Movies like The Longest Swim

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The Longest Swim (2014)
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The Longest Swim (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Best buds since childhood, Ben and Matt have grown apart with age. Even when Ben is diagnosed with diabetes, Matt struggles to support his friend like he should. Then, while vacationing at the lake, Matt is awakened by screams and groans coming from Ben's bedroom. The situation is desperate: Ben is convulsing, shaking and gagging. He's gone into a diabetic seizure and with no phone or hospital nearby, Matt's only hope of saving his friend is making the swim to the closest inhabited house--on the other side of the lake.
Plot: swimming, capture, lake, diabetic, childhood friend, childhood friends, diabetes
Place: vermont

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about swimming, lake, small town, swimming pool, family relations, teenager and loneliness mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Longest Swim: Hannah (2017), Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979), Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972), The Winner (2011), The Wizard of Loneliness (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
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Plot: swimming, female nudity, panties, bra, cross dressing, breasts, woman, child abuse, living alone
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Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 90 min.
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Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Winner (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Oliver (Pawel Szajda) is a talented young pianist of Polish American heritage. After breaking off his European tournée, he is forced to repay the tour organizers 250 thousand Euros. On his journey, he meets the very colorful character of (Janusz ...
Plot: playing piano, horse, piano, swimming pool, swimming, pianist, horse race
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The Wizard of Loneliness (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A family drama.
Plot: world war two, female director, aunt nephew relationship, coming of age, uncle, generation gap, secret, war veteran, small town, grandmother, mental patient, aunt ...
Time: 1940s
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Johnny Tiger (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Teacher George Dean (Robert Taylor) packs up his children to accept a job instructing Native American children on a Seminole reservation in Florida.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the American Southwest playfully deconstructing the woman’s role in a world of roles.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, society, profanity, social relations, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
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V.D. (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high school track star's wedding plans are capsized by venereal disease and a bad, beautiful new girl in town. His coach and a physician steer him into the light again.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tommaso and Arturo are on the run in a remote forest. They hunt for food, trying to survive and find their way through the lush nature. It’s quiet, almost peaceful, until the sound of gunshots… Many years later, this forest has a wolf problem. ...
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The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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