Movies like Closing the Ring

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Closing the Ring (2007)
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Closing the Ring (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to Michigan, where the grown Ethel Ann, who married another man after Teddy was killed in battle, now lives. Ethel Ann must decide whether to go with Jimmy to meet the soldier who last saw Teddy alive.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: world war two, romance, couples, optimism, death in the family, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, wartime life, battles, male female relationship, airplane, love, soldier, bomber, sex, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), war, ring, bare breasts, battle
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, belfast

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Most similar movies to Closing the Ring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, family relations, parents and children and family problems mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Closing the Ring: War Bride (2001), Strayed (2003), Sons & Lovers (2003), Cupid & Cate (2000), A Secret Affair (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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War Bride (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Anna Friel stars in classy wartime drama The War Bride. She plays Lily, an orphan who suddenly finds herself married, with child and living with hostile in-laws in the wilds of Canada.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, culture clash, love and romance, against the odds, wartime life, romance, society, couples, family relations, family problems, homecoming, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada, london
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Strayed (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fleeing the June 1940 arrival of Hitler's army in Paris, a young war widow and her two children are rescued from dive-bombing German fighters by a cocky, reckless teenager. He finds them refuge in an abandoned house, but despite the fact that ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, world war two, survival, friendship, refugee, love affair, wartime life, teenage life, life is a bitch, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france, riviera
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100%
 6.6
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Sons & Lovers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Filmmaker Stephen Whittaker adapts author D.H. Lawrence's simmering tale of sex, love, and family. In the years leading up to World War I, the problems faced by many families were uncannily similar to the issues that mankind would still be ...
Style: serious, realistic, romantic, sincere
Plot: family relations, self discovery, couples, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, crumbling marriage, writer's life, love and romance, death in the family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.1
 762
Cupid & Cate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cate has a small boutique where she sells vintage clothes. She is dating some snob whose mother thinks that Cate is a second class citizen because of her line of work. Harry meets Cate and they fall in love instantly. Francesca is a doctor who finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, family relations, breakup, family problems, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human spirit, male female relationship, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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A Secret Affair (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Vanessa Stewart is a beautiful American woman engaged to be married. Vanessa is an artist and is also a buyer for her father's company. She goes to Venice on a business trip and meets television reporter Bill Fitzgerald from Ireland. They fall ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, emotional
Plot: romance, couples, battles, parents and children, couple relations, tragic love, destiny, fall in love, unfulfilled love, love affair, love and romance, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice, ireland, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, talky ...
Plot: family relations, romance, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, unfulfillment, love and romance, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, human nature, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, actor's life, lifestyle, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Once in a Lifetime (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After losing her husband and baby daughter to a fire, Daphne Fields raises her deaf son while beginning a writing career. Hollywood loves her scripts, but her heart remains with her son Andrew, under the care of Headmaster Matthew Dane at an eastern ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: boarding school, starting over, family relations, couples, family problems, pregnancy, boarding school life, hospital, parents and children, death in the family, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Polish Bride (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: countryside, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, haunted by the past, romance, farm, small town, society, prostitute, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
67%
 5.5
 212
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
66%
 6.9
 180
Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couples, infidelity, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, romance, society, overseas worker, naivete, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, betrayal, romance, infidelity, murder, love triangle, repairman, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: bosnian war, war, forbidden love, muslim, love affair, life is a bitch, couples, wartime life, couple relations, love and romance, romance, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, family in crisis, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, rich and poor, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, love and romance, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, soldier, society, romance, couples, political unrest, social relations, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Disappearing Acts (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, looking for love, opposites attract, romance, family problems, lovers reunited, couple relations, starting over, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.0
 154
One Night (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, atmospheric
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, nightclub, meaning of life, male female relationship, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Hanover Street (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, secret mission, secret agents, war, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: london, france, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Seducing Maarya (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vijay Chatterjee is a lonely widower and a successful restaurateur in Montreal. His thoroughly Westernized son Ashish works at his father's eatery but is more interested in the rock band that he started with his friend Michael. One day, Vijay ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, social differences, interracial relations, society, romance, love and romance, family relations, couples, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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 ⇓
61%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friends, friendship, fall in love, world war two, couples, love affair, couple relations, social differences, opposites attract, romance, wartime life, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: moral dilemma, self discovery, forbidden love, love affair, hopes, romance, musician's life, love and romance, family relations, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Last Supper (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mrs. Mashreghi, who is a prominent university professor, is divorced from her husband. She leads a happy life for a while until one her students who is almost the same age of her daughter falls in love with her; a love which is completely rejected ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: starting over, love triangle, family relations, couples, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, teachers and students, couple relations, false accusation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: family relations, sexual abuse, family problems, disability, couples, estrangement, misfit, mute or deaf, hopes, opposites attract, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Soldier's Tale (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the days following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France, a British platoon leader named Saul (Gabriel Byrne) and his corporal (Paul Wyett) reach an isolated farmhouse and encounter a beautiful French girl named Belle (Marianne Basler). Love ...
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, love affair, couples, romance, war, love and romance, impossible love, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, wartime life, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%