Movies like Slipaway

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Slipaway (2017)
 7.3
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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, salvation, family values, spirituality, kindness, family secret, help, rehabilitation, elderly woman, redemption, music teacher, sailing, family disapproval, rescue, sailboat ...
Place: san diego california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about redemption, friendship, death, loneliness, life is a bitch, love and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Slipaway: Universal Signs (2008), Flowers for Fannie (2013), Eternal Salvation (2016), Purgatory House (2004), I'm Not Here (2017). 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, love, friendship, university, umbrella, spirit, transformation, redemption, rain, shower, death, deaf ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: widow, christianity, multiple time frames, faith based, death, faith, wedding
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: salvation, friendship, christian, love, filmmaking
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, gothic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, drug abuse, addiction, youth, family relations, kids in trouble, gender bending, family problems, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.5
 769
I'm Not Here (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.
Style: sentimental, touching, rough, melancholic, sincere
Plot: redemption, death, life is a bitch, fall in love, storytelling, life & death, lone hero, life philosophy, loneliness, family relations, friendship, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, parents and children, family problems, human nature, couples, family relations, friends, siblings relations, couple relations, family gatherings, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.6
 121
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: dream, loneliness, tattoo, gay, skinny dipping, male nudity, bisexual, pill
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: eternity, death, afterlife, time, praying
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, kidnapping, love, salvation, sect, fanatic, spirituality, parent, parent child relationship, brainwashing, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, grief, best friend, starting over, tragic event, coping, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 16K
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: sincere, touching, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, support group, alcoholic, rehabilitation, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking, teacher, elementary school, awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: touching, sincere, captivating, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: life is a bitch, rodeo, hopes, family relations, friendship, catastrophe, love, ambition, escapades, family, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, rough, serious, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, love, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, single parent, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional character, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, alabama, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, redemption, imaginary, hopes, youth, coming of age, supernatural, troubled teen, high school, death, camera shot of bare feet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, starting over, life is a bitch, supportive spouse, downfall, friendship, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 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, uplifting, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, disability, suicide attempt, basketball, bar, wheelchair, waitress, hospital, bartender, redemption, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, introspection, self discovery, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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 ⇓
33%
 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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: misfit, urban, human nature, introspection, single parent, drug abuse, custody, friends, family relations, exile, redemption, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: religion, african american, gospel, new age, art, spirituality, faith based, faith, christian, religious faith, supernatural power
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, redemption, youth, small town, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social relations, adolescence, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, mother daughter relationship, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, fall in love, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, realistic, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, hopes, human spirit, coping, friendship, self discovery, alcohol abuse, family problems, against the odds, drug abuse, rehabilitation, family in crisis ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: farmer, christianity, redemption, religion, christian, preaching, prophecy, eternity, salvation, gospel, dream, college ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 155
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: mother daughter relationship, love, death, cancer, ex husband ex wife relationship, long lost daughter, wheelchair, husband wife relationship, marriage, father son relationship, homosexual, gay ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, depressing, sad ...
Plot: sadness, family drama, loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, depression, house fire, loss, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: hospital, elderly, terminal illness, religions or cults, family relations, healing power, doctors and patients, parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: children, piano, hanging, friend, marriage, husband wife relationship, interview, flower, son, suicide, telephone operator, breakfast ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, ex convict, support group, mother daughter relationship, parole officer, addiction, starting over, single parent, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%