Movies like The Colour of Water

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The Colour of Water (2006)
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The Colour of Water (2006)
Original name: Khadak
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the frozen steppes of Mongolia, a young nomad confronted with his destiny after animals fall victim to a plague which threatens to eradicate nomadism.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, contemplative, realistic
Plot: plague, shepherd, epilepsy, supernatural, self discovery, miraculous event, romance, supernatural ability, destiny, life is a bitch, danger, society, miner, family relations, black market, relocation, rescue, reincarnation, family life, animal life, siblings relations, nature, teacher, drifter, meditation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia

Most similar movies to The Colour of Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, romance, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, couples and female director mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like The Colour of Water: Tuya's Marriage (2006), In My Pocket (2011), Julie Walking Home (2002), Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013), Love Is Blind (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, romance, hopes, couple relations, disability, couples, paralysis, marriage proposal, husband wife relationship, camel, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 182
In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, society, introspection, drugs, drug use, drug overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, betrayal, family relations, couples, survival, human nature, terminal illness, danger, dishonesty, romance, true love ...
Place: poland, holland, europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, student life, youth, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 873
Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, unlikely couple, social misfits, society, village, family relations, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 1K
Wildflower (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: rescue, dysfunctional family, friendship, disability, family relations, deafness, countryside, great depression, child abuse, epilepsy, siblings relations, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 109
Red Rose (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iran, Greece
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the police, in this fascinating drama that blends scripted scenes with on-the-ground footage from Iran’s 2009 ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: political unrest, idealism, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, husband wife relationship, violence, female director, female nudity, extramarital affair, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 739
The Island (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Paris, Sophie and Daneel make a solid couple. Nothing, it seems, can separate them - until the day when Sophie tells her partner she has organised a surprise trip to Bulgaria. Daneel refuses to go, but Sophie insists and soon discovers just why ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, mysterious character, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, manipulation, island, manipulations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bulgaria, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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 7K
What If... (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Athens - Greece - The age of Economic crisis Demetris is a highly independent man who lives a normal life. A confirmed bachelor at the age of 33! When a moment arrives, his choice at that point in time will change everything. His roommate is a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: destiny, love and romance, true love, couple relations, couples, romance, fall in love, female nudity, society, political unrest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, greek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, society, social decay, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 427
Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them.
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, social differences, family life, eccentric family, couples, family relations, society, immigrants, romance, lesbian relationship, factory, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Elephant King (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of two brothers who lead totally different lives. Jake Hunt enjoys life to the fullest in Thailand, while his shy brother Oliver deals with his own depressions back home in the USA. Their dominant mother wants Jake back home and for this ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, fall in love, family relations, brother brother relationship, interracial relations, american abroad, nightclub, romance, self discovery, depression, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, usa, asia, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 371
Strapless (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, self discovery, midlife crisis, terminal illness, romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, wooing, doctor, mysterious character, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: portugal, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Mongolia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The little nomad girl, Nansal, finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their traditional way of life and the rising call of the City.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: reincarnation, dog, family relations, parents and children, family life, rescue, danger, human animal relationship, dog movie, little girl, husband wife relationship, bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 876
Here (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Set against the gorgeous landscape of Armenia, Here chronicles a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Foster) and an expatriate photographer (Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel across the remote ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, tense, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, satellite, on the road, love affair, wilderness, culture clash, society, journey, romance, adventure, performer's life, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: armenia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couple relations, redemption, culture clash, starting over, hopes, misfit, society, couples, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, persia, washington d.c., usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Looking for Simon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon, a young German doctor who lives and works in Marseille, goes missing. His appartment is empty. His mother Valérie is desperate. She doesn't understand the reason of his disappearance. Therefore she asks Jens, Simon's former ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: missing person, gender, introspection, parents and children, family relations, ex boyfriend, missing son, romance, gay, society, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, introspection, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, billionaire, rags to riches, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 151
Cristo Rey (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Haiti, France, Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Dominican Republic, Leticia Tonos Paniagua’s uniquely Caribbean retelling of Romeo and Juliet chronicles the love between a kind-hearted teenager, ostracized for his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent, and the beautiful sister of a local ...
Style: serious, rough, touching, realistic
Plot: gang, family relations, fall in love, romance, life is a bitch, society, crimes, love and romance, siblings relations, love triangle, love, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, dominican republic, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, hopes, dishonesty, bondage, couples, impossible love, destiny, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 1K
City of Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous Bollywood star; and a former Romanian ballet dancer now ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, anthology
Plot: desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, culture clash, rich and poor, looking for love, job seeking, family relations, love and romance, romance, immigrants, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 53
Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, youth, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, child care ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Wuthering Heights (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tragic love, family relations, forbidden love, true love, step siblings, orphan, countryside, obsession, siblings relations, adoption, society, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, France, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, couple relations, introspection, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, cross country, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, memphis, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, custody, introspection, love and romance, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, death in the family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, romance, love and romance, couples, family relations, rich and poor, fall in love, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or "my treasure," but ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: escort service, prostitute, family relations, prostitution, coming of age, parents and children, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 147
Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, self discovery, teenage love, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, friendship, coming of age, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, buddies, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Oysters at Nam Kee's (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Dutch dropout, Berry, falls in love with slightly older nightclub dancer and ex-nude model Thera and gives up his social live with his dodgy comrades and fine family to make a three-stop 'world tour' together. Suddenly Thera ODs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, entertaining, erotic
Plot: love and romance, drug abuse, obsession, fall in love, dangerous attraction, unfulfilled love, couples, life is a bitch, romance, love, brother brother relationship, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%