Movies like Deadweight

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Deadweight (2016)
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Deadweight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ahti Ikonen is a reliable captain at the height of his career. He is in command of the 35,000-ton container vessel Brugge, which enters the port of Savannah/United States behind schedule. The loading of the ship commences in haste as the crew, led by the ambitious Romanian officer Katia, works by the piece so that they can sail in time. The Filipino seaman James has an accident during this semi- legal lashing procedure. Ahti has to face the consequences of his orders: In the port of Rotterdam/Netherlands unionized dockworkers exploit the incident and refuse to unload the ship. Standstill. The captain is caught between the frontlines. Ahti is keen to elucidate the accident, but the situation becomes more and more contradictory…
Plot: cargo ship, sea captain, sailor, investigation, death, accident, workout, finnish, union, remorse, guilt, bar fight, harbor, port, bar brawl, filipino, head injury, container
Time: 2010s
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, psychological and tense films with plots about death, accident, sailor, hospital, guilt, father son relationship and suicide mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Deadweight: The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008), Her Last Chance (1996), Things We Do for Love (2013), A Man's Job (2007), Tate's Voyage (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani (Niilo Syvaoja) has been shuttled between foster homes ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: island, teenager, isolation, friendship, youth, school, juvenile delinquent, family relations, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: death, accident, drug addiction, drug addict, teenager, party, jealousy, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Things We Do for Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vaarala, a reserved romantic photographer, has an odd artistic vision of loneliness: he takes serial photos of an empty park bench in remote spaces of nature. When he meets and falls in love with the spirited, unruly Ansa, his ‘bench’ is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: love, single parent, manslaughter, son murders father, love triangle, ex husband ex wife relationship, single mother, photographer, brother brother relationship, jealousy, patricide, affection ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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A Man's Job (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitution, family relations, unemployment, hidden identity, couples, family problems, prostitute, dishonesty, life is a bitch, career change, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Tate's Voyage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tate, a young and crooked businessman, thinks he can get rich quick by buying a Russian freighter in the port of Rotterdam. This turns out to be a fiasco because the ship has been arrested, the freight has been sealed by the customs and the crew has ...
Plot: female director, immigrants, compassion, cargo ship, harbor, nurse, suicide, hospital, ship, girlfriend
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69%
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Manila (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Due to a delayed flight a group of German flight passengers have to wait in the hall of the airport of Manila. The crowd is quite mixed, ranging from an cultivated east German teacher couple up to sleazy sex tourists. As the waiting prolongs, more ...
Plot: airport, masturbation
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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Those Who Work (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he’s on the phone, handling the cargo ships he charters for major companies. But when he has to ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Plot: loss of job, father daughter relationship, family relations, manager, greed, workaholic, cargo ship, waking up, self discovery, frustration, depression, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: switzerland, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
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The Mine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young and ambitious civil servant Jussi finds himself being in charge of the environmental permit of a huge nickel and uranium mine in Northern Finland. The Talvivaara mine, led by a charismatic globe trotting visioner Pekka Perä is introducing ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, touching, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: mining, investigation, nature, environmental issue, morality, politician, politics, corruption, technology, interrogation, government official, business ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
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Short Circuits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At night a city bus driver finds an abandoned baby near a stop. A divorced man comes to pick up his excited son for the weekend. A pretty doctor befriends a quadriplegic. Out of this unfolds a delicate story of human relationships, in which tough ...
Plot: gas station, abandoned baby, guilt, hospital, female nudity, quadriplegic, professor, female removes her clothes, father son relationship, homeless, christmas tree, running out of gas ...
Place: central europe, slovenia
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Our Father... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film by Veikko Aaltonen
Plot: father son relationship, countryside, funeral, memory, homecoming, dementia, horse, flashback, dark past, male female relationship, child abuse, family farm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Closer to Home (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. ...
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Trap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the rebuilding of their lives by the survivors of the disaster caused by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, particularly focusing on the struggles of a mother who lost their children.
Plot: dna testing, loss of child, survivor, crucifix, death, fire, hospital, bible quote, typhoon
Place: the philippines
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Remembrance (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.
Plot: british navy, port, sailor, pub, royal navy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Report (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 1964 Finnish drama.
Plot: youth, young woman, suicide, alcohol, harbor, ship, prostitute, bar, teenage prostitute, police, sailor, police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 57
The Good Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Ireland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Michael is a young Irish banker, whose life begins to unravel after causing a stranger's death in an accident. Sifiso is a teenager living in a shack in a Cape Town township, dreaming of escape. When their stories unexpectedly collide, their ...
Plot: guilt, teenager, redemption, accident, shack, banker
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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The Punishment (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1919 at the end of WW1 Romanian peasant Manolache Preda returns to his native village where he finds his woman taken by another and his land sold to the local landowner.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 84 min.
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A Speck in the Water (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
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Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lakeboat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale ...
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: working class, graduate student, ship, cargo ship, college, machismo, prostitute, sailor, student, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, trust ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
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For Michelle (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Brett Cornell learns that the mother of a child he is alleged to have Fathered 5 years prior, has died in an accident, he heads south to try and take custody of the daughter that he never knew. Brett takes to desperate measures to make it in ...
Plot: accident, court, love, death, custody, intimacy
Place: north carolina, new york, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Radiant Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It's 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents' farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find ...
Style: gay cinema, queer cinema, psychological, contemplative, touching ...
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Place: atlantic ocean, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Wailing in the Forest (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: fairy tale, mysterious
Plot: ritual, tropics, indigenous people, isolation
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Of Skies and Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Welcome to the hometown of Yoyong, Poklat, Boying and Uding. Here, there are no big shopping malls, no tall buildings. There are only huge mountains and vast fields as far as the eye can see, and clouds that seem to be always embracing the ...
Plot: cloud, fire, love letter, innocence, cell phone, rugby, sky, text message, police officer, vcr, sickness, sick ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sister Stella L. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A nun who acts as a counselor in a home for unwed mother undergoes political awakening when her friend and namesake belonging to the same congregation as hers inspires her to get involved in the struggle for justice and freedom of striking workers ...
Plot: media, discussion, strike, suicide, solidarity, abuse, counselor, liberation theology, swashbuckler, company, capitalist, labor ...
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Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Plutonium Incident (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A worker at a nuclear power plant finds life in danger after she points out unsafe conditions.
Plot: union, nuclear, nuclear reactor, intrigue, accident, radioactivity, nuclear power plant, radiation sickness, nuclear power, drill, plutonium, working conditions ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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10 Sekunden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: guilty conscience, police, loss, airplane, radar, investigation, bathtub, female nudity, extramarital affair, loss of son
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Still Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, loneliness, introspection, misfit, workplace, social worker, obsession, workplace situations, solitude, social misfits, investigation, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Karz Chukana Hai (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Alcoholic, arrogant, and a slacker, Atmaram, though coming from a poor family, has visions of grandeur, and believes that everyone else is subordinate to his wishes and instructions. This lands him in hot water with his employer, Seth Usman, and as ...
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