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The Cider House Rules (1999)
 7.4
 88K
The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, melancholic, heartbreaking, intense, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: coming of age, incest, african american, abortion, orphan, new job, orphanage, nurse, first love, love and romance, romance, farm, storytelling, cigarette smoking, adoption, love triangle, pregnancy, pilot, stabbing, mentor protege relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sick child, drug overdose, war injury, anesthetic ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: maine, usa, new england, england

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Most similar movies to The Cider House Rules

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sentimental, romantic, realistic and melancholic films with plots about love, destiny, beautiful scenery, love story, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Cider House Rules: The Painted Veil (2006), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Stanley & Iris (1990), Brooklyn (2015), The Man in the Moon (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, crumbling marriage, loveless marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: sentimental, serious, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, mentor, geisha, brothel, cinderella story, women, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, destiny, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: working class, pregnancy, unemployment, bakery, love, widow, education, cook, romance, isolation, single parent, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 113K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, working class, immigrants, love and romance, love affair, starting over, true love, community, ship, boarding house, journey, homesickness ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, usa, manhattan new york city, europe, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, pregnancy, love triangle, corporal punishment, romance, twins, youth, parents and children, siblings relations, rainy, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 167K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, small town, depression, loneliness, caregiver, self discovery, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 79K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, workaholic, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, changing lives, change of heart, life & death, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.6
 11K
December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, adoption, best friends, orphan, rivalry, orphanage, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, youth, beach, sea ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 29K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love and romance, couples, love, destiny, life & death, moral dilemma, death, brother sister relationship, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 10K
Bella (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, restaurant, beach, soccer, redemption, love and romance, family relations, hopes, christianity, latinos, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, culture clash, young lovers, forbidden love, unhappiness, romance, opposites attract, teenage life, fall in love, coming of age, parent child relationship, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, love triangle, romance, power of love, haunted by the past, regret, unfulfillment, love affair, parent child relationship, summer, new love ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 50s, contemporary, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, performer's life, animal training, couple relations, love triangle, artists and showbiz, abuse, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 39K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dangerous attraction, family relations, fall in love, single parent, parents and children, unlikely relationship, coming of age, mysterious character, coincidence, couples, on the run, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 55K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, couple relations, parents, customs, romance, forceful separation, love affair, long distance relationship, blogger, chair, depression, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, love and romance, first love, fall in love, coping, dealing with death, youth, fighting illness, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, sexual, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: coming of age, small town, forbidden love, promiscuity, basketball, small town life, unrequited love, stock market crash, sexual repression, romance, repression, teenage love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, yale university, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, unwanted pregnancy, young lovers, self discovery, teenage life, friendship between men, abortion, bowling, father son relationship, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, party, high society, loneliness, love affair, american dream, unfulfilled love, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 59K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love and romance, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 64K
Out of Africa (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: romance, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, fall in love, adventure, dishonesty, love and romance, farm, culture clash, bankruptcy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: africa, kenya, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, love affair, couples ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 172K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, memory loss, love and romance, romance, couple relations, marriage, amnesia, wooing, newlyweds, hopes, coma, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 34K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, high school, adolescence, first love, youth, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, suicidal, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 27K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 190K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, letter, death, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%