendship, reunion, unfulfillment, friends, couple relations, homecoming, midlife crisis, couples, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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