Movies like Sand Dollars

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Sand Dollars (2014)
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Sand Dollars (2014)
Original name: Dólares de arena
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady client, Anne, a much older French woman, who, like many other Europeans, has found an idyllic refuge on the island to spend her last years. For Noelí, the relationship is one of convenience, but the feelings become more intense as they plan to leave together for Paris.
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, moral dilemma, rich and poor, society, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, island, gender, sexual content, power relations, female director, homosexual
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and atmospheric films with plots about love and romance, society, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sand Dollars: The Night (2014), FAQs (2005), Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002), Charlie Says (2006), The Sea Is Behind (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
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The Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man stands in front of a mirror. The night belongs to him. Every evening, he appraises his appearance, attired in a new shirt, leaves his apartment and waits in a poorly lit alleyway for his johns. One night he meets a female prostitute of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense
Plot: gays and lesbians, society, unlikely couple, love and romance, prostitute, gender, social misfits, love triangle, fall in love, sexual relations, one night stand, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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95%
 5.8
 509
FAQs (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny. In this case Destiny is a black, 6 foot, high heel wearing, gun toting, drag queen with an attitude and a soft place in her heart for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, sexy ...
Plot: social misfits, social relations, best friends, society, love and romance, misfit, lgbt, gay bashing, graphic violence, gays and lesbians, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A portrait of a woman, composed of 17 moments from her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: sexy woman, love and romance, starting over, family problems, couples, discrimination, death in the family, breakup, power relations, gender, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 517
Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: lifestyle, love affair, human nature, social relations, love and romance, couples, celebrity culture, dishonesty, infidelity, teachers and students, cons and scams, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Sea Is Behind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Morocco, France, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarik lives in a land without colour, a land where water is contaminated by a strange phenomenon of “water bugs”. Tarik wears make-up and dresses up as a woman. He dances on a cart that is drawn by a dying horse and his father has practically ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: transvestism, social misfits, performer's life, family relations, family in crisis, misfit, gays and lesbians, society, gender, bittersweet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, danger, orphan, society, youth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, gang, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 391
La león (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deep in the lush river jungles of Argentina, Alvaro lives a solitary existence fishing and harvesting reeds. What sets him apart from the rest of his village is that he is gay. There are no other gay men in his world, his only means of expression is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, isolation, couples, disagreement, love and romance, immigration, murder, gay slur, gay lead character, island, male rape, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 511
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, family problems, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, obsessive quest, redemption, orphan, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Little White Lie (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Little White Lie follows the story of a luckless actor named Barry who has recently split from his girlfriend. He is seen wallowing at home in his pyjamas, where he becomes fixated on a children's television presenter who he sees on daytime ...
Style: serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, film within a film, male female relationship, actor, down on your luck, cigarette smoking, conundrum, tv show in film, play within film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: realistic, silent film, sincere, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, introspection, society, couples, couple relations, working class, unfulfillment, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, solitude, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 1K
Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, mountain, strong female presence, society, unfulfillment, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, youth, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, society, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business woman who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy ...
Style: serious, realistic, controversial, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual relations, dangerous attraction, gender bending, fall in love, love affair, gays and lesbians, gender, manipulations, love and romance, dishonesty, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: lifestyle, false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, youth, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, high school, half brother, skateboard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 719
I Am Yours (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An unhappy single mother in Norway's Pakistani expatriate community begins to ignore her young son in favor of placating a Swedish filmmaker she thinks could change her life for the better.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, single parent, family relations, destructive relationship, human nature, unfulfillment, social misfits, society, culture clash, mother son relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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Flywheel (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, christian film ...
Plot: change of heart, dishonesty, used car salesman, starting over, introspection, moral dilemma, ambition, society, redemption, cons and scams, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 219
Trap Street (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Qiuming is a trainee at a digital mapping company. His job is to survey the streets of the ever-changing city and keep the mapping system up to date. Typical of his generation, Qiuming is upbeat, energetic, and totally immersed in the world of ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: investigation, family relations, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, dishonesty, privacy invasion, off the grid, parents and children, surveillance, urban, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.5
 126
Dog Sweat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, underground film
Plot: forbidden love, society, young lovers, love and romance, youth, injustice, bittersweet, muslim, infidelity, repression, hijab, islam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 980
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, destiny, family problems, dull life, death in the family, dealing with death, family relations, sexual content, chance, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: coming out, gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, couples, religion, gender, society, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 620
170 Hz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nick and Evy are in love. Knowing that Nick is deaf, Evy’s parents do not consent to their relationship. They run away and move into an abandoned submarine, hidden from judgmental eyes. Their runaway love brings them new opportunities and new ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, love and romance, youth, love affair, forbidden love, rebelliousness, coming of age, young lovers, bittersweet, rebellion, misfit, sign language ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 206
Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, couples, pardon, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legislation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Africa, Lesotho
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father, and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching, stylized
Plot: village, self discovery, homecoming, estrangement, orphan, love and romance, bittersweet, estranged father, hiv, funeral, death of father, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, gender, social misfits, discrimination, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 3K
Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, power relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Five Hours from Paris (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Only 5 flight hours from Paris, in a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv, two people meet. He is a bred-and-born Israeli and she is a Russian immigrant. He is a taxi driver and she is a music teacher. He has no aspirations. She gave up hers long ago. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, single parent, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, society, immigrants, love, airplane, divorced parents, music teacher, fear of flying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 380
Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 52
Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, ambition, contests and competitions, gender, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, tragic love, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%