Movies like A Speck in the Water

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A Speck in the Water (1976)
 7.5
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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: clothesline, midwife, fish, alternative medicine, remote village, foreigner, fishing village, speedboat, embroidery, wind, sailor, fisherman, death of husband, boat, lake, grief, accident, doctor

Most similar movies to A Speck in the Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and tense films with plots about fish, boat, female nudity, murder, beach, male nudity and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Speck in the Water: Empty Cradle (1993), Die Hebamme II (2016), Naked Under the Moon (1999), Burlesque King (1999), A Kid (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 306
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, pregnancy, hospital, pregnant woman murdered, murder of a pregnant woman, faked pregnancy, stethoscope
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: loyalty, midwife, physician, medieval, illness, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, guilt, priest, extramarital affair, infidelity, confession, female nudity, rape, faith, retreat, mute, morality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.6
 131
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 club, male nudity, exotic dancer, male stripper, gay, male prostitute, gay bar, orgy
Place: manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.3
 957
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: phone ringing, alternative medicine, violent man, brother brother conflict, daughter, lake, fish, piano, taxi, unknown father, twin sisters, hugging ...
Time: 2010s
Place: montreal quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rice, laundry, tricycle, digging, bamboo, fruit, dream, debt, tree, healer, lynching, clothesline ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 193
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: lesbian, fish, fisherman, church, lake, lesbian couple, flirting, motorboat, camping, lesbian romance, female nudity, lesbian kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 207
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, indigenous people, childless couple, surrogate mother, midwife
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Do Fish Do It? (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 16-year old Jan is absent-mindedly strolling through the streets when he's run over by roller-skating Nina. As fast as she has stormed into his life, however, she rushes off again. Nina is 15 years old and full of crazy ideas. She lives ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: aids, fish, coming of age, friendship, love affair, teenage love, first time, love and romance, youth, couples, best friends, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A recently widowed research doctor is convinced by a colleague to join him in an inner-city clinic. Susan Hayward's final film.
Plot: doctor, clinic, grief, widow, leukemia, redheaded woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 30
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: crocodile, rowing, egg, crying, death of daughter, boat, accident
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: rape, train, prison, bicycle, wig, wedding, bathtub, sister sister relationship, love, female protagonist, student, medicine ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tropical Manila (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Philippines
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kim-Dusik, who committed a murder in Korea, fled to Manila and has lived there nearly 15 years. He lives with his Filipino wife, Medusa, and their 15-year old son, Philip. Dusik, his irresistible yearning for his mother, turns into violence ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, dog, father son relationship, blood, sex, murder, chicken, rape, male nudity, fork, eye injury, fish ...
Place: manila philippines, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, fishing, childhood, fish, gambling, small town, wilderness, americana, bishop, generation gap, boat ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 109
Out (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, France, Hungary, Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OUT is an odyssey about 50 year old family man Agoston wandering through East Europe. After loosing his lifelong job in a power plant of small Slovak village Agoston takes the shady but alluring opportunity to work as a welder in a shipyard in ...
Style: road movie
Plot: boat, cactus, washing machine, fish, stuffed animal, sea, grave, cemetery, fishing, vodka, hotel, beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii and en route combat the natural challenges and their inner shortcomings.
Plot: boat, accident, survival, young people, spy, leg amputation, sailboat, hospital
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, ocean or sea, lone wolves, fisherman, human spirit, escapades, obsessive quest, survival, self discovery, old man, fish ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 756
Grandmother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lola Sepa's grandson has been killed by a cell phone snatcher. Despite being devastated by the sudden violence, she must bear the burden of making the funeral arrangements. She and her family are poor, and there is not enough money for the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: murder, golden years, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, elderly, life is a bitch, family problems, best friends, crimes, unfulfillment, bail bondsman ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Way Back Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
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: celebration, missing person, birthday, song, mother daughter relationship, bathroom, sister sister relationship, poem, swimming, beach, jealousy, swimming pool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: singing, lawyer, female protagonist, gun, transvestite, false accusation, night, released from prison, washing someone, applying lipstick, campfire, tattoo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Manila by Night (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families conflict with each other as they live on the streets, which are rampant with drugs and prostitution.
Plot: prostitution, nightlife, illegal drugs, marijuana, homosexual, drug addiction, fashion designer, taxi driver, high school student, garbage truck, pimp, masseuse ...
Place: manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 177
Jasper's Ghost (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 11-year-old Jasper may just be starting puberty, but so far he has experienced a lifetime of emotions. On the day his beloved grandfather dies, he is charged with taking care of the elder's pet cat. The local town bully, Mourids however, has ...
Plot: natural breasts, scandinavian girl, ghost, knife, teenager, teenage girl, teacher, boy, death, female nudity, voyeurism, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 191
Screwed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It has been two years since unsuccessful cartoonist Tsube started to live with Kuniko casually in a small apartment.
Plot: journey, artist, female nudity, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beach, controversy, doctor, hallucination, infidelity, surrealism, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Future of Emily (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Emily, a child, stays with her bourgeois grandparents during frequent periods when her mother makes films. Isabelle wraps a picture, flies to her childhood home to pick up Emily, and plans to leave for her place in France. Old wounds between ...
Plot: fisherman, actress, actor, fish, grandfather granddaughter relationship, late night, witch, autograph, house, child, travel, affair ...
Place: germany, normandy, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, radio, island, arctic, radiation, wilderness, survival, contamination, solitude, fish, human nature, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: extramarital affair, nun, hospital, accident, womanizer, curfew, marital infidelity, head butt, perfume, mistress, condominium, clubbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In and Out of Planet Earth (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A documentary from Nick Peterson.
Plot: alter ego, hell, purgatory, rainbow, murder, underwater, ocean, sea, fish, isolation
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 29
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: fishing village, cancer, tour guide, whale, breast cancer, underwater, ocean, shark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Gap in the Skin (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young couple go on the run after the murder of his mother.
Plot: attempted strangulation, junk food, incest, cuckold, fish, river, apple, handcuffs, attempted drowning, murder, rape, ice cream truck ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
In the Aisles (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After losing his brick laying job, Christian begins to work at a supermarket.
Plot: forklift, billiards, taking a bath, jigsaw puzzle, fireworks, supermarket, ex convict, bus, christmas, funeral, birthday, candle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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