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Down the Shore (2011)
 5.9
 1K
Down the Shore (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set on the Jersey shore, the lives of three childhood friends begin to unravel when a secret from their past is revealed
Style: sincere, realistic, psychological, serious, suspense, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: best friends, haunted by the past, friends, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, loss of wife, neighbor, american abroad, mother son relationship, amusement park, theme park, under the surface, social relations, profanity, football, cancer, beach, mentally challenged, letter, frenchman, merry go round, brother in law, mental retardation, shore, brother in law brother in law relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france

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Most similar movies to Down the Shore

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and captivating films with plots about haunted by the past, profanity, friends, danger, family relations, love and romance and graphic violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Down the Shore: The Elephant King (2006), Holy Ghost People (2013), Bloodworth (2010), X/Y (2014), California Scheming (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, fall in love, family relations, brother brother relationship, interracial relations, nightclub, american abroad, romance, self discovery, depression, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, usa, asia, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, missing person, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, clergy, woman in danger, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.1
 2K
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, spouse leaving, small town, love and romance, estrangement, fall in love, country, jealous spouse, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.1
 650
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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California Scheming (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dishonesty, best friends, dangerous attraction, teenage life, disorder, danger, boy girl relationship, manipulation, profanity, youth, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.8
 929
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, best friends, losing-it hero, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.4
 242
Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing child, moral dilemma, clergy, religions or cults, church, small town, social relations, brainwashing, priest, danger, society, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 2K
Uncle John (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Uncle John revolves around the struggle to keep a mysterious disappearance unsolved
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, homecoming, social relations, crimes, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, small town, under the surface, murder, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, looking for love, single parent, teenage boy, loss of virginity, sexuality, boy, brother brother relationship, teacher, bittersweet, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 269
The Best Man (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in therapy. It started at the beach, when ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, friends, fall in love, power relations, father figure, jealousy, love, flashback sequence, suicide attempt, romance, performer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.9
 340
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, couple relations, secret, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, profanity, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.5
 425
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, friends, graphic violence, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 4K
Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: healer, mother son relationship, family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, obsessive quest, estrangement, haunted by the past, grief, new age, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 1K
Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, under the surface, life is a bitch, friends, countryside, writer's life, brazilian, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.6
 2K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: woman in danger, mentally unstable, couples, psychological manipulation, conspiracy, emotional manipulation, murder, paranoia, crimes, dishonesty, writer's life, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.8
 23
Decomposed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After his fiancee breaks up with him and gets engaged to another man, Dennis can't get over the idea that the cheap engagement ring he bought may have triggered it. When she dies, he convinces two grave robbers to steal the new ring from her ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: true love, obsession, haunted by the past, breakup, love and romance, wedding, grave robbing, wedding ring, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.3
 8K
Ben & Arthur (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, realistic
Plot: family relations, church, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, religions or cults, friends, clergy, romance, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, vermont, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, single parent, haunted by the past, human nature, small town life, hopes, estrangement, dealing with death, small town, cause and meaning, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Reunion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The reality of life slams into the proverbial wall when a group of necessitous best friends and ex-lovers are reunited at a milestone reunion, igniting an already passionate and combustible past.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, homecoming, best friends, romance, couples, old love, friends, reunion, midlife crisis, couple relations, introspection, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 525
Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, buddies, hopes, redemption, bittersweet, estrangement, profanity, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 239
First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, wilderness, social relations, confined, party, innocence lost, heroin, lesbian sex, bathtub, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, aging, secret, brothel, sexual tension, obsession, uncover truth, prostitute, dealing with death, elderly, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, danger, crimes, dishonesty, politics, political corruption, haunted by the past, rivalry, graphic violence, state affairs, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 9K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family, estranged son, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 606
Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Linked by a rare psychological disorder, Noah Greene and Emily Gates must uncover the mystery of a tragic past in order to find hope for the future.
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, romance, mental illness, haunted by the past, destiny, uncover truth, couples, profanity, small town, hopes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Christening (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michal has what he always dreamed of: a beautiful wife named Magda, a newborn son, his own firm. He chooses an old friend, Janek, to be the godfather of his child. This is just the beginning of Michal's plan, who asks his friend to take an ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy
Plot: going straight, haunted by the past, friends, one more chance, crimes, life is a bitch, godparent, husband wife relationship, reform, criminal heroes, crime, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 2K
Late Autumn (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Anna learns in prison that her mother has passed away in Seattle. Prison officials grants Anna a three day furlough to attend her mother's funeral. Anna embarks on a long trip to Seattle. Hoon is a Korean immigrant who works as a gigolo. Hoon ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: introspection, impossible love, immigrants, love and romance, couples, society, bittersweet, gigolo, release from prison, self defense, social misfits, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 947
Leave (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, nightmare comes true, mysterious character, writer's life, disorder, life turned upside down, road trip, brother brother relationship, home invasion, danger, artists and showbiz, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, career change, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, break up, breakup, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%