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Against the Current (2009)
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Against the Current (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, stylized, talky
Plot: on the road, love and romance, self discovery, against the odds, fall in love, buddies, group of friends, old friend, husband wife relationship, friends, ambition, sex, suicidal, swimming, cemetery, best friend, sarcasm, rainstorm, camping, grief, mother daughter relationship, bar, loss of loved one, statue of liberty, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, captivating and humorous films with plots about love and romance, friends, friendship, couples, fall in love, self discovery and couple relations mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Against the Current: An American in Hollywood (2014), Redemption Road (2010), Frownland (2007), King Kelly (2012), The Color of Rain (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, fall in love, ambition, hopes, filmmaking, buddies, showbiz, love and romance, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
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Redemption Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Tennessee-set drama focused on an individual's spiritual redemption.
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friends, self discovery, on the road, music, musician's life, friendship, blues, haunted by the past, americana, alcohol abuse, journey, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, alabama, nashville tennessee
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Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: society, buddies, misfit, friends, love and romance, social misfits, lifestyle, suburbs, fall in love, city life, emotional abuse, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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48%
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King Kelly (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kelly strips – her best friend Jordan captures the event on her mobile phone. Kelly’s name is well known among the visitors of (in)appropriate online portals. The two teenagers digitally record anything and everything that crosses their paths ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: desire for fame, on the road, nightlife, strong sexual content, lifestyle, ambition, profanity, satire, computers and web, best friends, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Color of Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around them for support.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, friends, terminal illness, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, chores, forgery, youth, school, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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42%
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Adopt a Sailor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Adopt A Sailor is about Patricia and Richard, a successful and hip couple from New York City who inadvertently "adopt a sailor" during Fleet Week in New York City and the young man form Turkey Scratch, Arkansas who changes their lives ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: couple relations, family problems, friends, couples, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, city life, relationship problems, husband wife relationship, sailor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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42%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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38%
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, couples, couple relations, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Obselidia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: George, a lonely librarian, believes love is obsolete, until a road trip to Death Valley with a cinema projectionist named Sophie teaches him otherwise.
Style: uplifting, road movie, psychological, vintage, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, self discovery, romance, human nature, on the road, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz, road trip, friendship, camera, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Molly's Theory of Relativity (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set on Halloween, a young astronomer who has unexpectedly lost her job, is poised to make perhaps the first reckless decision of her life.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: life turned upside down, couple relations, friendship, self discovery, unemployment, astronomer, couples, disorder, halloween, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Starting Over Again (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ten years ago, Ginny (Toni Gonzaga), an Architecture student, and Marco (Piolo Pascual), a History professor, began a one-of-a-kind and unpredictable love story. In the five years that they were together, they brought out the best in each other, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: starting over, love affair, breakup, lovers reunited, love and romance, couples, tragic love, fall in love, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, aging, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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True Adolescents (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At 34, struggling Seattle musician Sam finds himself broke, jobless and losing touch with the person he wants to become. When his girlfriend kicks him out, he's forced to crash with his Aunt Sharon and is reluctantly enlisted to take her teen ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky
Plot: lifestyle, on the road, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friends, family relations, youth, buddies, wilderness, coming of age, thirtysomething life, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Fairfield Road (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Noah McManus is leaving his job with the Boston mayor's office for a dream gig in Washington, D.C. But in a single day, he finds out his new boss in Washington can no longer employ him and that his girlfriend has been cheating on him. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, couples, social relations, career change, ambition, politics, infidelity, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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32%
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Cherry. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Brian Cherry, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged Jules, she turns his ideas about women and sex upside-down. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best ...
Style: realistic, sexy, captivating, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, couples, best friends, love, friendship, youth, revenge, escapades, love and romance, generation y ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, couples, parents and children, couple relations, boss and employee, coming of age, lifestyle, profanity, unfulfillment, power relations, family relations, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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30%
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Bombón: El Perro (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Patagonia, a mechanic who dreams of a different life starts to think big after his adopted pup wins first prize at a local dog show.Life is no bed of roses for 52-year-old Juan "Coco" Villegas. He, who has been a gas station attendant ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: unemployment, on the road, countryside, love and romance, self discovery, bittersweet, friends, gas station, mechanic, dog, friendship, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia
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The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, friends, crimes, criminal's revenge, buddies, cons and scams, society, dishonesty, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Pretty One (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her idolized twin sister Audrey dies in a car accident, Laurel decides to take her place. But, as she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, hidden identity, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, dishonesty, profanity, bittersweet, urban, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Jam (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A traffic accident on a rural mountain road becomes a life changing experience for fifteen diverse travelers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: pregnancy, traffic jam, on the road, reunion, countryside, family relations, wedding, disagreement, doctors and patients, parents and children, rivalry, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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30%
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, parents separation, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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30%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A group of college friends are reunited after the death of their very successful friend. The will dictates that each person will receive a large sum of money if they can all successfully stay in his mansion for a week. If one person leaves, everyone ...
Style: humorous, talky, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: reunion, friendship, estate, death of friend, inheritance, group of friends, funeral, rivalry, friends, thirtysomething life, dysfunctional, gossip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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29%
Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Loitering with Intent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.
Style: humorous, semi serious, emotional, light, captivating ...
Plot: friends, deadline, post traumatic stress disorder, gardener, artists and showbiz, actor's life, ambition, family relations, farm, disorder, house, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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29%
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Believe Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate, broke, and out of ideas, four college seniors start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: college, cons and scams, campaign, buddies, charity, dishonesty, student life, youth, money, friends, auditorium, strait jacket ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Perfume (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A week in the lives of a group of models, photographers, agents, reporters, publicists and other characters during a wild modeling show in New York City.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, sexual, sexy
Plot: ambition, relationship vs career, fashion, rise and fall, love and romance, couple relations, terminal illness, infidelity, estrangement, photographer, modeling, beauty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Very Serious Person (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jan, an itinerant male nurse from Denmark, takes a new job with Mrs. A, a terminally ill Manhattan woman raising her parentless thirteen-year-old grandson, Gil. Spending the summer by the shore, the emotionally reserved Jan finds himself oddly cast ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Living on Love Alone (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie Bataille is fed up with student jobs. At 23, with a 5-years university degree, she wants to work for real. She meets Ben by chance at a job interview. He's a guy who chose to live by the day, getting by with whatever crosses his path and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, youth, love and romance, college graduate, clubbing, couples, twentysomething life, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief), destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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27%