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I'm looking for the name of a movie I vaguely remember watching around 1997.

The plot was about a man being washed up on a beach with memory loss. He's taken in by a woman who is a psychology student/enthusiast and trying to analyze him and help him get his memory back.

Edit: I think the movie was taking place in the UK, but I'm not 100% sure about that. The movie wasn't based on real events, and he gets his memory back in the end. The sea theme is very prominent in the movie, and I think the last shot of the movie is an empty, stormy beach.

I think the name of the movie might have included 'sea' or 'memory' but so far I haven't found anything in that direction.

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Interesting premise. Is there anything else you could add? Watched in a theater or on video? What country were you in when you watched it? A vague description of either of the main characters? Language they spoke and accent? No detail that you remember clearly is too small in this type of question. – Donald.McLean Apr 2 '13 at 16:23
I assumed it was a love story, but I can't find anything. What kind of movie is it? Romantic, drama, thriller? – DustinDavis Apr 2 '13 at 20:22
Isn't there a famous unsolved case from maybe Australia about a guy that appeared on a beach with no idea who he is? Could this movie be based on that? – Jacob G Apr 3 '13 at 3:05
Looks like the movie is The Majestic, but it was released in 2001 – Vimal Raj Apr 3 '13 at 10:31
It's not The Majestic, seems there's no shortage in movies featuring memory loss – SimonV Apr 3 '13 at 12:04

This sounds like Driftwood (1997)

When Sarah walks alone along the desolate beach one day she find an unconscious man, who has been brought to land by the waves. When he awakens he doesn't remember anything. He has no name and no past. His dependence lies on Sarah.

Its also set in Northern Ireland which jibes with what you're remembering.

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It's close, but I don't think that's the one. I'll try to get my hands on Driftwood to be certain. – SimonV Apr 3 '13 at 22:31

Could the movie you are looking for be called Ladies in Lavender? Judi Dench and Maggie Smith star in this beautiful movie about two sisters who find a mysterious boy who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

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