Movies like A Speck in the Water

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A Speck in the Water (1976)
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A Speck in the Water (1976)
Original name: Nunal sa Tubig
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nunal sa Tubig is a story of a community living on an island where fishing is the main source of livelihood and how they are affected by progress.
Plot: fish, midwife, contamination, clothesline, sailor, accident, fisherman, doctor, boat, lake, wind, remote village, grief, foreigner, death of husband, inspector, dead child, embroidery, fishing village, birth, alternative medicine, umbilical cord, speedboat
Place: the philippines

Most similar movies to A Speck in the Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and gloomy films with plots about boat, female nudity, husband wife relationship, doctor, beach, murder and cancer mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Speck in the Water: Naked Under the Moon (1999), Thy Womb (2012), Die Hebamme II (2016), The Woman Who Left (2016), The Pawnshop (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Naked Under the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman recalls how her father (a fallen priest), her mother (a woman with a secret past) and her teenage sister returned with her to live in their ancestral home after the family business failed. She was plagued with mysterious problems of ...
Plot: sex party, rosary, mute, retreat, desert, suicide, sea, morality, confession, faith, rape, country ...
Place: the philippines
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Thy Womb (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Bajau midwife copes with the irony of her own infertility amid the deprivations of her gypsy community in Tawi-Tawi. A saga of island life stuck between the devil of passion and the deep blue sea of tradition.
Style: touching
Plot: ocean or sea, society, surrogate mother, midwife, childless couple, indigenous people
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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Die Hebamme II (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Romance and murder are intertwined in this 19th-century tale. At the turn of the century, fearless midwife Gesa finds her investigation into mysterious murders leading her deeper into darkness. Meanwhile, her affair with the prestigious Dr. Heuser ...
Plot: midwife, loyalty, physician, female nudity, medieval, illness
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58%
The Woman Who Left (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 226 min.
Story: After spending the last 30 years in prison, Horacia is immediately released when someone else confessed to the crime. Still overwhelmed by her new freedom, she comes to the painful realization that her aristocratic former lover had set her up. As ...
Plot: gun, priest, vengeance, beach, night, campfire, tattoo, singing, hiding place, murder, female protagonist, rain ...
Time: year 1997
Place: the philippines
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The Pawnshop (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Follows the lives of four different people, each linked to the other by the house of business. Olivia, owner of the establishment, yearns for her late husband and denies the onset of old age. She lives with her appraiser Amy, a romantic who is doing ...
Plot: pawnshop, green card, hospital, mirror, grief, loss of son, kidney, yearbook, aquarium, sailor, jewelry, wedding anniversary ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Rapture of Fe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: In this metaphoric story of violence and resilience from director Alvin Yapan, Fe (Irma Adlawan) returns home to the Philippines after several years of working overseas, her job a victim of global economic shifts. Fe is initially greeted with ...
Plot: gift, priest, healer, lynching, clothesline, escape, candle, rape, cooking, staircase, myth, laundry ...
Place: the philippines
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51%
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Donsol (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: About two lonely people who met during the whaleshark watching season in Donsol, Sorsogon.
Plot: underwater, ocean, shark, tour guide, cancer, whale, breast cancer, fishing village
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Way Back Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jessica Santiago & Ana Bartolome are two sisters who have lived in separate lives for 12 long years. Jessie, though an excellent student, has grown to feel sorrow of Ana’s lost while Ana, not knowing that she’s an orphan, grew up in a ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, long lost daughter, missing sister, stopwatch, champion, retreat, piano, high school, vomiting, uncle, ocean, missing person ...
Place: the philippines
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Wailing in the Forest (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An indigenous family, one of the last forest people of old, copes with the unusual changes in their environment including the imposing lifestyle and customs of the more sociable tribes on the plains.
Style: fairy tale, mysterious
Plot: ritual, isolation
Place: the philippines, asia
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49%
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Woman's Lake (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: What could be lovelier than Women's Lake - a magical summer setting near Berlin? Rosa, perhaps. She's the slightly melancholy guardian of the lake, spending her days in a boat, trapping fish and watching for poachers. Or her lover, the ...
Plot: flirting, lesbian kiss, fisherman, fish, lake, female nudity, lesbian romance, camping, church, lesbian couple, lesbian, motorboat ...
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48%
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Burlesque King (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Harry leaves Olongapo, the former site of American bases, with his best friend James. They end up in Manila where they soon find work as macho dancers in a gay bar run by Mama Odette. Harry has a troubled past -- his American father used to pimp him ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, male stripper, exotic dancer, orgy, male nudity, dancer, gay bar, male prostitute, gay club, pubic hair
Place: manila philippines
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47%
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Empty Cradle (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her, that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is ...
Plot: midwife, parent child relationship, pregnancy, hospital, murder, faked pregnancy, stethoscope, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnant woman murdered, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
When the Love Is Gone (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When the Love Is Gone is a 2013 Filipino romantic drama film directed by Andoy Ranay, starring Cristine Reyes, Gabby Concepcion, Alice Dixson, Andi Eigenmann, and Jake Cuenca. The film is distributed by Viva Films with co-production of Multivision ...
Plot: murder, caught in the act, beach resort, other woman, art exhibition, heart attack, chance meeting, resort, death of lover, closeted gay, cupcake, college ...
Place: the philippines
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43%
Forever and a Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eugene arrives in Bukidnon with only one intention: to forget his problems at work. But when he meets Raffy and as they travel and go on ridiculous and death-defying activities together, they start to form a friendship that goes beyond Euge’s ...
Plot: female director, bruise, shoes, cancer, iphone, cancer patient, cable car, store, marathon, waterfall, birthday present, rafting ...
Place: the philippines
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A Kid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Matthieu, a 33 year old Parisian who finds out that the father he never knew has died and decides to go to his funeral in order to meet his two siblings in Quebec. But once in Montréal, he realizes that nobody is aware of his existence or even ...
Plot: greed, photo album, portrait, twins, nosebleed, cancer, doctors, dog, telephone call, relic, violent man, alternative medicine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec
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40%
My Neighbor’s Wife (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Aaron and Giselle are an ambitious couple, but their hard work isn’t enough to provide for the comfortable life they desire. The marriage of their well-to-do bosom buddies, Bullet and Jasmine, also goes from bliss to bleak. Their situation heads ...
Plot: nun, hospital, extramarital affair, illicit affair, womanizer, curfew, one night stand, disco, jet ski, bakery, condominium, counselor ...
Place: the philippines
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Ordinary People (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ORDINARY PEOPLE is a family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents. But not ...
Plot: sex scene, mother child relationship, child, theft, violence, transvestite, family relations, missing child, street, money, crying, husband wife relationship ...
Place: the philippines
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Ben & Sam (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A college heartthrob meets a college newbie - a challenge, a tension, a discovery, and a love that will change everything between them.
Plot: gay, college, male homosexuality, gay interest, college student, gay relationship, locker room, gay slur, gay lead character, homosexuality, dressing room
Place: the philippines
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A Mother's Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Medy, a make-up artist, was given the chance of a lifetime to accompany a concert star to the United States for a performance. She promised her family that she will return after a week.
Plot: crutches, annulment, american dream, housekeeper, shoes, birth, passport, passenger, mother, father, workshop, visa ...
Place: the philippines, united states, usa
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Caregiver (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A grade school English teacher Sarah Gonzales joins the 150,000 Pinoy OFWs working in the United Kingdom to support her Husband, Teddy Gonzales in making a better living for their family. More than just a chronicle of the Filipinos experience ...
Plot: nurse, doctor, beer, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, teacher, kite, grandmother, hospital, beating, family gatherings, drinking ...
Place: the philippines, london
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39%
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Crocodile (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Divina is preparing for her daughter Rowena’s 13th birthday when she hears shocking news: her daughter has been attacked by a crocodile, her body still missing. As Divina searches for the body of her daughter in the marshlands of Agusan del Sur, ...
Plot: accident, death of daughter, rowing, boat, crocodile, egg, crying
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39%
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Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adela, (Philippines' screen legend Anita Linda) a former radio personality, celebrates her 80th birthday. Alone, and without support, she longs for the family and stability of years gone by. Mundane events take on heightened meaning as Adela ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: elderly, human spirit, realism, society, aging, golden years, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, loneliness, slum, night watchman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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39%
Mano po 6: A Mother's Love (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Melinda Uy is a half-Filipino, half-Chinese struggling mother to four children married to a full-Chinese blood man. Her family was believed to bring curse to Olive's famiily. Because of this, Melinda was not accepted by Uy's family as one ...
Plot: teenage rebellion, sister in law, best friend
Place: the philippines
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38%
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Children Metal Divers (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The heart-tugging story of children who scavenge for metal scraps in the murky waters of Manila Bay, often risking their lives in the process.
Plot: coming of age, muslim, metal, boy, anchor, mermaid, barge, swimming, beach, boat, ship, underwater scene ...
Place: the philippines
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37%
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The Seventies (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.
Plot: martial law, mother, torture
Place: the philippines
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From Your WIndow to Mine (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Interwoven emotions and struggles of three women of different generations aiming to build the lives they desire, their own future, love and dreams. All of them lose the love of their lives and they will have to pursue their happiness and fight for ...
Plot: female director, operation, station, love letter, tape recorder, opera, fish, tango, flowers, sister sister relationship, bra, labor ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 1920s
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Nympha (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A re-imagination of the Celso Ad Castillo classic, "Nympha" tells the story of an orphan woman named Nympha living in a backward province with a narrow minded aunt who is a religious fanatic.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), cemetery, female nudity, murder, sex
Place: the philippines
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34%
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The Mistress (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young woman is torn between the affections of her two lovers. One is a young bachelor who brings passion into her life. The other is a married man who has kept her as his mistress for years. Architect JD has a chip on his shoulder about his father ...
Plot: mistress, filipino, female director, inheritance, heart attack, death of father, rain, bookstore, alzheimer's disease, billiards, seamstress, coffee ...
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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Dama de Noche (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A woman who was maltreated during her younger years gets revenge on the people who abused her.
Plot: female nudity, nymphomaniac, child abuse, erotica, physical abuse, revenge, sex
Place: the philippines
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33%
How I Ended This Summer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: wilderness, isolation, radio, arctic, solitude, survival, radiation, human nature, danger, confined, dishonesty, contamination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, russia
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