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Swimmers (2005)
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic
Plot: small town, introspection, youth, friendship, family relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, friends, swimming, small town life, coming of age, public health, innocence lost, solace, power relations, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa

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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 family relations, youth, family problems, parents and children, friendship, small town and coming of age mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like Swimmers: Mississippi Damned (2009), The Turning (2013), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Face (2002), The Way Home (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: sincere, emotional, rough, touching, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, family problems, family relations, addiction, human nature, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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95%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: family life, postmodernism, parents and children, social relations, friends, family relations, infidelity, haunted by the past, coming of age, family problems, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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87%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, introspection, family problems, supportive spouse, human nature, medical school, family in crisis, hopes, love, bittersweet, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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86%
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, immigrants, opposites attract, family relations, friends, coming of age, single parent, culture clash, youth, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: missing child, couples, hopes, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, social relations, family relations, search, missing person, small town, missing son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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84%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, teenage life, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, dealing with death, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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79%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: single father, single parent, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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76%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, family in crisis, estrangement, overdose, introspection, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family in crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, teenage life, working class, single parent, drug abuse, youth, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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69%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, opposites attract, lifestyle, young lovers, introspection, womanizer, society, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, romance ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
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66%
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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: serious, touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, society, high school life, racism, high school, coming of age, bittersweet, social differences, self discovery, youth, teenage life, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Chromophobia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, touching ...
Plot: celebrity culture, family relations, friendship, social worker, family problems, family in crisis, obsession, prostitute, female nudity, man boy relationship, godparent, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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65%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: youth, redemption, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family life, hopes, social worker, custody, family problems, legal, legal action, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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60%
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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, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: self discovery, friendship, youth, parents and children, family relations, unsupportive parent, mentor, intergenerational friendship, inspiration, coming of age, painter, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa
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59%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, single parent, coming of age, social relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, high school, lifestyle, society, youth, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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58%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, family problems, small town life, haunted by the past, small town, family relations, parents and children, social relations, young lovers, youth, island, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, family relations, poetry, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, writer's life, teacher student relationship, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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54%
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, social relations, friends, opposites attract, small town life, human nature ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
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53%
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sincere, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: addiction, sexual content, bittersweet, drugs/alcohol, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family in crisis, drug abuse, youth, small town, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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52%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: introspection, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, redemption, youth, one more chance, parents and children, estrangement, father daughter relationship, fear of commitment, estranged father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
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50%
November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: child illness, human spirit, parents and children, family gatherings, hopes, cancer, christmas, life is a bitch, halloween, husband wife relationship, friendship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rhode island
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50%
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: sincere, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, coming of age, deafness, mute or deaf, teenage life, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, friendship, disability, isolation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, alabama, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: contemplative, uplifting, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, renegades, social relations, sport team, power relations, family relations, lifestyle, society, friends, small town life, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: island, redemption, sexual content, small town life, couples, starting over, human nature, small town, estrangement, misfit, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, ambition, teenage life, athlete's life, sport team, youth, hopes, love and romance, human nature, friendship, estrangement, sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, working class, eccentric family, love and romance, life is a bitch, friendship, single parent, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family problems, love and romance, single parent, youth, family life, human nature, dysfunctional family, friendship, disgraced, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family life, family problems, society, couple relations, family relations, social relations, couples, youth, pregnancy, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: college, friendship, mysterious character, teenage life, youth, parents and children, religions or cults, family relations, friends, religion, mysterious stranger, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%