Movies like The River Why

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The River Why (2010)
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The River Why (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man abandons his family for a solitary life of fly-fishing. His goal was to find his own way in the fishing world and thereby find himself and love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, wilderness, obsessive quest, self discovery, solitude, fall in love, escapades, philosophy, leaving home, river, nature, love and romance, isolation, coming of age, sexual content, first love, little brother, telescope, skinny dipping
Place: usa, oregon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, youth, fall in love, romance, coming of age, self discovery and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The River Why: Local Color (2006), Falling Overnight (2011), Heavenly Forest (2006), Summer Rain (2006), The Yellow Handkerchief (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, family relations, parents and children, unsupportive parent, artists and showbiz, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania
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Falling Overnight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Falling Overnight tells the story of twenty-two year old Elliot Carson on the day before he has risky surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb, a young photographer who invites ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, male female relationship, twentysomething life, brain tumor, photographer, escapades, bittersweet, fall in love, urban, romance, camera shot of bare feet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: student life, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, university, love and romance, young lovers, romance, youth, couples, death, photograph ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Summer Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A coming-of-age tale charting the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love and romance, buddies, teenage love, teenage life, best friends, coming of age, romance, youth, society, friends, fascism ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)
Genre: Adventure, 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: emotional, realistic, uplifting, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: romance, unlikely couple, starting over, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, on the road, couple relations, social misfits, unlikely partners, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 153
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, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, coming of age, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, memory, brunette, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, surreal, realistic, sincere, tense ...
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: caucasus, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.9
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Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, fall in love, unlikely relationship, escaped convict, parents and children, escapades, love and romance, dangerous attraction, crimes, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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So Young (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In the brink of the 90s, 18-year-old Zheng Wei steps into her university life with a hopeful heart for love. She forms a great friendship with her roommates and united as a group, they embark on their university life together. Wei meets Chen ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, fall in love, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, college life, coming of age, university, youth, break-up, breakup, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Diving to save a camera from a fall down a flight of stairs, high school junior Naomi Sukuse wakes with no memory of the last four years. Naomi must remember who she was and figure out who she wants to be in this story of love and second chances.
Style: emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, youth, social relations, amnesia, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 273
Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial romance, small town, self discovery, interracial relations, social differences, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, couples, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
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Voyager (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Greece
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber doesn't ...
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: ship, romance, love and romance, hopes, air disaster, couples, forbidden love, self discovery, love affair, human nature, destiny, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, atmospheric, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, youth, student life, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Samson & Delilah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone the discover that life isn't ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, hunger, teenage love, power of love, homeless, romance, love and romance, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Hidden Away (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes ...
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, gay love, gay, unlikely couple, gay romance, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, closeted gay, fall in love, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, teenager, youth, teenage life, cancer, love and romance, dealing with death, adolescence, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
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Bloodworth (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after forty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: country music, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, estrangement, spouse leaving, small town, fall in love, love and romance, country, drugs/alcohol, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Therese and Isabelle (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls' boarding school.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, young lovers, best friends, coming of age, sexual content, friendship, love affair, unfulfilled love, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
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Sparrows Dance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young woman, struggling with agoraphobia, hasn't left her New York apartment or seen anyone in over a year. However, when her toilet overflows she is forced to call in the plumber.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: love and romance, misfit, isolation, social misfits, solitary, fall in love, agoraphobia, plumber, actress, solitude, indoor, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, romance, disability, deafness, couple relations, man-woman relation, opposites attract, love and romance, couples, communication problem, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young novelist tries to write about love, but realizes he will first need some real-life experience before taking on the subject.
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: asthma, asthma attack, romance, love affair, fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, unfulfillment, womanizer, novelist, society ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
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6 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love, begins to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: first love, couples, relationship problems, relationships, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, young adult, couple relations, friendship, love, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school student, love and romance, island, teenage life, youth, first sex, adventure, unlikely couple, fall in love, tropical island, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rags to riches, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, starting over, hopes, couples, dysfunctional character, breakup, romance, love and romance, opposites attract, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay pornography, fall in love, self discovery, couples, youth, friendship, teenage life, couple relations, prostitute, gay, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, single parent, youth, social relations, haunted by the past, suburbs, coming of age, teenage life, self discovery, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Dove (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who aims to become the youngest person to sail around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love with a young woman ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, ocean, love affair, teenage life, fall in love, ocean or sea, friends, love and romance, obsessive quest, adventure, youth, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%