Movies like Circle of Friends

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Circle of Friends (1995)
 6.6
 8K
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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, pregnancy, small town, romance, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion, small town life, adaptation, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, hopes, babies and infants, social differences, society, human nature ...
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 romantic films with plots about love and romance, romance, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, runaway and love mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Circle of Friends: Brooklyn (2015), The Playboys (1992), This Is My Father (1998), The Man in the Moon (1991), Inventing the Abbotts (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 126K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, USA
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, romantic, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, love affair, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, true love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love, sin, circus, society, small town life, small town, romance, fall in love, pregnancy, social relations, 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 relations, social relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, love triangle, pregnancy, small town, rain, twins, sister sister relationship, skinny dipping, first love, bittersweet, corporal punishment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
⇓ 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, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: marriage, coming of age, friendship, advice, americana, love, family life, self discovery, romance, marriage proposal, parents and children, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of age feature, set in a New South Wales country town in the 1960s, about a 15 year-old boy. It follows his loves and how he copes with life's problems such as death and departure.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, coming of age, friendship, pregnancy, discrimination, first love, family relations, locket, teenage life, bittersweet, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 26K
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, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, adolescence vs adulthood, adulthood, small town, seance, reunion, photocopier, truth or dare ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.1
 188
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, social relations, rivalry, friendship, society, lifestyle, couples, romance, fall in love, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 6K
Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, kenya, uganda, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 4K
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: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, coming of age, family problems, teenage love, young lovers, teenager, family relations, teenage pregnancy, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 14K
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, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, youth, dublin ireland, friends, countryside, forbidden love, environmentalism, farm, love affair, writer's life ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, love and romance, teachers and students, love, friendship, life is a bitch, school, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sincere, talky, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: small town, reunion, fall in love, romance, destiny, high school, bittersweet, youth, midlife crisis, journalism, hopes, unfulfilled love ...
Time: future, 70s, 80s
Place: maryland, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, adultery, 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, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, high school, coming of age, tomboy, school, love triangle, best friend, friendship, high school dance, romance, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, americana, love triangle, friendship, fall in love, human nature, society, family relations, youth, working class, bondage ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.5
 4K
Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, romantic, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, friendship, romance, sex, lifestyle, opposites attract, writer's life, african american, honest, infidelity, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, countryside, father son relationship, strained relationship, romance, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, buddies, friendship, fall in love, couple relations, opposites attract, introspection, hopes, romance, love and romance, unlikely couple, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 888
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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, best friends, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 28K
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, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, eccentric family, generation gap, parents and children, love and romance, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, new england, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, teenage love, terminal illness, romance, social differences, teenage life, couples, youth, rich and poor, fall in love, small town, class differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 24K
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: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, fall in love, infidelity, couples, couple relations, lovers reunited, parents and children, retirement home ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 39K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sexual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, father daughter relationship, couples, desire, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 19K
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: destiny, romance, transplant, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, coincidence, couples, couple relations, love of one's life, starting over, death of wife ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 14K
Down to You (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, love, true love, college life, youth, lifestyle, couple relations, love affair, college, bar, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, couple relations, hopes, friends, family relations, dysfunctional family, human nature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
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, alcohol abuse, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, love triangle, society, understanding, friends ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%