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, womb, umbilical cord, speedboat, contaminated water
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, psychological, touching and contemplative films with plots about doctor, boat, female nudity, husband wife relationship, ocean, beach and fish mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Speck in the Water: Burlesque King (1999), Thy Womb (2012), Way Back Home (2011), The Woman Who Left (2016), Die Hebamme II (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 interest, pubic hair, dancer, gay for pay, gay, gay bar, male nudity, male prostitute, gay club, male stripper, orgy, exotic dancer
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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95%
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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: society, ocean or sea, ocean, midwife, surrogate mother, indigenous people, childless couple
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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77%
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 ...
Style: touching, suspense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: missing person, siblings, sister sister relationship, fisherman, long lost daughter, mother daughter relationship, missing sister, jealousy, fishing village, sibling rivalry, reunion, dog ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: church, island, applying lipstick, boat, telephone call, mother daughter reunion, lawyer, priest, beach, gun, vengeance, murder ...
Time: year 1997
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, medieval, female nudity, illness
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Pawnshop (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
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, television, mirror, ring, security guard, death, clock, loan shark, cake, jewelry, grief, kidney ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: laundry, escape, candle, husband wife relationship, tricycle, gift, lynching, tree, bamboo, excavation, shopping cart, husband hits wife ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, sentimental, sincere, contemplative
Plot: father son relationship, cancer, doctor, dying, illness, cancer patient, female director, birthday present, shoes, cable car, waterfall, vacation ...
Place: the philippines
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62%
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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: shark, underwater, cancer, whale, fishing village, ocean, tour guide, breast cancer, underwater scene
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: motorboat, camping, flirting, lesbian, fisherman, female nudity, lesbian sex, lesbian kiss, lesbian couple, church, lesbian romance, lake ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, murder, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnancy, stethoscope, pregnant woman murdered, faked pregnancy, hospital, mother son relationship
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57%
Naked Under the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, nun, catholicism, rosary, boat, capitalist, infidelity, suicide, padlock, tragedy, mute, confession ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, tropics, indigenous people, isolation
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: unknown father, alternative medicine, twins, package, playing piano, portrait, photo album, cancer, twin, relic, doctors, ringing telephone ...
Time: 2010s
Place: montreal quebec, montreal, canada
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51%
The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: dangerous animal, escapades, ocean or sea, ocean, survival, human spirit, self discovery, lone wolves, adventure, obsessive quest, fish, fisherman ...
Time: 80s
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50%
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 ...
Style: twists and turns, light, tense, psychological
Plot: marriage, adultery, marital infidelity, school, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, friend turned foe, extramarital affair, nun, hospital, mother son relationship, head butt ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Adela (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: human spirit, realism, elderly, society, aging, golden years, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, loneliness, slum, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, dressing room, gay slur, gay interest, male objectification, homosexuality, locker room, college student, gay lead character, gay relationship
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: boat, crying, crocodile, egg, rowing, accident, death of daughter
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46%
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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: poncho, caregiver, insubordination, bonding, alzheimer's disease, shame, english teacher, husband wife relationship, diaspora, grandmother, patient, doctor ...
Place: the philippines, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
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Mano Po (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly ...
Plot: chinese, interracial romance, marriage engagement, wealthy family, chinatown, rebellious daughter, rebelliousness, sister sister relationship, patriarch, biracial, flashback, pregnancy ...
Time: year 1949
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: metal, coming of age, muslim, barge, boat, boy, anchor, sea, missing person, coin, piggy bank, port ...
Place: the philippines
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44%
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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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43%
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Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: loss of child, midwife, grieving, birth, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, family relations, woman in labor, adultery, woman, extramarital affair, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
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43%
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 ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, money, missing child, mother child relationship, child, violence, child abduction, kidnapped child, stolen money, transvestite, sex scene ...
Place: the philippines
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41%
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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), murder, cemetery, female nudity, sex
Place: the philippines
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40%
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, wedding, anarchist, butterfly, pain, swing, student, haircut, sheep, rape, tunnel, jail cell ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
An Enemy of the People (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, contamination, dishonesty, rivalry, hopes, social misfits, rebellion, society, fighting the system, small town life, village life, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: erotica, female nudity, nymphomaniac, revenge, sex, physical abuse, child abuse
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative
Plot: mistress, rivalry, large family, husband wife relationship, inheritance, father son relationship, filipino, female director, architect, company, drinking alcohol, customer ...
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%