Movies like The Swaying Waterlily

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The Swaying Waterlily (2016)
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The Swaying Waterlily (2016)
Original name: Rüzgarda Salınan Nilüfer
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Swaying Waterlily
Plot: female friendship, friendship between women, bourgeoisie, female writer, envy, loveless marriage, jealous woman

Most similar movies to The Swaying Waterlily

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and serious films with plots about female friendship, female director, mother daughter relationship, friendship, family relations, friends and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Swaying Waterlily: LUMA (2015), Between Friends (1983), Crying for Love (2008), Big Girls Don't Cry (2002), The Women's Room (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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LUMA (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The young, pregnant housewife Jennifer- nickname LUMA- meets the self confident, bisexual Christiane. Their friendship develops up to an vehement love affair, which is driving Luma into an turmoil of emotions. Raised up under catholic influence, she ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, suspense, sexy
Plot: female friendship, love, friendship, husband wife relationship, chaos, bisexual, bisexual woman, homosexual, tenderness, pregnant woman, pregnancy, female nudity ...
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Between Friends (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two middle-aged women with nothing in common meet by accident and develop a close friendship while continuing to deal with their own lives.
Plot: female friendship, sexuality, mother daughter relationship, single parent, friendship, affair, women's rights, divorced divorcee, middle aged
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Crying for Love (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three girls meet by chance in a hospital. Struggling to come to terms with their fate, they all look back on a decisive moment in their life: Sara, a professional swimmer relentlessly urged on by her ambitious father, was deprived of her only real ...
Plot: illness, female friendship, camera, photograph, sickness, wine, hospital, wine bottle, picture
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Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kati and Steffi have been best friends since they were six. Now they're both 17 and enjoying the ups and downs of becoming adults together. While Kati's parents are religious and conservative, but argue constantly, Steffi comes from what ...
Style: disturbing, touching, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: virgin, best friend, female friendship, moral dilemma, teenage life, vengeance, rivalry, youth, parent child relationship, envy, teenage crush, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Women's Room (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A wife is sick and tired of her husband's infidelities, so she leaves home and goes back to grad-school. There she meets many self-confident women who help her find her own voice.
Plot: divorced divorcee, female friendship, feminism, women's liberation, lesbian, marriage, love, women's rights, self fulfillment
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Majority (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel drive at night. There is no urgency for ...
Plot: racism, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity, racial discrimination, coitus, male masturbation, swearing, domineering father, unhappy wife
Place: istanbul turkey
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The Last Best Year (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jane (Bernadette Peters) has a dizzy spell while at home. As her condition does not improve, she consults a doctor who finds that she is very ill and that she has no family to help her through this very trying time. He enlists the help of a ...
Plot: therapist, death, humanity, terminal illness, cancer, dying, childhood trauma, female friendship, dying woman
Place: chicago illinois
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Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female director, terminal illness, coming of age, female friendship, irresponsible, teenage girl, female protagonist, teenager, sexuality, teenage protagonist, youth, friendship between women ...
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The Woman Who Ran (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 77 min.
Story: While her husband is on a business trip, Gamhee meets three of her friends on the outskirts of Seoul. They make friendly conversation, as always, but there are different currents flowing independently of each other, both above and below the surface.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, melancholic, complex, sentimental
Plot: female friendship, friends, chance meeting, business, secret past, loneliness, trip, failed marriage, life philosophy, secret, character study, husband wife relationship ...
Place: seoul
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Perfect Pie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the invitation of her childhood best friend Patsy McCann née Willets, famed opera singer Francesca Prine - whose real name is Marie Beck - returns to Marmora, Ontario to sing in a benefit concert. Patsy and Marie were best friends from the time ...
Plot: female director, best friend, nipples visible through clothing, braless, wet t shirt, teenager, multiple time frames, female friendship, underwear, dressing gown, swimwear, epileptic seizure ...
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Breaking Horizons (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: “Congratulations, you’re pregnant!” Lara can hardly believe what the doctor has just told her. The 25-year-old spends her nights hanging around Berlin with best friend Nora, having lost interest in her architectural studies long ago. She has ...
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, one night stand, life turned upside down, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, life lesson, tragedy, female friendship, party girl, twentysomething life, friends, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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55%
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Erfolg (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 265 min.
Story: For fans of history, this glimpse of Munich society in the 1920s will be a much-treasured event. The story revolves around an art-gallery manager who puts on a show featuring the scandalous works of a woman artist who committed suicide. He is ...
Plot: world war two, talking after sex, intrigue, greed, bourgeoisie, barefoot woman, smoking, politics, female nudity
Time: 1920s
Place: munich germany
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55%
Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Bixler and Amanda Nelson have known each other for several years and lead successful and seemingly functional families. However, their friendship is ripped to shreds and their families shattered when the husband of one of the women has an ...
Plot: lawyer, attorney, adultery, extramarital affair, betrayal, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, marriage, marital problem, older man younger woman relationship, husband wife relationship, supermarket ...
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54%
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She and He (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As her husband Eiichi becomes more entangled in his life as businessman, Naoko looks for ways to expand her own life even as her husband's life shrinks in scope and intimacy. She finds new interests, new love, and a greater sense of her place ...
Plot: japanese new wave, bourgeoisie, self discovery, poverty, compassion, japanese woman, empathy, japanese wife, husband wife relationship, japanese man
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Elles (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A journalist tries to balance the duties of marriage and motherhood while researching a piece on college women who work as prostitutes to pay their tuition.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, feminist film
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Painful Secrets (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing
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Kokoko (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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48%
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Harlow (1965)
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 1920s
Place: brittany, france
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42%
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42%
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