Movies like Circle of Friends

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Circle of Friends (1995)
 6.6
 9K
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the 'college belle'. They also encounter the handsome and charming Jack Foley, whom Benny quickly falls for.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating, feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion, small town life, adaptation, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, couples, social differences, society, babies and infants, opposites attract, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe

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Most similar movies to Circle of Friends

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sentimental, touching and emotional films with plots about romance, love and romance, friendship, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Circle of Friends: Brooklyn (2015), The Man in the Moon (1991), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Inventing the Abbotts (1997), Now and Then (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, working class, homesickness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, friendship, marriage proposal, female protagonist, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, rain, first love, corporal punishment, love triangle, twins, small town, pregnancy, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, skinny dipping, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, grandmother, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, rich and poor, americana, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 29K
Now and Then (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, female friendship, friendship, best friends, small town, teenage life, friends, youth, adulthood, women, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1991 ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 242K
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, romantic, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, love and romance, love story, love, disability, handicapped, caregiver, euthanasia, self discovery, accident, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, paris france, switzerland, mallorca ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 1K
The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, romance, society, fall in love, small town, small town life, social relations, pregnancy, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family problems, social relations, couples, family relations, youth, society, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 14K
Untamed Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Caroline, a young waitress who seems to have bad taste in men, is on her way home one night when thugs attempt to rape her. Adam, the mysterious busboy who works at the same diner, helps fight off the assailants, and she begins a relationship with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, love, opposites attract, self discovery, love and romance, tragedy, love affair, couples, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, hopes, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 229
Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, lifestyle, rivalry, romance, social relations, couples, fall in love, friendship, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Catholic-Irish farm girl Kate, along with her gregarious best friend Baba, moves to Dublin to pursue a more exciting life.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, youth, coming of age, friendship, friends, farm, couples, environmentalism, single parent, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 5K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, love, opposites attract, life is a bitch, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 16K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, couple relations, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Violets Are Blue... (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, fall in love, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, family relations, photojournalist, friends, couples, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 80s, 70s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, strained relationship, father son relationship, countryside, romance, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, friendship, old love, waitress, working class, romance, couples, social relations, friends, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.0
 27K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, small town, starting over, family relations, family problems, infidelity, couples, hopes, fall in love, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 558K
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, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, fall in love, true love, love and romance, love story, power of love, lovers reunited, love triangle, social differences, love affair, young lovers, love at first sight ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, human nature, working class, fall in love, youth, society, family relations, grownups ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Old Fashioned (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, couples, buddies, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, romance, hopes, introspection, unlikely couple, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 920
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, couple relations, teenage life, small town life, fall in love, teenage love, self discovery, best friends, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Here on Earth (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, rich and poor, love triangle, terminal illness, romance, teenage life, social differences, youth, couples, fall in love, coming of age, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 21K
Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: transplant, destiny, romance, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 3K
Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, couples, family problems, estrangement, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, single parent, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 31K
Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, eccentric family, love and romance, generation gap, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 71K
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, romantic, sentimental, dramatic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, lovers reunited, true love, unfulfilled love, love affair, high school sweetheart, small town, road not taken, fall in love, teenage love, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, couples, alcohol abuse, love triangle, siblings relations, society, friends, nobility, oxford ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In Love and War (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After teenage ambulance driver Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) takes shrapnel in the leg during World War I, he falls in love with Agnes von Kurowsky (Sandra Bullock), a beautiful older nurse at the hospital where he's sent to recover. ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: world war one, romance, war, soldier, couple relations, bittersweet, love and romance, hopes, young lovers, couples, military hospital, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%