Movies like The Elephant King

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The Elephant King (2006)
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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 reason, Oliver is sent to Thailand to retrieve his brother. Once there, Oliver finds himself in Jake's bizarre life and falls in love with a beautiful girl, Lek. However, it is not a coincidence that she and Oliver have met
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, introspection, family relations, brother brother relationship, interracial relations, nightclub, american abroad, romance, self discovery, depression, life is a bitch, siblings relations, dishonesty, sex, marijuana, hospital, kickboxing, jealousy, transvestite, brothel, transsexual, masturbation, interracial sex, drunkenness, elephant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, usa, asia, new york, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, family relations, society and self discovery mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Elephant King: Don't Let Me Drown (2009), A Little Closer (2011), Hitched for the Holidays (2012), Mercy (2009), Song One (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, immigrants, society, youth, family relations, parents and children, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, sexual content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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95%
A Little Closer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, looking for love, parents and children, underage sex, teenage boy, loss of virginity, teacher, brother brother relationship, boy, sexuality, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Hitched for the Holidays (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A couple of single adults agree to pose as each others significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families from harassing them, only to find that their feelings for each other are real.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, romance, couples, family relations, fall in love, holiday, family gatherings, pretend relationship, couple relations, singleness, love and romance, hanukkah
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mercy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: asthma, romance, love affair, fall in love, self discovery, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, womanizer, novelist, society, sexual content ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Song One (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: wooing, fall in love, romance, coping, couple relations, homecoming, love and romance, self discovery, estrangement, sexual content, archaeologist, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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1 Message (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Tells the story of Becca, a beautiful 28 year-old woman whose perfect life is brought to an abrupt halt after she accidentally discovers a lump in her breast.
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, sentimental, touching
Plot: self discovery, introspection, hopes, unfulfillment, terminal illness, strong female presence, life is a bitch, dealing with death, cancer, female protagonist, breast cancer, e mail
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Vince and Shonda have come to the proverbial end of their ropes with one another. Set in Atlanta during the 2008 Presidential Election season, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is the touching story of what happens when two people feel they have nothing ...
Style: realistic, humorous, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: romance, breakup, introspection, couple relations, couples, fall in love, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, african american
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, drug addiction, drug overdose, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Chateau Meroux (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Marla Sokoloff of ”The Practice” stars as Wendy, a smart single woman in the big city who’s never been able to find a good job or decent relationship. But when her estranged father dies, Wendy suddenly inherits a beautiful – yet struggling ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, light, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, family business, workplace, best friends, fall in love, cooking and food, family relations, countryside, parents and children, competition, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Sequoia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man meets a 23-year-old cancer patient on the way to the park and disrupts her plan to commit suicide.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, romance, death wish, bittersweet, family, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, illness, suicide, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, addiction, family problems, estrangement, death in the family, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, eligible bachelor, dealing with death, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, life lesson, family relations, sent to the past, wisdom of life, destiny, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, rags to riches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, romance, estrangement, fall in love, introspection, parents and children, family relations, roommate, self discovery, couples, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 1K
See Girl Run (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: What happens when a 30-something woman allows life's "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for what life actually is. Disregarding her current obligations, she digs into her romantic past in hopes of invigorating her present.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, small town, couples, unfulfillment, ex lover, love and romance, family relations, small town life, dull life, thirtysomething life, crumbling marriage, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 810
5 Star Day (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One man's journey to disprove the theory of astrology leads him to answer some bigger question about life, love, fate and destiny.
Style: realistic, sentimental, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: horoscope, introspection, self discovery, unfulfillment, destiny, astrologer, love and romance, journey, society, life turned upside down, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Finding Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mother Ryan has just about given up on dating after her divorce, happily accepting her young son as the most important man in her life. That all changes when Ryan's brother Owen, also feeling unlucky in love after a bad breakup, swaps ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, couples, fall in love, single parent, family relations, looking for love, romance, gold digger, brother sister relationship, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 463
Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, couples, rich and poor, society, parents and children, law school, social differences, lawyers and clients, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 906
Wonderful Town (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Takua Pa is a small town in the South of Thailand. Ever since the tsunami, people have lost their jobs and remember better times in the past. One day a stranger comes to town. His name is Ton, he is an architect. He rents a room in a small hotel ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: tsunami, love affair, romance, couples, fall in love, social relations, small town, hotel, seaside town, secret, small town life, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, cardiologist, romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, love and romance, fall in love, family tradition, family relations, jewish woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, atmospheric, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, romance, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, introspection, life is a bitch, cross country, character study, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, memphis, new york, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 844
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, love affair, sexual content, love and romance, lifestyle, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breakup, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, romance, hopes, introspection, unlikely couple, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, love affair, self discovery, couples, human nature, introspection, society, gender bending, lgbt, pregnant man, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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Neo Ned (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his own, Ned falls in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Soon after, ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, mental illness, mental institution, racism, misfit, society, opposites attract, love affair, fall in love, prison, interracial romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
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Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, romance, love affair, self discovery, parents and children, farm, unlikely couple, jazz, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay interest, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 189
Come What May (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. Meanwhile, Caleb becomes caught in a moral tug-of-war ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, college, legal, rivalry, courtroom, contests and competitions, moral dilemma, gender, youth, parents and children, redemption, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Maze (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Artist Lyle Maze is reconciled to a life without romance thanks to his dual afflictions: Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But his life takes an unexpected turn when his friend Mike departs on a humanitarian mission, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, love and romance, lifestyle, romance, friends, couples, family relations, love affair, love triangle, introspection, moral dilemma, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: sentimental, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, memory loss, romance, teenage love, love triangle, self discovery, fall in love, social relations, youth, amnesia, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%