Movies like Lifeguard

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Lifeguard (1976)
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Lifeguard (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rick is a Los Angeles County lifeguard who is in his thirties. At his 15-year high school reunion, he sees his old girlfriend who is now a divorced mother. After falling in love with her, Rick considers changing his career and lifestyle.
Style: psychological, realistic, talky, semi serious
Plot: lifeguard, beach, high school reunion, statutory rape, youth, midlife crisis, hopes, road not taken, human nature, high school, introspection, unfulfillment, ladykiller, old love, sex, teenager, summer, stewardess, masturbation, suicide attempt, teenage girl, older man younger woman relationship, beer, exhibitionist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: los angeles, california, southern california

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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 unfulfillment, family relations, hopes, youth, introspection, couples and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Lifeguard: Open Window (2006), Last Summer (1969), God's Army (2000), Pope Dreams (2006), 3 Nights in the Desert (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: realistic, serious, talky, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: beach, coming of age, love, friendship, friends, summer, seagull, cruelty, teenage love, love and romance, youth, betrayal ...
Time: 60s
Place: long island
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90%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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84%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, young lovers, coming of age, human nature, teenage life, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, love triangle, desert, bittersweet, love and romance, twentysomething life, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, best friends, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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80%
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Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, writers, psychiatrist, painting, friendship, inadvertently, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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76%
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Yellow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young substitute teacher escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing about bizarre parallel realities.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, psychological, offbeat
Plot: on the road, drug abuse, dull life, unfulfillment, mentally unstable woman, escapades, social problems, female protagonist, family problems, family relations, society, sick mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: realistic, touching, road movie, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, obsessive quest, starting over, introspection, self discovery, family problems, society, love and romance, family in crisis, couple relations, parents and children, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, hopes, on the road, interracial relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
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63%
I Melt with You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Former college friends meet up for a reunion that leads them to face the apparent disillusionment that defines their lives. After a week of excessive drug and alcohol abuse, events lead them to contemplate fulfilling a self destructive pact they ...
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, suicide, regret, cocaine, binge drinking, introspection, haunted by the past, buddies, death of friend, policewoman, stock broker, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Disfigured (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lydia is an overweight sales clerk in a trendy home furnishings store, nearing 30. Though she is a member of a Fat Acceptance Group (a movement dedicated to fighting prejudice against overweight people), she is still struggling with complex feelings ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: support group, friendship, friends, unlikely couple, looking for love, misfit, physical appearance, human nature, anorexia, acceptance, obesity, real estate agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mercy killing, terminal illness, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, life is a bitch, estrangement, cancer, death in the family, estranged family member, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, sincere, touching
Plot: single parent, family problems, working class, parents and children, human nature, starting over, aging, unfulfillment, estrangement, idealism, father son relationship, writers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Heart of Now (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: desert, introspection, looking for love, redemption, haunted by the past, downfall, pregnancy, breakup, female protagonist, spirituality, relationship problems, problem solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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56%
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Speakeasy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two men become unlikely friends after a minor traffic accident.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: family relations, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, hopes, love and romance, human nature, redemption, homecoming, introspection, mute or deaf, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
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52%
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man's family comes for his 77th birthday and while he loves all of his children and their children, he and his children don't exactly connect. However, he connects with his grandchildren. And he tells them what he wants for his birthday ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, golden years, bittersweet, extrasensory perception, last wish, precocious child, baseball, screenwriter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, introspection, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, global warming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cross Bronx (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This Bronx-based coming-of-age drama follows four high school friends as they navigate the treacherous waters of independence, love and careers on their individual paths toward achieving their dreams.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious
Plot: high school, coming of age, city life, follow your dream, youth, crimes, hopes, gangsters, friendship, moving, rivalry, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bronx new york city, new york
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48%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, estrangement, human nature, single parent, hopes, small town life, small town, ghost, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: solitude, coming of age, introspection, teenage life, family problems, losing-it hero, teenage love, estrangement, society, youth, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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48%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: society, lifestyle, youth, friendship, teenage life, friends, coming of age, high school life, innocence lost, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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47%
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Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, love triangle, addiction, redemption, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mamitas (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager in Echo Park deals with the loss of his mother and his attraction to a girl not considered "cool" by his friends.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, youth, high school, opposites attract, couples, social relations, teenage life, friendship, self discovery, society, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: friendship, college, anti war, volleyball, weekend, protest, skinny dipping, youth, politics, hopes, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, washington d.c., california
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44%
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The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, couples, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, power relations, family relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, coming of age, lie, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, los angeles
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43%
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexy, captivating, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, couples, filmmaking, life is a bitch, actor's life, artists and showbiz, society, lifestyle, unemployment, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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42%
The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, bleak, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, statutory rape, dark humor, prostitute, high school, infidelity, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, social decay, family problems, unlikely criminals, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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42%
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, wedding, murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, couples, rebelliousness, pregnancy, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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42%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, couples, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth, crumbling marriage, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
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41%