Movies like Slipaway

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Slipaway (2017)
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Slipaway (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a homeless young musician moves into a sailboat with a feisty elderly widow, the two must overcome their differences and haunting pasts to unlock each other's dreams.
Style: spiritual
Plot: love, loneliness, friendship, death, dreams, afterlife, saint, spirit, song, addiction, alzheimer's disease, family values, spirituality, family secret, help, rehabilitation, elderly woman, redemption, music teacher, sailing, family disapproval, faith, compassion, mother daughter relationship, sailboat ...
Place: san diego california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about friendship, redemption, death, hopes, love, loneliness and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Slipaway: Universal Signs (2008), Purgatory House (2004), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), What They Had (2018), Eternal Salvation (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Universal Signs (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.
Plot: train, death, shower, umbrella, university, friendship, spirit, transformation, redemption, sign language, rain, love ...
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95%
Purgatory House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: realistic, serious, gothic
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, coming of age, misfit, addiction, custody, society, family relations, kids in trouble, chaos and mayhem, social misfits, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, birthday, grief, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, death in the family, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, snow, blizzard, alzheimer's disease
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Eternal Salvation (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jonathan Wright has it all, a prestigious job, incredibly beautiful wife Amy, gorgeous 7-year-old daughter Megan and countless friends. In the prime of his life, Jonathan suffers a life threatening brain aneurysm that leaves him comatose. After ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, salvation, love, friendship, filmmaking
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 118
Praxis (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Praxis peels away the layers of narrative even as Brian, the film's axis, struggles to create his true self. Brian, a writer on the verge of a breakdown, is aided by Joe and an Elusive Woman as he sifts through the fragments of his persona to ...
Plot: tattoo, loneliness, dream, gay, male nudity, skinny dipping, pill, bisexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 8K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings, friends, couple relations, siblings relations, human nature, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Praying the Hours (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The Traveling Man is hit by a car. Over the 24 hours that it takes to cross over from this life into the next, he visits with each of eight friends. By seeing ordinary life from this view, he realizes that eternity is not something that happens to ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: praying, eternity, time, death, afterlife
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.8
 15K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: addiction, support group, drinking, teacher, elementary school, alcoholic, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, slacker, introspection, human nature, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, sacrifice, brainwashing, parent, mind control, parent child relationship, brother sister relationship, spirituality, kidnapping, love, fanatic, sect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, disturbing, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: hopes, family relations, lifestyle, life is a bitch, catastrophe, friendship, youth, love, rodeo, ambition, parents and children, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: wedding, widow, christianity, faith based, multiple time frames, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, social worker, society, alcohol abuse, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Potential Inertia (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Declan Holmes is graduating college, a hard enough time as it is, and heading out into the real world. The loss he experiences is like nothing he has ever known before. 'Potential Inertia' is the story of his journey through a very ...
Plot: college, graduation, loss, love, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 1K
Inside Moves (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, disability, suicide attempt, basketball, hospital, waitress, bartender, wheelchair, bar, redemption, human spirit, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The 23rd Psalm (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama - An evolving, empathetic, African-American, police detective, unconsciously channels his intuition to transcend his shortcomings and unravel the enigmatic murder of a transformed prostitute - Fredrick Burns, Auggie Cavanagh, Arnita Champion
Style: avant garde
Plot: gospel, african american, faith based, spirituality, art, new age, christian, religion, supernatural power, religious faith, faith
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: family problems, mentally challenged, elderly, single parent, drug abuse, disability, death in the family, pets, family life, exile, redemption, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.
Style: gloomy, offbeat, serious
Plot: ghost, afterlife, youth, imaginary, hopes, coming of age, supernatural, redemption, high school, troubled teen, death, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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What If God Were the Sun? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grieving nurse finds comfort and inspiration in her new assignment, where she meets a terminally ill woman with a quick with and strong faith.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: afterlife, hospital, religions or cults, couples, family problems, doctors and patients, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, hopes, elderly, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: support group, human spirit, ambition, redemption, life is a bitch, changing lives, unfulfillment, wall street, family problems, coping, friendship, rehabilitation ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, talky, serious, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, drinking, false accusation, yuppie, cocaine, real estate agent, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
End Of The Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An atheist philosophy club at a college harasses a Christian, Scott, who claims to have inside knowledge of when the world will end. To vindicate himself and "defeat" the athiests, he prepares a presentation based on a bible study he finds ...
Style: christian film
Plot: religion, christianity, christian, prophecy, farmer, preaching, redemption, eternity, gospel, salvation, debate, college ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 152
The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, gay, homosexual, terminal illness, long lost daughter, father son relationship, wheelchair, mother daughter relationship, cancer, letter, death ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: realistic, surreal, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenage love, gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, teenage life, isolation, misfit, gender, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, love, death of pet, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, couples, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Money Buys Happiness (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man and a woman, unpleasant bickering nitwits both, push a big stupid metaphor (in the shape of a piano) across Seattle.
Style: spiritual
Plot: hanging, marriage, interview, friend, husband wife relationship, love, breakfast, piano, flower, son, suicide, pilgrimage ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, honest law enforcer, friends, family relations, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 895
Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: support group, alcoholic, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, rehabilitation, church, hopes, social misfits, starting over, introspection, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, insanity, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
No One Would Tell (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Laura Collins (Shannen Doherty), single mom to daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener), has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter), Laura is thrilled with what she sees. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, rough
Plot: mystery, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, abusive boyfriend, trial, high school, best friend, vengeance, escapades, family relations, crimes, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%