Movies like The Night I Swam

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The Night I Swam (2017)
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The Night I Swam (2017)
Original name: 泳ぎすぎた夜
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Snow covered mountains in Japan. Every night, a fisherman makes his way to the market in town. His 6 year old son is awoken by his departure and finds it impossible to fall back to sleep. In the sleeping household, the young boy draws a picture he then slips into his satchel. On his way to school, still drowsy, he strays off the path and wanders into the snow...
Plot: dog, snow, train, skiing, photograph, drawing, little boy, shopping mall, snowing, snow skiing, 6 year old, barking dog, snowball, no dialogue
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to The Night I Swam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out contemplative, realistic, psychological and light films with plots about train, dog, photograph, snow, family relations, female nudity and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Night I Swam: Farewell, Kuro (2003), Little Darling (2000), Striker's Mountain (1985), Slalom (2020), Vision (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Farewell, Kuro (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in Matsumoto city, Nagano, during 1960s. A stray dog wanders into a high school's grounds. The dog, named Kuro, stays at the school and becomes a special friend to everyone.
Plot: dog, loyalty
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Little Darling (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Thirty year old virgin Sybille meets the man of her dreams. Or is he?
Plot: female director, con artists, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), marriage, shopping mall, love, female nudity, train
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Striker's Mountain (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A construction conglomerate, headed by a ruthless millionaire, wants to buy a ski resort that has been a family business for years, but the family does not want to sell. The businessman resolves to get the property, whether they want to sell it or ...
Plot: mountain, ski resort, helicopter, snow, skiing, resort
Place: canada
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Slalom (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 15 year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps, has been accepted to a highly selective ski club whose aim is to train future professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, Fred, ex-champion turned coach, decides to make Lyz ...
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: cable car, nudity (full frontal - brief), snow skiing, statutory rape, competition, male objectification, mountain, wolf, menstruation, teenage girl, coach, 15 year old ...
Time: 2000s
Place: alps
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Vision (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Centres on Jeanne, a journalist tracking a mysterious rare herb that appears only once every 997 years.
Plot: timber, newborn baby, mountain, baby, journey, japanese man, pregnant woman, pregnant, old woman, tree, travel, falling tree ...
Place: japan
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77%
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Werewolf (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in a small town that doesn’t offer an easy way out. Each day starts in a long lineup at the tiny pharmacy, then it’s door-to- door begging to cut grass for people who just want them to not exist. At ...
Plot: female director, video game, ice cream cone, playing a video game, lawn mowing, little boy, doctor, dog, pharmacy, outcast
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Two Birds, One Stone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Plot: camera, death of loved one, carrot, gas station, train, cell phone, death, cooking, walkman, illiterate, ringing telephone, letter ...
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60%
All That You Possess (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An obsessed scholar attempts to withdraw from the world but finds personal ties drawing him back into the family he had left behind, in this novelistic, beautifully modulated drama from acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Bernard Émond.
Plot: businesswoman, barn, suicide, marina, translator, flashlight, poem, waterfront, father son relationship, secretary, lecturer, poetry ...
Place: canada, quebec
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Raging Rose (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jozef travels from Poland to France to work and to find his son Roman, who he abandoned 15 years earlier. Jozef works for a Polish immigrant family that has successfully settled in France. Rose, the family’s teenaged daughter, volunteers to help ...
Plot: female director, sister sister relationship, teenager, urination, high school, teenage girl, sex scene, high school sports, locked in, letter, kiss, teenage boy ...
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The Tale of Iya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 169 min.
Story: It was summer when a stranger from Tokyo arrived at “Iya”, where the riches of nature still abound. This young man, named Kudo, was willing to live his new, self-sufficient life. He was exhausted by city life, and believed this beautiful land ...
Style: silent film, contemplative, touching, captivating, exciting
Plot: teenage girl, teenager, japanese girl, school, elementary school, police, schoolgirl, baby, scientist, dancing, dog, teacher ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Yumechiyo's Diary (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Yumechiyo, a geisha house madam recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, yearns to do something constructive with the little time she has left. Through her responsibility lies in taking care of her girls, she finds purpose in providing a man ...
Plot: spa, arrest, geisha, terminal illness, suicide, police, secret, train, witness, cancer, accidental death, hot spring ...
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53%
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Dusty (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Plot The eponymous Dusty is an appropriately named dingo, or wild dog. Roaming the fertile fields of Australia, Dusty is captured as a puppy. Though dingoes are normally averse to human companionship, Dusty attaches himself to an old, worn-out ...
Plot: dog, dog movie, ranch, animals, fence, animal, horse riding, horse, rancher
Place: australia
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Her Private Hell (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young Italian girl comes to London, and is tricked into posing nude for risqué magazines.
Plot: photograph, magazine, posing nude, modeling, female nudity, mansion, jealousy, photo studio, photographer, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: london
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48%
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Few of Us (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A slow, dialogue-free film about a woman's journey in Siberia.
Plot: no dialogue, female nudity, touching breasts, blood, helicopter, violence, old man, cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol, shot in the back, knife, mountain ...
Place: siberia
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Legend of the Spirit Dog (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young boy in Alaska becomes involved with the legendary battle between a raven and a wolf.
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Eva & Leon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A privileged woman and an orphan boy meet and somehow become friends.
Style: sincere, unusual plot structure, feel good, psychological, light
Plot: orphan, boy, search for mother, runaway child, disguise, train, friendship, friends, youth, female director, neighbor neighbor relationship, breakup ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, rome italy
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47%
Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On the edge of adulthood, Alma leaves her mother’s home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. But from the start nothing goes as planned. Her cousin Emir gives her a frosty reception and mocks ...
Plot: female director, death, coffin, dog hit by a car, broken down car, magic trick, barking dog, aquarium, lake, singing, beaten up, cousin ...
Place: bosnia
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46%
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists.
Plot: shopping cart, holiday, typewriter, boy, reporter, father daughter relationship, snowing, snow, 8 year old, family relations, pocket watch, widower ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1890s
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I Am a Soldier (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A social drama about a woman who is obligated to return to her parents’ home and agrees to work for her uncle in a doghouse.
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Ramen Teh (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Japan, France
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: realistic, contemplative, emotional, captivating
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The Sunrise (1964)
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Duration: 93 min.
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
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Long Excuses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A recently widowed writer whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief—or lack of it—in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident.
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42%
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The Whispering of the Gods (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rou has returned to the monastery he was raised in. As he listens to the whispering of the Gods through his germanium radio, Rou defies God in every which way and puts religion to the test.
Plot: interspecies sex, bestiality, dog lover, rape, gay sex, pregnant from rape, blow job, dog, priest, zoophilia, oral sex, fellatio ...
Place: japan
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41%
The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, touching
Plot: street musician, crying baby, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rich and poor, urban ghetto life, family relations, society, youth, urban ghetto, friends, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england
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41%
The Raven's Dance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
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Plot: nature, northern lights, poaching, chainsaw, river, swamp, swan, forest, society, dog, hunting, owl ...
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The Hussy (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty-year old misfit François earns his living by gathering boxes and bottles to resell to local shopkeepers. He lives with his grossly insensitive mother and stepfather. Mado is a gawky 11-year old, who is neglected by her family because of the ...
Plot: child abduction, dysfunctional family, adult child friendship, school teacher, outsider, urination, shaving, cemetery, pointing a gun at someone, manipulative behavior, manipulative person, lie ...
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39%
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Maborosi (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: suicide, village, hopes, arranged marriage, self discovery, social relations, couples, family problems, crimes, dealing with death, babies and infants, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, europe, italy, venice ...
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38%
Café Lumière (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: train, pregnancy, love and romance, family life, friendship, lifestyle, writer's life, youth, family relations, single mother, cafe, single parent ...
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Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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37%
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Funny Boy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, India, Sri Lanka
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A student must navigate issues of sexuality, identity and family amid Sri Lanka's social turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s.
Plot: little boy, gay, name calling, gay teenager, knitting, young girl, dancing, driving in the rain, children, cow, playing piano, climbing stairs ...
Place: sri lanka
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36%