Movies like Choking Man

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Choking Man (2006)
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, sentimental, gloomy, serious
Plot: immigrants, city life, friendship, restaurant, self discovery, americana, family relations, workplace romance, social misfits, diner, workplace, youth, friends, romance, misfit, society, human nature, urban, unfulfilled love, workplace situations
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about society, friendship, family relations, friends, parents and children, youth and hopes mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Choking Man: X/Y (2014), Everyday People (2004), Toe to Toe (2009), Face (2002), Restless City (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: workplace romance, interracial relations, restaurant, fighting the system, workplace, social differences, love and romance, society, hopes, social relations, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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56%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, love and romance, introspection, human nature, friendship, coming of age, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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Restless City (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tells the story of an African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, society, music, social misfits, fall in love, love, hustler, couples, rivalry, misfit, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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Cafe (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When tragedy strikes the community surrounding a cafe in West Philadelphia, the cafe's regulars come to realize how intertwined their lives truly are.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: love and romance, strong female presence, city life, friendship, workplace situations, direction and purpose, friends, best friends, pregnant woman, pregnancy, virtual world, free will ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, parents and children, friendship, youth, lgbt, coming of age, androgyny, leaving home, misfit, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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47%
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, smoking, brunette, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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47%
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, society, youth, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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45%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, power relations, drugs/alcohol, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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41%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, friendship, teenage life, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, youth, society, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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41%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, society, elderly ...
Time: contemporary
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40%
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, society, immigrants, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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39%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
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Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, touching, gloomy, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: amusement park, mental illness, friendship, friends, theme park, bittersweet, missing person, down on your luck, haunted by the past, self discovery, alcohol abuse, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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37%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, custody, adoption, on the road, reunion, introspection, redemption, hopes, petty criminal, road trip, foster home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
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37%
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, single parent, petty job, social relations, workplace situations, fish out of water, misfit, life is a bitch, workplace, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, youth, friendship, wooing, teenage girl, sexuality, unsupportive friend, sex scene, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, life is a bitch, youth, society, clergy, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, soul music, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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36%
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11…and the events of the September ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, uplifting
Plot: starting over, american dream, lottery, society, immigrants, hopes, 9/11, rivalry, urban, city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Love in Another Language (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Onur, who has been deaf since birth, works as a librarian. His father had left him and his mother when he was seven, and Onur has always blamed himself for this. Although being able to speak, he has chosen to stay silent because of the pitying looks ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, workplace, social misfits, mute or deaf, leaving home, hopes, true love, call center, mute character, self discovery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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35%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, redemption, starting over, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new york
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35%
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Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, married couple, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, cultural difference, relationships, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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33%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, small town life, best friends, youth, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, romance, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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Ocean of Pearls (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As a Sikh man with a full beard and turban, AMRIT SINGH is often the target of racial profiling. But when he sees his dreams of becoming Chief of Surgery at a state-of-the-art transplant center dwindle because of his appearance, Amrit goes against a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: sikh, culture clash, doctors and patients, workplace, discrimination, surgeon, hopes, society, ambition, immigrants, family relations, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, toronto ontario canada
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32%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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31%
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Out of My Hand (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Liberia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: ‘What do you want?’ asks the trade union leader, to which the men respond as if with one voice: change! Life is hard work on Liberia’s rubber plantations and wages are meagre. Nothing has changed for generations, but now the workers are ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: workplace, hopes, society, immigrants, realism, workplace situations, starting over, poverty, haunted by the past, new life, plantation, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, africa
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31%
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Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, tense, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, danger, wartime life, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
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